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Definition of the noun abruptness

What does abruptness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abruptnesses

  1. an abrupt discourteous manner
  2. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
  3. the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

Alternative definition of the noun abruptness


  1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness.
  2. Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner.

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Google previewTreasury of Thought (1894)

Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors by Maturin Murray Ballou

Abruptness is an eloquence in parting, when spinning out the time is but the weaving of new sorrow. — Suckling. Let us net unman each other, — part at once ; all farewells should be sudden, when forever. — Byron. We cannot part with our ...

Google previewExercises in Rethinking Innateness (1997)

A Handbook for Connectionist Simulations by Kim Plunkett, Jeffrey L. Elman

The abruptness is the effect of taking the nonlinear activation function and folding it back on itself many times through network recurrence. This phenomenon ( termed a bifurcation) occurs frequently in nonlinear dynamical systems. To return to ...

Google previewPapers of the Manchester Literary Club (1904)

Abruptness is an eloquence in parting, when spinning out of time is but the weaving of new sorrow. And thus we thought; yet not being able to distinguish of our own acts, the fear we may have sinned farther than we think of, has made us send ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Essay (2012)

by Tracy Chevalier

The suddenness of the ending has led many readers to consider the poem a fragment, yet the end comes no more suddenly than the ends of Horace's other epistles; the abruptness is a part of the conversational style. When we consider also ...

Google previewFaithful Labourers: a Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970 (2012)

Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues by Assistant Professor Department of English John Leonard, John Leonard

The abruptness is an advantage because it corresponds to a real pattern in Paradise Lost. As B. A. Wright notes in 1962, hierarchical utterances and expressions of intimate tenderness. 1 The Poems ofAemilia Lanyer, ed. Susanne Woods ...

Google previewVocational Education Magazine (1922)

The curve of enrolment in our public schools descends with precipitous abruptness at the close of the compulsory attendance period. That precipitous abruptness is a severe commentary on our educational system. It stands as a challenge that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The abruptness of the rocks that on every side threatened destruction. 3. The force of the whirlpool dashing against those rocks. And, 4. The number and magnitude of the polypous silh, some of vhich appeared as large as a man ; and which, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

ABRUPTNESS OF CHANGE existing mother tongues in a single generation; the result is an early- creolized creole. It is not clear how often this happens, or even if it happens, but there are a few plausible candidates, such as Pitcair- nese , ...

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