(in utilitarianism) appraisal of possible alternative choices in terms of the amount of pleasure to be gained and pain to be avoided in each.
the branch of mathematics that deals with the problem of finding a curve or surface that maximizes or minimizes a given expression, usually with several restrictions placed on the desired curve. noun a branch of calculus concerned with maxima and minima of definite integrals calculus of variations Mathematical analysis of the maxima and minima of […]
a seaport in and the capital of West Bengal state, in E India, on the Hooghly River: former capital of British India. (sometimes lowercase). Also called Calcutta pool. a form of betting pool for a competition or tournament, as golf or auto racing, in which gamblers bid for participating contestants in an auction, the proceeds […]
noun (rugby Union) a trophy competed for annually by England and Scotland since 1879
(in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a hot bath. Historical Examples Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 Ernst Eckstein De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola Pompeii, Its Life and […]