storey

Definitions

  • Showing an edifice of several storeys
    Showing an edifice of several storeys
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n storey a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale "what level is the office on?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hatfield and Storey Hatfield and Storey

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building
    • n Storey See Story.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n storey See story.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Storey stō′ri Same as Story.
    • n Storey a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs: a set of rooms on the same floor
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estoreeestorer—L. instaurāre, to build.

Usage

In literature:

They were now in a region of low houses, although of considerable size, mostly on one floor, very few having two storeys.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
The people we passed there were not an interesting lot; they seemed all to belong to the two-storeyed houses.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
The chapel to the east of the north transept contained several storeys and a staircase.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
Entering an open doorway on the right of the court, the interpreter led the way up a flight of marble steps to the second storey of the house.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
At that moment Martha herself appeared at a window in the upper storey, waving her arms and shrieking wildly for help.
"Life in the Red Brigade" by R.M. Ballantyne
Arctic gales, you see, might carry a top storey off.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
It contained four storeys.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
He threw himself on his back at once, clasping his hands under his head and gazing up into the rustling storeys above.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
From the front windows of the third storey of No.
"Light Freights, Complete" by W. W. Jacobs
It was one in a row of old-fashioned, shabby brick buildings, four storeys in height.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
One night we stayed at a house which had an upper and a lower storey.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Out of the windows of the upper storey the women flung handsome carpets, which Sadek duly spread upon the floor.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He bore these triumphantly to the two-storeyed hut in which the greater number of us lived together, and that night we held a symposium.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
To our right, high up on the cliffside, was the picturesque village of Buddi (9300 feet), with its two- and three-storeyed houses.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
His rooms on the third storey used to remain shut up.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
The posts which supported the upper storey were greased with oil, and an entrance could not be effected.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The lower storey was built by Prior de Estria about a century before the work was completed by Chillenden.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
It is placed in a third storey of a tower.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
As a result of the attack, however, the Premier decided to abandon the idea of a three-storeyed building and to limit expenditure to L25,000.
"Report of the Chief Librarian" by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
Mitch Storey wrote patiently, in big, square letters.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In poetry:

Oh, mighty city of New York, you are wonderful to behold—
Your buildings are magnificent— the truth be it told—
They were the only thing that seemed to arrest my eye,
Because many of them are thirteen storeys high;
"Jottings of New York" by William Topaz McGonagall
The fire brigade played on the first door with greet speed,
But the flames had very inflammable fuel upon which to feed,
So that the fire spread with awful rapidity,
And in twenty minutes the building was doomed to the fourth storey.
"The Disastrous Fire at Scarborough" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Photo courtesy of David Storey .
Keith and Shirley Storey Celebrated their 60th Anniversary at a Family Dinner and a night on the town in Salt Lake City where they started their journey together 60 years ago this year.
Storey was hospitalized from December to early June.
"This is the greatest feeling being back," Storey said.
Funeral services are pending for Clayton/Deer Park resident Gordon P Storey , 93, who passed away on June 20.
Karastan has promoted Bill Storey to svp and gm of fashion brands, which include Karastan, Ralph Lauren, CustomWeave, and Helios.
Storey has spent the past 20 years with Karastan, most recently as svp of Karastan Rugs.
Injury aside, Storey getting back to championship form.
Waymon Storey took some ridicule from his Morrow teammates as he posed for some pictures.
Betty Sue Storey , 76, of Manila, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at her home.
She and her late husband, Noel Storey , owned and operated the Manila Esso Station for many years.
Pop-blues diva Nina Storey plays Kennolyn this Sunday as part of the Garden Concert Series.
Storey gearing up for re-election bid.
Scott Storey , District Attorney, Jefferson and Gilpin Counties.
Memorial services for Mr Donald Storey , 71, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, Sept 24, 2007, at Bethany Lutheran Church of Spencer.
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In science:

Storey observes that λ is a tuning parameter that dictates the bias and variance of the estimator, and proposes computing bπ0 on a grid of λ values, smoothing them by a spline function, and taking the smoothed bπ0 at λ = 0.95 as the final estimator.
An adaptive significance threshold criterion for massive multiple hypotheses testing
Moreover, our simulations showed that the choice of parameter λ = α instead of λ = 1/2 in the Storey procedure resulted in a much more robust procedure under positive dependences, at the price of being slightly more conservative.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
These properties do not appear to have been reported before, and put forward Storey-α as a procedure of considerable practical interest.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
This allows in particular to recover results very similar to those of Benjamini and Heller (2007) and can also be used to prove that a (generalized) Storey estimator can be used to control the weighted FDR.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
Storey. A direct approach to false discovery rates. J. R.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
The two classes of methods have been unified by Storey et al. and Genovese and Wasserman (2005).
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
The mixture model framework represented in (2.1) has been used by several authors to study the false discovery rate (e.g., Efron et al. , Storey and Genovese and Wasserman ).
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Given an estimate of π0 , methods for false discovery rate estimation have been developed by several authors (Efron et al. and Storey ).
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Thus, the q-value approach advocated by Storey enjoys a nice shrinkage property.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
First, a q-value analysis (Storey ) was done using the unpooled two-sample t-test; this is reported in Figure 1.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
We applied the q-value procedure of Storey and selected the genes with the twenty smallest qvalues.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Lehmann and Romano , Sarkar , Storey and references given there) but BH still remains one of the most popular methods of multiple testing.
A comparison of the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure with some Bayesian rules for multiple testing
Theorem 1 of Storey states that in case when individual test statistics are generated by the two-component mixture model, like in our setting, pF DR = BF DR.
A comparison of the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure with some Bayesian rules for multiple testing
The theorem is a purely frequentist result, but as pointed out in Storey (2002) and Efron and Tibshirani (2002), it has a simple Bayesian interpretation via (2.3): rule (2.5) is essentially equivalent to declaring nonnull those genes whose estimated tail-area posterior probability of being null is no greater than q .
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Estimating the occurEpidemiology 23 70–86. rence of false positives and false negatives in microarray Efron, B., Tibshirani, R., Storey, J. and Tusher, V. studies by approximating and partitioning the empirical (2001).
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
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