• Log Train, Humboldt County, California
    Log Train, Humboldt County, California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n training activity leading to skilled behavior
    • n training the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) "a woman of breeding and refinement"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A 26th Division Wagon Train A 26th Division Wagon Train
The American Trained Nurse The American Trained Nurse
Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168 Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168
Asleep on the Train Asleep on the Train
Scre propeller and drive train Scre propeller and drive train

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
    • n Training The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure
    • n training Practical education in some profession, art, handicraft, or the like; instruction coupled with practice in the use of one's powers: as, manual training; a sound business training.
    • n training The act or process of developing the physical strength and powers of endurance, or of rendering the system capable of performing some notable feat; also, the condition of being so prepared and capable.
    • n training In gardening, the art or operation of forming young trees to a wall or espalier, or of causing them to grow in a desired shape.
    • n training Drill; practice in the manual of arms and in simple manœuvers, such as is provided for militia. Compare train-band, training-day.
    • n training Synonyms Nurture, Education, etc. (see instruction); drill, schooling, breeding, tuition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.
    • Training practical education in any profession, art, or handicraft: the method adopted by athletes for developing their physical strength, endurance, or dexterity, or to qualify them for victory in competitive trials of skill, races, matches, &c.—including both bodily exercise and regulated dieting
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  • Charles Merrill
    Charles Merrill
    “Get the best people and train them well.”
  • Seneca
    “Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.”
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
    “Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”
  • Christopher Morley
    “Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.”
  • Plato
    “The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.”
  • Martin Rutte
    Martin Rutte
    “You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.”


Gravy train - If someone is on the gravy train, they have found and easy way to make lots of money.
Train of thought - A train of thought is a sequence of thoughts, especially when you are talking to someone and you forget what you were going to say.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. train, trainer, through Low L. forms from L. trahĕre, to draw.


In literature:

The train of thought was interrupted by voices in the street, and the doctor drew the curtain of the window aside and looked out.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Maybe the two trains were racing and our train got ahead in spite of the washout.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
At the station there was a considerable delay, awaiting the arrival of the train from Newtown.
"The Story of the Cambrian" by C. P. Gasquoine
The train must have been late.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
And as the whistle of the locomotive sounded louder, Bunny and Sue knew a train was coming!
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
The Louisville and Nashville trains were leaving the city for the West on time, but arriving trains were much delayed.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
What I need is training.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
All the other units in the Division having more or less similarly settled this vital question, training was started in earnest.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
You know, all of you went off by the 2 train, and I had to wait till the 3:15.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
As Kinesasis had brought back with him twelve dogs, they were thus able to rig out three trains for the trip.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
If the first train should break down, there is some chance of the second train overtaking and running into it.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Singers are trained to-day exactly as they were trained two hundred years ago, through a reliance on the imitative faculty.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
I shall miss my train.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
The seven-o'clock train to Baltimore reached there at eight, and there was a ten-ten train back.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
A train full of British troops from Ostend came into the station yesterday at the same time as the ambulance train from Antwerp.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
You get out of your train to obtain refreshment, and having taken it, you endeavour to find your train and your carriage.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
When the train came, John and Cavanaugh said good-by to their friends and got aboard.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
On the whole, the time spent in the Wesserling sector was a period of training for our company, and in fact for the whole Sanitary Train.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
Under my orders they had a train made up at the junction for him to bring back to McCloud.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Some powerful locomotives in use are of American manufacture and are imported chiefly to pull trains up heavy grades.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

The flowers that I have trained will bloom,
But at another's side;
And he I love will seek perchance,
A gentler, fairer bride.
"The Highland Girl's Lament" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Far o'er the glowing western main
His wistful brow was upward raised,
Where, like an angel's train,
The burnished water blazed.
"Monday In Easter Week" by John Keble
Spirit of rain--
With all thy mountain mists that wander lonely
As a gray train
Of souls newly discarnate seeking new life only!
"Spirit Of Rain" by Cale Young Rice
And, Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign,
As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,
And we are less than they.
"A Hymn For Family Worship" by Henry Kirke White
Go, grandly borne, with such a train
As greatest kings might die to gain:
The Just, the Wise, the Brave
Attend thee to the grave!
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Go, grandly borne, with such a train
As greatest kings might die to gain;
The Just, the Wise, the Brave
Attend thee to the grave!
"The Funeral Car Of Lincoln" by Richard Henry Stoddard

In news:

