# rigorous

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**analysis**— /euh nal euh sis/, n., pl. analyses / seez /. 1. the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements (opposed to synthesis). 2. this process as a method of studying the nature of something or of determining its… …52

**education**— /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …53

**rigid**— 1 *stiff, inflexible, tense, stark, wooden Analogous words: *firm, hard, solid: compact, *close: tough, tenacious, *strong Antonyms: elastic Contrasted words: resilient, flexible, supple, springy (see ELASTIC) 2 …54

**Greek arithmetic, geometry and harmonics: Thales to Plato**— Ian Mueller INTRODUCTION: PROCLUS’ HISTORY OF GEOMETRY In a famous passage in Book VII of the Republic starting at Socrates proposes to inquire about the studies (mathēmata) needed to train the young people who will become leaders of the ideal… …55

**Mathematics**— Maths and Math redirect here. For other uses see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3r …56

**logic, history of**— Introduction the history of the discipline from its origins among the ancient Greeks to the present time. Origins of logic in the West Precursors of ancient logic There was a medieval tradition according to which the Greek philosopher …57

**Mathematical physics**— refers to development of mathematical methods for application to problems in physics. The Journal of Mathematical Physics defines this area as: the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods… …58

**Rigour**— For the medical term, see Rigor (medicine). For the sign of death, see Rigor mortis. Rigour or rigor (see spelling differences) has a number of meanings in relation to intellectual life and discourse. These are separate from public and political… …59

**Abstinence**— • Includes information about old and new testament fasting as well as church laws Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abstinence Abstinence …60

**exact**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. require, claim, demand; extort, take, wring, wrest, force, impose. See command, compulsion. adj. strict, rigorous; accurate, precise, delicate, nice, fine, correct, literal, verbatim; faithful,… …