polygraph

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polygraph a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Polygraph An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a manifold writer; a copying machine.
    • Polygraph In bibliography, a collection of different works, either by one or several authors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polygraph An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a gelatin copying-pad.
    • n polygraph An author of many works.
    • n polygraph A collection of different works written either by one or by different authors; a book containing articles or treatises on different subjects.
    • n polygraph A modified form of sphygmograph by which two or more tracings can be taken simultaneously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Polygraph pol′i-graf an instrument for multiplying copies of a writing: a collection of different books
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. writing much; poly`s much, many + to write: cf. F. polygraphe,

Usage

In literature:

P. S. The sheets which you receive are those of the copying-pen of the polygraph, not of the one with which I have written.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
That gadget on your arm is connected to a polygraph.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Only two abridgments remained, due to later polygraphers, Abydenus and Alexander Polybistor.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various
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In news:

Parents of missing 13-year-old Dylan Redwine reportedly took polygraph tests.
Ron Slay with Western Security Consultants shows a polygraph test in his Las Vegas office on Sept 18, 2008.
He says a polygraph can reveal more about people in two hours than can be learned in five years of friendship.
MoveOn Subjects Bush to ' Polygraph '.
Poor Man's Polygraph Part 5.
Mom of Missing Iowa Girl Agrees to Polygraph , Aunt Says.
The mother of one of the missing Iowa cousins has submitted to a second polygraph test, days after she stopped cooperating with investigators, officials said.
Edmond Rotary to learn from police polygraph program.
Tennis Ref Accused in Coffee Mug Murder Passed Polygraph : Lawyer.
Intelligence agencies weigh new polygraph question to prevent leaks.
Polygraph test results not allowed.
Sheena Morris' ex fails polygraph test on Dr Phil.
Liar, Liar: How accurate is a polygraph .
Tennis referee accused of murder passes polygraph : lawyer.
Convicted sex offender awaiting polygraph in new child sex abuse case.
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In science:

Circuit nets modulo equivalence describe the free linearly distributive and star-autonomous categories over a polygraph (e.g., over a category), yielding full coherence.
Simple multiplicative proof nets with units
Let S be a polygraph, S ∗ the free complex it generates, and n an integer.
Cofibrant complexes are free
Definition 4 Let C be a complex. A polygraphic resolution of C is a pair (S, p) where S is a polygraph and p : S ∗ → C is a trivial fibration.
Cofibrant complexes are free
Proposition 1 Each complex C has a polygraphic resolution.
Cofibrant complexes are free
Let Fcompl denote the full subcategory of Compl whose ob jects are the free complexes S ∗ generated by polygraphs.
Cofibrant complexes are free
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