tentatively

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv tentatively in a tentative manner "we agreed tentatively on a dinner date"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tentatively In a tentative manner; by way of trial or experiment.
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Usage

In literature:

Draw up a scheme for a debate on one of the propositions in Exercise 4, with a tentative assignment of points to three debaters on a side.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
The other had been advised but tentatively, and informed that he must see the Supervisor personally.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The visit to Jerusalem at the unnamed feast can be only tentatively placed.
"The Life of Jesus of Nazareth" by Rush Rhees
A tentative cry issued from the baby; a bass exclamation issued from Jed Lewis.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
The Conquerer's reign was a time of tentative expedients and simple solutions.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
At length he tentatively touched the latch.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
But he spoke tentatively, nevertheless.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The regulations which I have been able tentatively to ordain here are those accompanying this letter.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume VIII (of 55), 1591-1593" by Emma Helen Blair
One tentative tug and haul and the bosun began to see that he would need all his strength for this man.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
That gave him his opening, and he approached shyly and tentatively.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
It was not until Rankin and the others had left the room that Jewdwine had courage to raise his head tentatively.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
It was her tantalising habit to ignore all such tentatives.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Everybody rose and stood in tentative attitudes, excited to the last degree.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
She could hear the water bubbling; the lid began making little tentative leaps.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
I had made the suggestion tentatively, and then tried to enlarge on the sincerity and breadth of its musical idea.
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
At first the four Great Powers proceeded very tentatively.
"Armageddon--And After" by W. L. Courtney
In this region all is at present unexamined; and all operations are tentative, and for that reason most are only successful for a time.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Emily herself solved the problem, producing her commonplace with a friendly tentative smile.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
He balanced tentatively for a moment, then shook his head.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The scientific attitude is tentative and piecemeal, believing what it finds evidence for, and no more.
"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" by Bertrand Russell
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In poetry:

``But you have heard and owned
The sound of my refrain,
Yet tentative and low.
Thus, poet, be intoned
Your own foreshadowing strain,
Trusting that some will know:
"A November Note" by Alfred Austin
The time of our Trysting!
Oh, come, unresisting,
Lovely, expectant, on tentative feet.
Shadow shall cover us,
Roses bend over us,
Making a bride chamber, sacred and sweet.
"The Garden Of Kama: Kama The Indian Eros" by Laurence Hope
Who never melts or thaws
At close tentations: when the day is done,
His goodnesse sets not, but in dark can runne:
The sunne to others writeth laws,
And is their vertue; Vertue is his Sunne.
"Constancie" by George Herbert
She was nor this nor that of those beings divine,
But each and the whole—an essence of all the Nine;
With tentative foot she neared to my halting-place,
A pensive smile on her sweet, small, marvellous face.
"Rome: The Vatican-Sala Delle Muse." by Thomas Hardy
Giving everybody a fair hearing.
They should have gone out with the balloon flights and the stereopticon.
This is no time for the private point of view.
When I light them, my nostrils prickle.
Their pale, tentative yellows
"Candles" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Authorities tentatively ID man as 34-year-old resident.
FAIRBANKS — The switch to a non-union maintenance contract and tentative plans to close one or two of its four Fairbanks facilities are the biggest local changes for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
For Many New Yorkers, a Tentative Normality .
The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education has approved a tentative agreement adding Philip Health Services, Inc to the geothermal well system.
Jenrry Mejia is tentatively scheduled to make his first major league start in two years on Sept 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.
The City of San Luis Obispo has reached a tentative agreement with the Police Officers' Association to reduce salaries and have employees contribute more to pension costs.
Due to heavy rainfall this week, the Strain Hill controlled burn in the Olema Valley that had been tentatively set for Tuesday has been canceled.
He was a tentative runner in 2011 no matter what he or the team says about it.
As the United States takes its first tentative steps toward high-speed rail travel, the initial hurdle is the biggest: money.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Canadian Pacific reach tentative pact.
Rockingham Speedway will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, tentatively scheduled for the second weekend of April 2012, sources have told ESPN The Magazine.
Teachers reach tentative contract agreement with district.
A strike at a supermarket chain with stores in Northern California and Nevada is over after workers and the company reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Raley's grocery store strike ends after union members agree to tentative contract.
Groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is tentatively set for October 2013.
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In science:

CDW gap, while the second one was initially tentatively attributed to an overdamped phase mode .
Dynamics of photoinduced Charge Density Wave-metal phase transition in K0.3MoO3
By passing the messages between the nodes, the task of the belief propagation decoding algorithm is to infer a tentative decoding ˜x.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
To aid discussions, we call the j th component of the tentative decoding vector ˜x the variable node ˜xj ∈ GF (q2 ).
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
The decoding algorithm iterates until either the tentative decoding ˜x is consistent with the observed syndrome (that is, si = Pj∈V1 (Hij | ˜xj ) for all i ∈ V2 ) or a pre-determined maximum rounds of message passing is reached.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
If a tentative decoding still cannot be found (that is, H ˜x 6= s(e) even after mmax rounds of belief propagation message passing), then Alice and Bob discard those EPR pairs whose beliefs of finding valid decodings are low.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
Since the tentative decoding cannot be found, in order to minimize the decoding error, Alice and Bob run the encoding circuit backward in which the sum of the entropies of the pseudo-posterior probabilities for the message qubits are minimized.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
In the event that tentative decoding ˜x cannot be found, by switching to the code H , which has a higher error-correcting capability at the expense of a relatively low rate of 1/2, we hope to maintain a reasonable yield without lowering the fidelity of the resulting EPR pairs too much.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
And in the worst possible situation that the tentative decoding ˜x cannot be found, we switch to a much lower yield ED-like method.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
We find that among the codes we have studied, the best yield over almost all values of p0 is achieved by an adaptive QLDPC code with the possibility of dropping a few low con fidence qubits in the worst case scenario that the tentative decoding cannot be found.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
We find tentative support from the distribution of central entropy in groups, though firm conclusions require a larger sample carefully controlled for selection effects.
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
We show there may be tentative observational evidence for lack of bimodality in core entropy in the group sample of Johnson et al. (2009a), although selection effects have to be carefully quantified before one can draw firm conclusions.
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
A tentative state-sum invariant and the need for renormalization.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
Hypothesis: a tentative estimate of problem status in an informed way.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
We tentatively detect a rough trend in core mass with increasing envelope mass.
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
We wanted to find adequate generalizations of the f sg notion to arbitrary complete types p(x) over small sets, and even arbitrary Keisler measures over small sets. A tentative definition of a complete type p(x) ∈ S (A) having f sg was given in .
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
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