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{adj: Faustian} pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values
"a Faustian pact with the Devil"

{adj: aeolotropic, eolotropic} having properties with different values along different axes

{adj: aesthetic, esthetic} relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
"aesthetic values"

{adj: affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy} having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
"an affluent banker"
"a speculator flush with cash"
"not merely rich but loaded"
"moneyed aristocrats"
"wealthy corporations"

{adj: anti-intellectual, philistine} smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

{adj: antique} made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
"the beautiful antique French furniture"

{adj: asserted} confidently declared to be so
"the asserted value of the painting"

{adj: average, mean} approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
"the average income in New England is below that of the nation"
"of average height for his age"
"the mean annual rainfall"

{adj: axiological} of or relating to the study of values

{adj: bastardly, mean} of no value or worth
"I was caught in the bastardly traffic"

{adj: belletristic} written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content

{adj: blue-sky} without immediate commercial value
"the company cannot afford to do blue-sky research"

{adj: chaffy} value
"an empty chaffy book by a foolish chaffy fellow"

{adj: coarse, common} of low or inferior quality or value
"of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare
"produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

{adj: convertible, exchangeable} capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value
"convertible securities"
<-> inconvertible

{adj: cultural} of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society
"cultural roots"

{adj: debased, devalued, degraded} lowered in value
"the dollar is low"
"a debased currency"

{adj: denominational} relating to the face value of a banknote, coin, or stamp

{adj: depreciating, depreciative, depreciatory} tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
"a depreciating currency"
"depreciatory effects on prices"

{adj: detractive} causing to decrease in importance or value
"detractive influences on the volume of investment"

{adj: down} being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"
"the moon is down"
"our team is down by a run"
"down by a pawn"
"the stock market is down today"
<-> up

{adj: enhanced} increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality
"her enhanced beauty was the result of a good night's sleep rather than makeup"
"careful cleaning was responsible for the enhanced value of the painting"

{adj: equal} well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
"on equal terms"
"all men are equal before the law"
<-> unequal

{adj: evidential, evidentiary} serving as or based on evidence
"evidential signs of a forced entry"
"its evidentiary value"

{adj: exalted, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded} of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
"an exalted ideal"
"argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
"a noble and lofty concept"
"a grand purpose"

{adj: extrapolated} that are estimated
"the extrapolated values"

{adj: falling} becoming lower or less in degree or value
"a falling market"
"falling incomes"
<-> rising

{adj: fixed} (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value

{adj: flash-frozen, quick-frozen, frozen} (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value
"frozen foods"

{adj: fundamental, profound} far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
"the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"
"the book underwent fundamental changes"
"committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"
"profound social changes"

{adj: gilt-edged} of the highest quality or value
"gilt-edged securities"
"gilt-edged credentials"

{adj: half} consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
"a half chicken"
"lasted a half hour"

{adj: hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchic} classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
"it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"
"in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
<-> nonhierarchical

{adj: human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian} marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
"a humane physician"
"released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons"
"respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"

{adj: hurt, weakened} damaged inanimate objects or their value

{adj: idempotent} unchanged in value following multiplication by itself
"this matrix is idempotent"

{adj: identical} having properties with uniform values along all axes

{adj: important, of import} of great significance or value
"important people"
"the important questions of the day"
<-> unimportant

{adj: incommensurable} impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence

{adj: incomputable, inestimable, immeasurable} beyond calculation or measure
"of incalculable value"
"an incomputable amount"
"jewels of inestimable value"
"immeasurable wealth"

{adj: inconvertible, unconvertible, unexchangeable} used especially of currencies; incapable of being exchanged for or replaced by another currency of equal value
<-> convertible

{adj: insubstantial, jejune} lacking in nutritive value
"the jejune diets of the very poor"

{adj: intangible} (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
"intangible assets such as good will"
<-> tangible

{adj: lapidary} of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them
"the ring is of no lapidary value"- Lord Byron
"lapidary art"

{adj: lesser} smaller in size or amount or value
"the lesser powers of Europe"
"the lesser anteater"

{adj: like, equal, equivalent, same} equal in amount or value
"like amounts"
"equivalent amounts"
"the same amount"
"gave one six blows and the other a like number"
"an equal number"
"the same number"
<-> unlike

