tabu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tabu excluded from use or mention "forbidden fruit","in our house dancing and playing cards were out","a taboo subject"
    • adj tabu forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
    • n tabu an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    • n tabu a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Tabu See Taboo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tabu See taboo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tabu an institution among the Polynesians, forming a penal system based on religious sanctions, by which certain things are held sacred or consecrated, and hence prohibited to be used—by a natural transference of meaning by association of ideas becoming equivalent to 'unholy,' 'accursed'—also Tamboo′, Tambu′, and Tapu′: any prohibition, interdict, restraint, ban, exclusion, ostracism
    • Tabu Same as Taboo.
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Usage

In literature:

This tabu on labour has a further consequence in the industrial differentiation of classes.
"The Theory of the Leisure Class" by Thorstein Veblen
It was my second experience with being somehow tabu, and I didn't like it.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Semitic tribes were haunted with the fear of the tabu.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
The Tabu was always most scrupulously regarded, after this, whenever employed.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
He went his simple way, but to escape being pointed out, he kept from all crowds, and public functions were to him tabu.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Baltimore was to be tabu.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The same idea is carried out in the tabu which generally accompanies the treatment.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
The expression "tabu," he says, "which plays so great a part in the language of this people, has a very wide significance.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
All women were tabu to all save the Father, but the High Priestess was doubly sacred.
"B. C. 30,000" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Paragot accepted meekly my report of Joanna's tabu of the Black Boar.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Breckenridge had Tabue's, Bowen's and Statham's brigades.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The subject, from some occult sense of decorum, was tabu.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The tabu system covered the entire daily life of the people with a vast network of minute regulations and penalties.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
He was caught and placed in a tabu box.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
To-morrow morning there will be a tabu, and if the sacrifice be delayed until that time, forty men must die.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
But these men who are left on our hands are tabu.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham
In military and naval circles, for instance, certain subjects are tabu.
"A Knight on Wheels" by Ian Hay
The children of concubitants must be tabu, and the children respectively of tabu must be concubitant.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
They were to build a tabu fence around the heiau and put up the sacred tabu staffs of white tapa cloth.
"Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)" by W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
In the religious domain it is the concept of virtue, sanctity, or tabu.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen
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In news:

Crazy Horse Paris' Hosts Bastille Day at Tabu.
Tabu is an audaciously conceived two-part film shot in 35mm black and white for the first act, taking place in modern Lisbon, and grainier 16mm for the scenes of colonial Africa.
It is difficult to find a statement about my book Das Goethe -Tabu in Gordon Craig's review that is not misleading or simply wrong.
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Ayush Tandon, Adil Hussain.
Tabu Ley Rochereau By Jeff Tamarkin.
It's been more than half a century since Tabu Ley Rochereau first graced a stage, and to this day there is no more prominent figure in Congolese music.
"Beverly Hills 90210" star Jason Priestley may have held a small birthday gathering at Tabu in Las Vegas over the weekend, but there was nothing itty-bitty about his wife.
Sara Sherr has upped her Sing Your Life Karaoke game as of late, with new sites and theme nights all around the city (look out for Morrissey at Tabu on May 22 to celebrate Mozz's birthday).
Lukner Blanc arrested in fatal shooting at Tabu nightclub.
Lukner Blanc is accused of fatally shooting David Lauture in the parking lot of Tabu nightclub.
ID of victim in shooting at Tabu nightclub released.
Ryan Couture celebrates his 30th birthday at Tabu .
Ryan Couture celebrates his 30th birthday at Tabu Ultra Lounge in MGM Grand on Friday, Aug 31, 2012.
Ryan Couture's 30th Birthday at Tabu .
Crazy Horse Paris' Hosts Bastille Day at Tabu .
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In science:

Two of the most successful heuristics to date for the QAP are tabu search (TS) and simulated annealing (SA).
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
We find that for each problem instance, there is a value of Q, Q∗ , above which (lower quality) tabu search performs better — requires less time — than simulated annealing and below which (higher quality) simulated annealing performs better.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Pardalos compared the performance of four algorithms including simulated annealing and tabu search and found that “all of these approaches have almost the same performance”.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Paulli compared simulated annealing and tabu search and found that “when CPU time is taken into consideration, simulated annealing is clearly preferable to tabu search”.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
On the other hand, finds that “RTS (Reactive Tabu Search) needs less CPU time than SA to reach average results in the 1% [of the best known value] region”.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
In 1998, summarizing the situation, Cela commented that “There is no general agreement concerning the comparison of the performance of simulated annealing approaches with that of tabu search approaches for the QAP”.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Simulated annealing and tabu search are multi-start heuristics; many runs of the heuristic are executed, each with a different random starting configuration. A commonly used performance metric for multi-start heuristics is the percentage of these runs which attain a specified value of the quality Q (typically 0.01).
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
The TS code implements the robust tabu search of ; the SA code implements the simulated annealing heuristic of .
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Despite differences in details, they all share the characteristic that for each problem instance, there is a value of Q, Q∗ , above which (lower quality) tabu search performs better — requires less time — than simulated annealing and below which (higher quality) simulated annealing performs better.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Tabu search in the long-run - A comparison on QAP tasks.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Misevicius. 2005. A tabu search algorithm for the quadratic assignment problem, Comput.
Comparative Performance of Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
Tabu search is a metaheuristic algorithm that can be used for solving combinatorial optimization problems, such as the travelling salesman problem (TSP).
Search-based software test data generation using evolutionary computation
E val(f ), we keep the change and put {u, v} into a tabu list, which forbids this swap to be done again in several turns.
New Computational Result on Harmonious Trees
The order is two-stage constraint solving, backtracking, then tabu search.
New Computational Result on Harmonious Trees
Results on problems in the range of up to 96 qubits show improved scaling for median core quantum annealing time compared with simulated annealing and iterative tabu search, though how it will scale as the number of qubits increases remains an open question.
A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration
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