a function that repeats its values approximately at almost equally sp-ced intervals of its domain.
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almost, the noun phrase nearly the best or greatest person or thing: he’s not top line, but he’s sure the almost (1950s+ beat & cool talk)
money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: the hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms. contemporary examples another piece might cause people to come up short is an elaborate green burmese buddhist alms bowl on a stand covered in gold. h-llo, ‘gorgeous’: grit and glamour in […]
a person who gives alms. historical examples she does evil with the easy, graceful air of an almsgiver distributing charity, and she does good with the stealth of a criminal! the son of clemenceau alexandre (fils) dumas there was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was. legends of saints […]
a house endowed by private charity for the reception and support of the aged or infirm poor. (formerly) a poorhouse. historical examples it is not fitting that while i am possessed of abundant means you should longer remain the tenant of an almshouse. paul prescott’s charge horatio alger a few years later charterhouse was converted […]
a person supported by or receiving alms. archaic. a person who gives alms. noun (pl) -men (archaic) a person who gives or receives alms