{adj: looted, pillaged, plundered, ransacked} wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value
"the robbers left the looted train"
"people returned to the plundered village"

{adj: median, average} relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"
"the median income for the year was $15,000"

{adj: mensural} having notes of fixed rhythmic value

{adj: modal, average} relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

{adj: monotonic, monotone} of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
<-> nonmonotonic

{adj: multivalent, multi-valued} having many values, meanings, or appeals
"subtle, multivalent allegory"

{adj: nativist, nativistic} advocating the perpetuation of native societies
"the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman"
"the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

{adj: neoliberal} having or showing belief in the need for economic growth in addition to traditional liberalistic values

{adj: nominal} being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power
"nominal or face value"
<-> real

{adj: nonequivalent} not equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, or significance

{adj: nugatory} of no real value
"a nugatory law"

{adj: numeric, numerical} measured or expressed in numbers
"numerical value"
"the numerical superiority of the enemy"

{adj: oriented, orientated} adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination
"the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"
"helping freshmen become oriented to college life"
"the book is value-oriented throughout"
<-> unoriented

{adj: overpriced} too costly for the value
"overpriced items at resort shops"

{adj: permanent, lasting} continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
"permanent secretary to the president"
"permanent address"
"literature of permanent value"
<-> impermanent

{adj: plus} on the positive side or higher end of a scale
"a plus value"
"temperature of plus 5 degrees"
"a grade of C plus"
<-> minus

{adj: polyphonic} having two or more phonetic values
"polyphonic letters such as `a'"

{adj: poor} lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
"a poor land"
"the area was poor in timber and coal"
"food poor in nutritive value"
<-> rich

{adj: predictive, prognostic, prognosticative} of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

{adj: premium} having or reflecting superior quality or value
"premium gasoline at a premium price"

{adj: primary} of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand
"primary goals"
"a primary effect"
"primary sources"
"a primary interest"
<-> secondary

{adj: probative, probatory} tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
"evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect"

{adj: raising} increasing in quantity or value
"a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"

{adj: rare} not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
"a rare word"
"rare books"

{adj: ratable, rateable} liable to payment of rates or taxes
"the ratable value of property"

{adj: real} being value measured in terms of purchasing power
"real prices"
"real income"
"real wages"
<-> nominal

{adj: retiring, unassuming} not arrogant or presuming
"unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"
"a shy retiring girl"

{adj: rising} advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status
"a rising trend"
"a rising market"
<-> falling

{adj: rubbishy, trashy} cheap and inferior; of no value
"rubbishy newspapers that form almost the sole reading of the majority"
"trashy merchandise"

{adj: secondary} being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate
"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"
"a secondary source"
"a secondary issue"
"secondary streams"
<-> primary

{adj: self-conscious, self-aware} aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
"self-conscious awareness"
"self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter

{adj: semiprecious} used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
"such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline"

{adj: soft} (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
"the market for computers is soft"

{adj: spiritual, unearthly} concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
"a spiritual approach to life"
"spiritual fulfillment"
"spiritual values"
"unearthly love"

{adj: standard} conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
"windows of standard width"
"standard sizes"
"the standard fixtures"
"standard brands"
"standard operating procedure"
<-> nonstandard

{adj: superordinate} of higher rank or status or value

{adj: synthetic, synthetical} of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
"`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
<-> analytic

{adj: tangible} (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
"tangible property like real estate"
"tangible assets such as machinery"
<-> intangible

{adj: unappreciated, unsung, unvalued} having value that is not acknowledged

{adj: uncorrupted} not debased
"though his associates were dishonest, he remained uncorrupted"
"uncorrupted values"

{adj: undeviating} used of values and principles; not subject to change; steady
"undeviating loyalty"

{adj: unequal} poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
<-> equal

{adj: unidimensional, one-dimensional} relating to a single dimension or aspect; having no depth or scope
"a prose statement of fact is unidimensional, its value being measured wholly in terms of its truth"- Mary Sheehan
"a novel with one-dimensional characters"
<-> multidimensional

