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{adj: broken, broken in} tamed or trained to obey
"a horse broken to the saddle"
"this old nag is well broken in"



{adj: disciplined} obeying the rules

{adj: disobedient} not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
"disobedient children"
<-> obedient

{n: Bose-Einstein statistics} (physics) statistical law obeyed by a system of particles whose wave function is not changed when two particles are interchanged (the Pauli exclusion principle does not apply)

{n: Fermi-Dirac statistics} (physics) law obeyed by a systems of particles whose wave function changes when two particles are interchanged (the Pauli exclusion principle applies)

{n: boson} any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons

{n: civil disobedience} a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
"Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience"

{n: disobedience, noncompliance} the failure to obey
<-> compliance, obedience

{n: disobedience} the trait of being unwilling to obey
<-> obedience

{n: fermion} any particle that obeys Fermi-Dirac statistics and is subject to the Pauli exclusion principle

{n: force, personnel} group of people willing to obey orders
"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

{n: letter} a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)
"he followed instructions to the letter"
"he obeyed the letter of the law"

{n: linear operator} an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are function)

{n: mutineer} someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)

{n: obedience, obeisance} the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
<-> disobedience

{n: obedience} the trait of being willing to obey
<-> disobedience

{n: order} (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"

{n: soliton, soliton wave, solitary wave} (physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate
"soliton waves can travel long distances with little loss of energy or structure"

{n: truckling} the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)

{v: disobey} refuse to go along with ; refuse to follow ; be disobedient
"He disobeyed his superviser and was fired"
<-> obey

{v: obey} be obedient to
<-> disobey

{v: teach} accustom gradually to some action or attitude
"The child is taught to obey her parents"


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