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Calculus of operationsCalculus Cal"cu*lus, n.; pl. Calculi. [L, calculus. See
Calculate, and Calcule.]
1. (Med.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the
body, but most frequent in the organs that act as
reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as,
biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc.
2. (Math.) A method of computation; any process of reasoning
by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may
Barycentric calculus, a method of treating geometry by
defining a point as the center of gravity of certain other
points to which co["e]fficients or weights are ascribed.
Calculus of functions, that branch of mathematics which
treats of the forms of functions that shall satisfy given
Calculus of operations, that branch of mathematical logic
that treats of all operations that satisfy given
Calculus of probabilities, the science that treats of the
computation of the probabilities of events, or the
application of numbers to chance.
Calculus of variations, a branch of mathematics in which
the laws of dependence which bind the variable quantities
together are themselves subject to change.
Differential calculus, a method of investigating
mathematical questions by using the ratio of certain
indefinitely small quantities called differentials. The
problems are primarily of this form: to find how the
change in some variable quantity alters at each instant
the value of a quantity dependent upon it.
Exponential calculus, that part of algebra which treats of
Imaginary calculus, a method of investigating the relations
of real or imaginary quantities by the use of the
imaginary symbols and quantities of algebra.
Integral calculus, a method which in the reverse of the
differential, the primary object of which is to learn from
the known ratio of the indefinitely small changes of two
or more magnitudes, the relation of the magnitudes
themselves, or, in other words, from having the
differential of an algebraic expression to find the
expression itself. Distributive operationDistributive Dis*trib"u*tive, a. [Cf. F. distributif.]
1. Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in
portions; dealing to each his proper share. ``Distributive
2. (Logic) Assigning the species of a general term.
3. (Gram.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly,
not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun,
such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as
(Latin) bini (two by two).
Distributive operation (Math.), any operation which either
consists of two or more parts, or works upon two or more
things, and which is such that the result of the total
operation is the same as the aggregated result of the two
or more partial operations. Ordinary multiplication is
distributive, since a [times] (b + c) = ab + ac, and (a +
b) [times] c = ac + bc.
Distributive proportion. (Math.) See Fellowship.
Improperation Im*prop`er*a"tion, n. [L. improperare,
improperatum, to taunt.]
The act of upbraiding or taunting; a reproach; a taunt.
Improperatios and terms of scurrility. --Sir T.
Inoperation In*op`er*a"tion, n. [L. inoperari to effect; pref.
in- in + operari to operate.]
Agency; influence; production of effects. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
Plastic operation Plastic clay (Geol.), one of the beds of the Eocene period;
-- so called because used in making pottery. --Lyell.
Plastic element (Physiol.), one that bears within the germs
of a higher form.
Plastic exudation (Med.), an exudation thrown out upon a
wounded surface and constituting the material of repair by
which the process of healing is effected.
Plastic foods. (Physiol.) See the second Note under Food.
Plastic force. (Physiol.) See under Force.
Plastic operation, an operation in plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery, that branch of surgery which is concerned
with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or
deformed parts of the body.
Properation Prop`er*a"tion, n. [L. properatio.]
The act of hastening; haste. [Obs.] --T. Adams.
Reverse operationReverse Re*verse", a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p.
p. of revertere. See Revert.]
1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction;
hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order
or method. ``A vice reverse unto this.' --Gower.
2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed. [Obs.]
He found the sea diverse With many a windy storm
3. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
Reverse bearing (Surv.), the bearing of a back station as
observed from the station next in advance.
Reverse curve (Railways), a curve like the letter S, formed
of two curves bending in opposite directions.
Reverse fire (Mil.), a fire in the rear.
Reverse operation (Math.), an operation the steps of which
are taken in a contrary order to that in which the same or
similar steps are taken in another operation considered as
direct; an operation in which that is sought which in
another operation is given, and that given which in the
other is sought; as, finding the length of a pendulum from
its time of vibration is the reverse operation to finding
the time of vibration from the length. Subcutaneous operationSubcutaneous Sub`cu*ta"ne*ous, a.
Situated under the skin; hypodermic. --
Subcutaneous operation (Surg.), an operation performed
without opening that part of the skin opposite to, or
over, the internal section. Subperiosteal operationSubperiosteal Sub*per`i*os"te*al, a. (Anat.)
Situated under the periosteum.
Subperiosteal operation (Surg.), a removal of bone effected
without taking away the periosteum.
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