{adj: unpredictive} having no predictive value

{adj: unworthy} lacking in value or merit
"dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"
"unworthy of forgiveness"
<-> worthy

{adj: up} being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
"the anchor is up"
"the sun is up"
"he lay face up"
"he is up by a pawn"
"the market is up"
"the corn is up"
<-> down

{adj: utilitarian} having utility often to the exclusion of values
"plain utilitarian kitchenware"

{adj: valuable, worthful} having worth or merit or value
"a valuable friend"
"a good and worthful man"

{adj: valuable} having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
"another human being equally valuable in the sight of God"
"a valuable diamond"
<-> worthless

{adj: valued} (usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind

{adj: valued} held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature
"a valued friend"

{adj: valueless} of no value

{adj: weighted} adjusted to reflect value or proportion
"votes weighted according to the size of constituencies"
"a law weighted in favor of landlords"
"a weighted average"

{adj: well-defined, clear} accurately stated or described
"a set of well-defined values"
<-> ill-defined

{adj: worst} (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
"the worst player on the team"
"the worst weather of the year"
<-> best

{adj: worthless} lacking in usefulness or value
"a worthless idler"
<-> valuable

{adj: worthy} having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
"a worthy fellow"
"no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds"- Nathan Pusey
"worthy of acclaim"
"worthy of consideration"
"a worthy cause"
<-> unworthy

{adj: worth} having a specified value
"not worth his salt"
"worth her weight in gold"

{adj: zero} having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
"the goal is zero population growth"

{adv: ad val, ad valorem} in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed
"the goods were taxed ad valorem"

{adv: at a premium} of high value (usually because of scarcity) or above par value
"they were forced to buy it back at a premium"

{adv: disastrously} in a disastrous manner
"the real value of the trust capital may be disastrously less than when the trust began"

{adv: dramatically} with respect to dramatic value
"the play was dramatically interesting, but the direction was bad"

{adv: forcibly} in a forcible manner
"keep in mind the dangers of imposing our own values and prejudices too forcibly"

{adv: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally} the item at the end
"last, I'll discuss family values"

{adv: meanly, scurvily, basely} in a despicable, ignoble manner
"this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society"

{adv: well, considerably, substantially} to a great extent or degree
"I'm afraid the film was well over budget"
"painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"
"the house has fallen considerably in value"
"the price went up substantially"

{n: American marten, American sable, Martes americana} valued for its fur

{n: American white pine, eastern white pine, weymouth pine, Pinus strobus} tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree

{n: Castanopsis, genus Castanopsis} evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern United States and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand

{n: China aster, Callistephus chinensis} valued for their beautiful flowers in a wide range of clear bright colors; grown primarily for cutting

{n: Confucianism} the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

{n: Coryphaena hippurus} the more common dolphinfish valued as food; about six feet long

{n: Dow Jones, Dow-Jones Industrial Average} an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
"the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely cited indicator of how the stock market is doing"

{n: English walnut, English walnut tree, Circassian walnut, Persian walnut, Juglans regia} Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated

{n: European bream, Abramis brama} European freshwater fish having a flattened body and silvery scales; of little value as food

{n: European sole, Solea solea} highly valued as food

{n: Exmoor} horned sheep of Devon; valued for mutton

{n: Gresham's Law} (economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money will be hoarded and the money of lower intrinsic value will circulate more freely until the intrinsically more valuable money is driven out of circulation; bad money drives out good; credited to Sir Thomas Gresham

{n: Hesse, Hermann Hesse} Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)

{n: Islamism} a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life

{n: Khyber Pass} a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India

{n: Markov chain, Markoff chain} a Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values

{n: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche} influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)

{n: Penelope, genus Penelope} a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)

{n: Rhamnaceae, family Rhamnaceae, buckthorn family} trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value

{n: Romanticism, Romantic Movement} a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
"Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"
<-> classicism

{n: Scrabble} a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

{n: VAT, value-added tax, ad valorem tax} a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production

{n: abscissa} the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis

{n: absolute value} a numerical value regardless of its sign

{n: account} importance or value
"a person of considerable account"
"he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"

{n: acculturation, culture} all the knowledge and values shared by a society

{n: accuracy, truth} the quality of being near to the true value
"he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"
"the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
<-> inaccuracy

