commuter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commuter a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
    • n commuter someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year
    • n Commuter kŏm*mū"tẽr One who commutes; especially, one who commutes in traveling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seating on the first scheduled inter-city commuter airplane flight consisted of moveable wicker chairs. There were 11 of them on the first Ford Tri-Motors. After several years, Ford replaced them with aluminum framed leather chairs.
    • n commuter One who commutes; specifically, one who purchases and uses a commutation-ticket.
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Quotations

  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”

Usage

In literature:

She easily obtained pardon, and the sentence of death against the other two was commuted into perpetual imprisonment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Is not a commuter's train, stalled in a drift, far more lively to our hearts than the mythical stage-coach?
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
Commuters the world over are a hardy, valorous race.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
PECUNIARY COMMUTATION OF THE STIPULATED AID.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Many persons conceive it to be no less morally wrong to commute for the service than to perform it.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The commutator and brushes, in consequence, after weeks of running, show scarcely any wear.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
They also ask for commutation of the royal fifth of gold to one tenth.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609" by Various
But more and more people are taking to commuting and we look to that to save things.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
This morning's winners in the Lymedale commuters' contest for seats on the shady side of the car on the 8:28 were L.Y.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
There seems to be no such thing as commutation of forage in such cases.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
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In poetry:

And then commutes the dire intent
To that of toil and banishment.
They hear their doom without a sigh
Or e'en a tear to dim the eye:
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
That turns the sweetest buds to flowers,
And chops and changes toys,
That breaks up dreams, and parts old friends,
And still commutes our joys—
"The Ape" by Charles Lamb

In news:

For several years in the 1970s I commuted from near Camden, N.J. To Baltimore, usually in the middle of the night.
With most mass transit out of service, many commuters had no choice but to drive.
Commuters' privacy is being clipped .
It strives to mimic the form and feel of a traditional gas-powered commuter vehicle and, for the most part, it succeeds.
Every morning, Theresa Hepburn and her two girls would drive Robert A Hepburn to the train station in Union, N.J. Where they lived, for his commute into the city.
Arnold Schwarzenegger to be in court for Esteban Nunez's commutation .
Fabian Nunez speaks about son's commutation .
In his last remaining hours as California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger issued three sentence commutations .
Gaile Owens' son speaks out about death sentence commutation .
SurveyUSA conducted a quick, automated survey to gauge response to President Bush's decision to commute former White House aide Scooter Libby's prison sentence.
Mid-Atlantic region could see difficult commutes after summer storms cut power to millions.
CHICAGO (AP) — It's finally looking like winter in the Midwest as the season's first big snowstorm crawls across the region, leaving skiers and snow-reliant businesses giddy but greeting morning commuters Friday with a sloppy, slippery drive.
Here's a commute that defies the law of ever-increasing fares: The New York Water Taxi announced it is lowering its prices.
Snow closes schools to the south of Syracuse, slows commute .
It was a slow, slippery commute for Central New Yorkers this morning.
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In science:

If θ commutes with [a] h Ψ do not necessarily commute with [a] h O .
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
So, we can verify the commutation rule only for any two operators and consider that similar commutation rules exist for other operators.
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
For (b), a simple abelian variety over a prime field has commutative endomorphism ring. (This follows from [26, Thm. 1(ii)], and was noted in [6, p. 469].) Therefore, each Y j has commutative endomorphism ring; d(Y j ) = 1; and each exponent e j in (2.3) is a multiple of d ≥ 2.
Split reductions of simple abelian varieties
If in the above lemma we switch the roles of the upper and the lower triangles, namely, if we require that the upper triangle is homotopy commutative and the lower one is 2-commutative, then the lemma is true without the cofibration assumptions on i.
Homotopy types of topological stacks
However, performing the Z rotation in this manner (as opposed to physically implementing the gate) is not as effective at depolarizing the noise because in commuting the Z rotation through the pulse sequence it is also assumed the Z rotation commutes with the noise operation.
Randomized benchmarking of single and multi-qubit control in liquid-state NMR quantum information processing
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