entrenchment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n entrenchment an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entrenchment an earthen parapet thrown up to give cover against an enemy's fire and the ditch or trench from which the earth is obtained: any protection: an encroachment
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Usage

In literature:

It was scarcely entrenched at all, having only a few sangars dotted about as rallying-points.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
General Primrose heliographs that Ayub Khan has entrenched his camp at Baba Wali.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Both sides are firmly entrenched and it's going to be a long, hard fight.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
But on the other hand it is against Boer tradition to attack, especially entrenched positions.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Three batteries bombarded an entrenched British battalion for two hours and only seven men were killed.
"Tommy Atkins at War" by James Alexander Kilpatrick
They entrenched, and by entrenching they have won the war for us.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
The enemy was strongly entrenched in front of these houses.
"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army" by T. G. Steward
ENTRENCHMENTS ATTACKED AND CARRIED.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Thus to reach their entrenchment the Guides had to retire down the spur they were now on, and to cross the Jandul.
"The Story of the Guides" by G. J. Younghusband
Dillius Aponianus, and the Eighth by Numisius Lupus, Antonius decided to entrench Verona and make a demonstration in force.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
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In poetry:

Entrenched in intricacies strong,
Ditch, fort, and palisado,
He marked with scorn the coming throng,
And breathed a bold bravado:
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

While the green era is entrenched among us, one long-held tenet of the environmental movement has come under scrutiny: recycling.
Facing a fiscal crisis and entrenched opposition in Congress, he came up with measures that some economists say weren't enough to get the job done.
BlackBerrys have become as firmly entrenched in the offices of federal workers as the plastic-encased security badges that dangle around their necks.
Anti-gay sentiments have been entrenched in hip-hop for decades.
Directors, who were friends with the student, say Turkey has entrenched institutional homophobia.
Due to entrenched political correctness, there is still a long way to go for a truly colorblind society ("The Promise of Cain," Linda Chavez, PostOpinion, Oct 15).
For most of storefront America, difficult macroeconomic headwinds have ushered in a period of re-entrenchment.
1985—In a speech at Georgetown law school, Justice William J Brennan Jr attempts to defend his judicial career of misinterpreting the Constitution to entrench liberal policy preferences.
EVERY so often some gifted thinker stares at a long-entrenched product or tradition, and with sudden inspiration redesigns it and changes the world for the better.
Among the lineup of entrenched Kanawha County magistrates elected to new terms on Tuesday were two newcomers.
Lawmakers see need for action, not entrenchment.
Who is going to take back the stories that have been entrenched in American culture about Native Americans for so long.
We're far enough removed from the holiday guilt, and fully entrenched in our typical routines, stresses, and temptations.
New Orleans' Chris Ivory is entrenched on the bench, but coach Joe Vitt on Thursday said Ivory isn't going anywhere.
Joss Whedon's legendary SciFi series 'Firefly' may have come and gone, with all its actors ten years older and firmly entrenched in other projects, but no true fan (or Browncoat) will ever lose faith in the ability to re-light the 'Firefly'.
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In science:

Previous attempts [Gro88], [GM88] describe the revision of each theory K by a different structure without any glue relating the different structures: sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations, corresponding to different K ’s.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Our revisions are therefore defined by a polynomial (in the number of models considered) number of pseudo-distances instead of an exponential number of sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations (one for each theory K ).
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Makinson, “Revisions of Knowledge Systems using Epistemic Entrenchment”, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge, M.Y.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
This has led to the concept of ‘Multi-Physics simulations’ – a curious term that is perhaps difficult to make sense of without some understanding of this context, in particular the artificial entrenchment of physics sub-disciplines imposed by software requirements that only exists in such a form in computational physics.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
A)| ≥ |Γd (S )| . 2A Hamming-sphere is more like a ball than a sphere, but the terminology is entrenched.
Recovering randomness from an asymptotic Hamming distance
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