{n: acid value} (chemistry) the amount of free acid present in fat as measured by the milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralize it
"as the glycerides in fat slowly decompose the acid value increases"

{n: acidity} pH values below 7
<-> alkalinity

{n: admixture, alloy} the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

{n: advance, rise} increase in price or value
"the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

{n: aesthetics, esthetics} (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
"traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"

{n: agouti, Dasyprocta aguti} agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies; valued as food

{n: alkalinity} pH values above 7
<-> acidity

{n: alstroemeria} any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers

{n: amortization, amortisation} the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

{n: analysis of variance, ANOVA} a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables

{n: anisotropy} the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions
<-> isotropy

{n: anthropocentrism, anthropocentricity} an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values

{n: antiparticle} a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy

{n: appraisal, estimate, estimation} a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

{n: appraiser, valuator} one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things

{n: appreciation} an increase in price or value
"an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
<-> depreciation

{n: argument} a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

{n: arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value} the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

{n: arroba} a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries

{n: assessment} the market value set on assets

{n: assets} anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

{n: asymptote} a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity
"the asymptote of the curve"

{n: attitude, mental attitude} a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
"he had the attitude that work was fun"

{n: awkwardness, nuisance value} the quality of an embarrassing situation
"he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"

{n: axiology} the study of values and value judgments

{n: bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolity} something of little value or significance

{n: balance of trade, trade balance, visible balance, trade gap} the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise
"a nation's balance of trade is favorable when its exports exceed its imports"

{n: baseness, sordidness, contemptibility, despicableness, despicability} unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

{n: bawbee} an old Scottish coin of little value

{n: belles-lettres, belles lettres} creative writing valued for esthetic content

{n: beluga caviar} roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued

{n: bergenia} any plant of the genus Bergenia; valued as an evergreen ground cover and for the spring blossoms

{n: beryl} the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems

{n: betterment} an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

{n: billionaire} a very rich person whose material wealth is valued at more than a billion dollars

{n: bimetallism} a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by stated amounts of two metals (usually gold and silver) with values set at a predetermined ratio

{n: bioethics} the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences

{n: biserial correlation coefficient, biserial correlation} a correlation coefficient in which one variable is many-valued and the other is dichotomous

{n: bitmap, electronic image} an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels

{n: black cypress pine, red cypress pine, Callitris endlicheri, Callitris calcarata} Australian tree with small flattened scales as leaves and numerous dark brown seed; valued for its timber and resin

{n: blue chip, blue-chip stock} a common stock of a nationally known company whose value and dividends are reliable; typically have high price and low yield
"blue chips are usually safe investments"

{n: blue chip} a blue poker chip with the highest value

{n: book value} the value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet; equals cost minus accumulated depreciation

{n: boolean operation, binary operation, binary arithmetic operation} an operation that follows the rules of Boolean algebra; each operand and the result take one of two values

{n: boondoggle} work of little or no value done merely to look busy

{n: broadtail, caracul, karakul} hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur

{n: busywork, make-work} active work of little value
"while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork"

{n: cadaster, cadastre} a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation

{n: calliandra} any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers

{n: canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineria} North American wild duck valued for sport and food

{n: capital account} (finance) an account of the net value of a business at a specified date

{n: capital stock} the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation

{n: capitalization, capitalisation} an estimation of the value of a business

{n: capital} wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

{n: cash surrender value} the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured

{n: celtuce, stem lettuce, Lactuca sativa asparagina} lettuce valued especially for its edible stems

{n: censoring, censorship, security review} counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy

{n: chinook, chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha} large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning

{n: choropleth map} a map that uses graded differences in shading or color or the placing of symbols inside defined areas on the map in order to indicate the average values of some property or quantity in those areas

{n: chrysoprase} a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone

{n: constant} a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
"the velocity of light is a constant"

{n: correlation, correlational statistics} a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other

{n: costliness, dearness, preciousness} the quality possessed by something with a great price or value

{n: council tax} a tax levied on households by local authorities; based on the estimated value of the property and the number of people living in it

