Lexique scientifique transdisciplinaire


Résultats anglais
arbitrary (adj)
Sens 1 : depending on choice or discretion. [source : D'après MWU]
Équivalent(s) : arbitraire:1, libre:1
Contextes :
  • Although Quigley may have been genuinely interested in protecting the Grey Nuns, he viewed the conflict as an example of Gilmour's arbitrary control and used his role as advocate not only to defend the cause of the sisters but to demonstrate to the Holy See the manner in which Gilmour administered the diocese.
  • Although the figure of 7,000 jobs corresponds to 0.5 percent of CMA total employment, we cannot argue that the choice of this threshold is not in itself arbitrary; we have chosen it because it yields the best results.
  • According to him, the rule of law is comprised of three basic elements: "the absolute supremacy or predominance of regular law as opposed to the influence of arbitrary power"; "equality before the law" for all of the citizens and the government; and thirdly, the necessity for individual rights to derive from court precedents rather than from constitutional codes (2000: 195, 202).
Sens 2 : based on random or convenient selection or choice rather than on reason or nature. [source : MWU]
Équivalent(s) : arbitraire:1
Contextes :
  • Obviously the choice of these is highly subjective and indeed arbitrary, and I hope that the many authors whose papers I have failed to reference will not attribute this to malice!
  • These subagents are assumed to be implemented in arbitrary programming languages.
  • The choice of blade positions with respect to baffle positions is rather arbitrary.