from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being bounded, limited, or circumscribed; limited extent or range.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Math.) the quality of being finite.

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  • noun The state or quality of being bounded.

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  • noun the quality of being finite


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  • If you get past his annoying gallic pomposity, which comes through even in translation, and a certain obvious boundedness within the worldview of the early 20th century, there are interesting thoughts to unravel.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Yes I get ffkn grmpy whn I’m on fkn deadline.

  • While contemporary "literary fiction" generally deals with the exploration of some facet or another of the human condition, this novel manages to explore a vast palette of humanity, despite its slimness and boundedness in relatively confined enclaves of space and time.

    2009 Man Booker Nominee "How to Paint a Dead Man" by Sarah Hall (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)

  • J.J. C. Smart (1963) emphasized the earth-boundedness of the biological sciences (in conflict with the universality of natural laws).

    Molecular Biology

  • The boundedness reflects the fact that beyond a certain point money ceases being useful at all, as the size of any economy at any point in time is itself bounded.

    Utility of Money

  • I begin by setting out from myself, as you say—precisely, because by beginning I get beyond the boundedness of "self" into something more.

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  • I begin by setting out from myself, as you say—precisely, because by beginning I get beyond the boundedness of "self" into something more.

    CA interviews Rachel Blau Duplessis

  • It need not be a whole room, perhaps, but it must have some kind of definition and boundedness.

    A Room of One’s Own « A Bird’s Nest

  • Were this to happen the capitalist model that grew to love militarism would be forced to find another way to keep the system going in the face of the constricted boundedness of a planetary economy.

    Capitalism and Its Discontents

  • If nation-states are almost always defined by some notion of boundedness, what happens when certain parts of the nation-state are not territorially contiguous with what is considered the political center of that nation-state?

    Amer. Anthro. Assoc. -- CFP on islands and enclaves

  • What I think underlies these ideas is not display, representation or interface but rather boundedness.

    November 2007


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