{n: counterculture} a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture

{n: covariance} (statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means

{n: damn, darn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam} something of little value
"his promise is not worth a damn"
"not worth one red cent"
"not worth shucks"

{n: date plum, Diospyros lotus} an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow or purplish-black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes

{n: debaser, degrader} a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)

{n: deodar, deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara} tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber

{n: dependent variable} (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable; if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable

{n: depreciation, wear and tear} decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use

{n: depreciation} a decrease in price or value
"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
<-> appreciation

{n: derivative instrument, derivative} a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

{n: descriptive adjective, qualifying adjective} an adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun (e.g., `a nervous person' or `a musical speaking voice')

{n: descriptive linguistics} a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
<-> prescriptive linguistics

{n: descriptivism} (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value

{n: devaluation} an official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries

{n: devaluation} the reduction of something's value or worth

{n: deviation} the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

{n: diamond, adamant} very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

{n: diamond} a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

{n: distribution law} (chemistry) the total energy in an assembly of molecules is not distributed equally but is distributed around an average value according to a statistical distribution

{n: distribution, statistical distribution} (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

{n: domain} the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined

{n: double indemnity} a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death

{n: durmast, Quercus petraea, Quercus sessiliflora} deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood

{n: eared seal} pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur

{n: earnest} something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract

{n: eider, eider duck} duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females

{n: eighth note, quaver} a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note

{n: emerald} a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone

{n: emerald} a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

{n: endive, witloof, Cichorium endivia} widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched

{n: equality} the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
<-> inequality

{n: equity} the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it

{n: equivalent} a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
"send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"

{n: ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation} the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group
"the Puritan ethic"
"a person with old-fashioned values"

{n: ethics, moral philosophy} the philosophical study of moral values and rules

{n: eucalyptus} wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber

{n: evaluation, rating} act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of

{n: evaluation, valuation, rating} an appraisal of the value of something
"he set a high valuation on friendship"

{n: evisceration} altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value
"the adoption of their amendments would have amounted to an evisceration of the act"

{n: exchange} (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

{n: extrapolation} (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

{n: extremum, peak} the most extreme possible amount or value
"voltage peak"

{n: face value} the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth

{n: factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality} the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality

{n: feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium} bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum

{n: financial loss} loss of money or decrease in financial value

{n: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery} ornamental objects of no great value

{n: folk art} genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society

{n: fractional monetary unit, subunit} a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit

{n: frankincense, olibanum, gum olibanum, thus} an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

{n: freesia} any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowers

{n: frequency distribution} a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable

{n: fruitlessness, aridity, barrenness} a condition yielding nothing of value
<-> fruitfulness

{n: futurism} an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age

{n: fuzzy logic} a form of mathematical logic in which truth can assume a continuum of values between 0 and 1

{n: gazania} any plant of the genus Gazania valued for their showy daisy flowers

{n: genus Cattleya} large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties

{n: giving} disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
"the alumni followed a program of annual giving"

{n: gliricidia} any of several small deciduous trees valued for their dark wood and dense racemes of nectar-rich pink flowers grown in great profusion on arching branches; roots and bark and leaves and seeds are poisonous

{n: glory, glorification} a state of high honor
"he valued glory above life itself"

{n: good will, goodwill} (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

{n: grade point} a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course

{n: grade, level, tier} a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
"lumber of the highest grade"

{n: grand larceny, grand theft} larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
<-> petit larceny

{n: gross domestic product, GDP} measure of the United States economy adopted in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the United States borders during a given period (usually 1 year)

{n: gross national product, GNP} former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)

{n: gross sales, gross revenue, sales} income (at invoice values) received for goods and services over some given period of time

{n: groundlessness, idleness} the quality of lacking substance or value
"the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

{n: guan} any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food

{n: half life, half-life} the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)

{n: half note, minim} a musical note having the time value of half a whole note

{n: half rest} a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time

{n: hard currency} a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value
"the countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements"
"Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency"

{n: hidden reserve} reserves that do not show up on the balance sheet (as by understating values)

{n: hierarchy} a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
"put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"

{n: high-pass filter} a filter that passes frequencies above a certain value and attenuates frequencies below that value