The train to Madison may be dead, but the train to Chicago is as alive as ever.
The training constists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.
The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
G-Train Pumped Dry But Repairs Remain, L-Line Still All Wet, A-Train Returns to Inwood .
The University of Tennessee football team will spend a week of fall training camp away from campus, as the Vols will train at Milligan College in Johnson City from Aug 9 to15.
You train, and train, and train.
Number of Training Airplanes and Types: 34 training aircraft—5 C152s, 22 C172s, 2 C172RGs, 5 Piper Seminoles, AST Hawk FTD, 737 AATD (used for our Airline Crew Orientation Program).
Enjoy a convention center full (16,000 square feet) of trains, trains and more trains.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon jokes with his players during a training session at the Lennoxtown Training Complex, Glasgow.
Sailor Benjamin Hochanadel graduated Oct 5, 2012 from basic training at the United States Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
LOVES PARK — Austin Moore completed US Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes.
VRE train hits pedestrian, delays commuter train.
Technical rescue training takes time above and beyond the normal training requirements, but firefighters often will attempt a rescue even if it is beyond their capabilities.
Watch this exclusive training footage with New York Jets fullback John "The Terminator" Conner , shot at Ignition Training in Mason Ohio.
At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, they train for such a tragedy.

In science:

One problem with the training methods given in section 2.3 is the restriction of training data to nouns in N .
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
Since no manually tagged training data is available for our corpus, the tagger’s default rules were used (these rules were produced by Brill by training on the Brown corpus).
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
T , yV |φ, L) PxT ∈L(w) p(w, xT , yV |φ, L) 3 In our experiments below, we initialize γ (z ) to 0 because we have sufficient training data T ) is initialized to 0.1 because our prototype dictionary is at least for the transducer. γ (w , x as large as our training corpus.
Learning string edit distance
Experiment E3 uses the training corpus only to construct the pronouncing lexicon, while experiment E4 uses the entire corpus – both training and testing portions – to construct the pronouncing lexicon.
Learning string edit distance
Our training paradigm simultaneously optimizes the parameters of all three models on the training corpus.
Learning string edit distance
These entries can be quite dissimilar, and so our ad-hoc training paradigm trains our transduction distances on both similar and dissimilar strings.
Learning string edit distance
For example: in single perceptrons and in multi-layer perceptrons with a finite number of hidden nodes one finds, for the case where D = {−1, 1}N and where the members of the training set ˜D are drawn at random from D , that completeness of the training set amounts to limN→∞ N/| ˜D | = 0.
Statistical Mechanical Analysis of the Dynamics of Learning in Perceptrons
The picture changes dramatically if we move away from complete training sets and consider those where the number of training examples is proportional to the number of degrees of freedom, i.e. in simple perceptrons and in two-layer perceptrons with a finite number of hidden neurons this implies | ˜D | = αN (0 < α < ∞).
Statistical Mechanical Analysis of the Dynamics of Learning in Perceptrons
The second procedure to deal with incomplete training sets is closer to the methods used so far for dealing with complete training sets than the above formalism, since it involves macroscopic differential equations for single-time observables.
Statistical Mechanical Analysis of the Dynamics of Learning in Perceptrons
One may also expect some positive correlation when either both techniques are just variations of each other1 or both techniques are trained on the same set of training data (and so are missing the same examples relative to the test set).
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
First, two different techniques, one memorybased and the other transformation-rule based, were trained on the same training set, and then both tested on that test set.
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
When the tail of a wave train moving along Path 1 has reached S , the front of another wave train moving along Path 2 is still on the way owing to the fact that the distances along Path 1 and 2 are different.
Asymmetrical Path Interference Test of Light
One half of the events have been used for training the ANN and the other half, for independently testing the trained net.
Image and Non-Image Parameters of Atmospheric Cherenkov Events: a comparative study of their gamma-ray/hadron classification potential in UHE regime
The student knows all of the values in the training set, but the student does not know the values of the attribute that is to be predicted in the testing set. The student uses the training set to develop a model of the data.
Theoretical Analyses of Cross-Validation Error and Voting in Instance-Based Learning
Section 2 proves that crossvalidation error is bounded by the sum of the training set error and the instability. The optimal cross-validation error is established, and it is proven that the strategy of minimizing error on the training set (maximizing accuracy) is sub-optimal.
Theoretical Analyses of Cross-Validation Error and Voting in Instance-Based Learning