an island in the W central Pacific Ocean, in the Gilbert Islands group of Kiribati.
It is somewhat inferior to Banaba, but supplies its place when Banaba is scarce.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman
an island in the SW Pacific, in the Republic of Kiribati. Phosphates were mined by Britain (1900–79). Area: about 5 sq km (2 sq miles). Pop: 301 (2005) Also called Ocean Island
adjective of or relating to the SW Pacific island of Banaba noun a native or inhabitant of Banaba Historical Examples “Let us go, for the daughter of Tadona has called upon us at Kiangan,” said banaban. Ifugao Law R. F. Burton Kai-ak halupe, kai-ak banaban, ta idet-na ta magibu ta maid di pangidoh-dohana. Ifugao Law […]
- Banach algebra
banach algebra mathematics An algebra in which the vector space is a Banach space. (1997-02-25)
- Banach inverse mapping theorem
banach inverse mapping theorem mathematics In a Banach space the inverse to a continuous linear mapping is continuous. (1998-06-25)
- Banach space
a vector space on which a norm is defined that is complete. mathematics A complete normed vector space. Metric is induced by the norm: d(x,y) = ||x-y||. Completeness means that every Cauchy sequence converges to an element of the space. All finite-dimensional real and complex normed vector spaces are complete and thus are Banach spaces. […]