superiority complex

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superiority complex an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance
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Usage

In literature:

West of the Cascades, the question of which method is superior is a bit complex, with pros and cons on both sides.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
You know, that grinning skull we have stuck up all over the place to bolster up our superiority complex.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
The grave, complex problem that had baffled his superiors had suddenly simplified itself.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
The first step in conquering this superiority complex is to realize that it is there.
"Have We No Rights?" by Mabel Williamson
In the handling of a complex railway system he has no superior.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In news:

Facing a foe with superior weapons and firepower, the Syrian rebels wage an impassioned and complex fight.
Armed with superior analytic and expressive skills—verbal and written—he concentrates on complex appeals and motions at the federal and state levels, and also has a growing trial practice.
Allergan has a superiority complex when it comes to marketing its ophthalmic drops, as evidenced by a second DDMAC Untitled Letter posted online yesterday.
For some, hoarding is simply fodder for TV exposures and superiority complexes.
In this case, it is the news that grapes are superior in important ways over other plants and more complex than humans.
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In science:

Many proposals for a unified theory have been put forth, and some have direct bearing on our own investigation into measures of complexity, but none have as yet emerged as clearly superior to the others.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Analogous results hold in the complex case, where the algorithm even exhibits superior performance.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
RW optimal routing can effectively balance traffic load on nodes and edges across the whole network, and is superior to shortest path routing on any type of complex networks.
Mean First Hitting Time of Searching for Path Through Random Walks on Complex Networks
The tests of PEP and the related problems, for example, the PCT symmetry, will be superiority and complexity by nuclei at high energy, since there are numerous various nuclei. Mohapatra predicted the presence of a neutral spin-3/2 hadron with mass in the 1~2 GeV range by using infinite statistics.
Possible Outlet of Test on Violation of Pauli Exclusion Principle
Again, the result is established under very mild regularity conditions on the copula Section 4 then reports a small numerical study where we show that, in complex but realistic situations, our test (4) is superior to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and the Cram`er-von Mises tests.
An asymptotic total variation test for copulas
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