{n: historical document, historical paper, historical record} writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

{n: home loan, home equity credit, home equity loan, equity credit line} a loan secured by equity value in the borrower's home

{n: homology} the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

{n: humic acid} a dark brown humic substance that is soluble in water only at pH values greater than 2
"the half-life of humic acid is measured in centuries"

{n: impingement, encroachment, impact} influencing strongly
"they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"

{n: improvement} the act of improving something
"their improvements increased the value of the property"

{n: independent variable, experimental variable} (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

{n: index, index number, indicant, indicator} a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time

{n: inflationary spiral} an episode of inflation in which prices increase at an increasing rate and currency rapidly loses value

{n: iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark} absence of moral or spiritual values
"the powers of darkness"

{n: instrumentalism} a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success

{n: internalization, internalisation, incorporation} learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself

{n: interpolation} (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known

{n: introjection} (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego

{n: introject} (psychoanalysis) a parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized

{n: invaluableness, preciousness, pricelessness, valuableness} the positive quality of being precious and beyond value

{n: inventory} (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods

{n: invisible balance} the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of services and payments of property incomes

{n: inwardness} preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
"the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"
"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"
<-> outwardness

{n: inwardness} preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
<-> outwardness

{n: isogram, isopleth, isarithm} a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable

{n: isotropy, symmetry} (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
<-> anisotropy

{n: jejunity, jejuneness} quality of lacking nutritive value

{n: junk food} food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value

{n: kahikatea, New Zealand Dacryberry, New Zealand white pine, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, Podocarpus dacrydioides} New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood

{n: keepsake, souvenir, token, relic} something of sentimental value

{n: kite} a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

{n: kos, coss} an Indian unit of length having different values in different localities

{n: laurelwood, lancewood tree, Calophyllum candidissimum} tropical American tree; valued for its hard durable wood

{n: lemon sole, English sole} highly valued almost pure white flesh

{n: lemon sole, Microstomus kitt} European flatfish highly valued as food

{n: life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi} a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes

{n: lightwood, Acacia melanoxylon} tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber

{n: limit, limit point, point of accumulation} the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

{n: literature} creative writing of recognized artistic value

{n: low-pass filter} a filter that passes frequencies below a certain value and attenuates frequencies above that value

{n: lynx, catamount} short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur

{n: magnolia} any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms

{n: mahogany, mahogany tree} any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish

{n: major suit} (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

{n: majority operation} a threshold operation in which each operand is 0 or 1; output is 1 if and only if more than half the operands have the value 1

{n: market capitalization, market capitalisation} an estimation of the value of a business that is obtained by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current price of a share

{n: market value, market price} the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace

{n: material breach} a breach serious enough to destroy the value of the contract and to give a basis for an action for breach of contract

{n: maund} a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries
"the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"

{n: maximization} the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function

{n: mean deviation, mean deviation from the mean} the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution

{n: mean, mean value} an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

{n: meaningfulness} the quality of having great value or significance
<-> meaninglessness

{n: meaninglessness} the quality of having no value or significance
"he resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him"
<-> meaningfulness

{n: median, median value} the value below which 50% of the cases fall

{n: medium of exchange, monetary system} anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

{n: meme} a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
"memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"

{n: mess of pottage} anything of trivial value
"Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage"

{n: metric function, metric} a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

{n: military intelligence, military intelligence agency} an agency of the armed forces that obtains and analyzes and uses information of strategic or tactical military value

{n: millionaire} a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars

{n: mink} slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur

{n: minor suit} ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs

{n: mode, modal value} the most frequent value of a random variable

{n: modulus} the absolute value of a complex number

{n: molybdenite} a mineral resembling graphite that is valued as the chief source of molybdenum and its compounds

{n: moment} the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

{n: monetary value, price, cost} the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
"the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"
"he puts a high price on his services"
"he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"

{n: mores} (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group

{n: mullet, grey mullet, gray mullet} highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

{n: multi-billionaire} a very rich person whose material wealth is valued at many billions of dollars

{n: multiple regression, multiple correlation} a statistical technique that predicts values of one variable on the basis of two or more other variables

{n: museum} a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

{n: musk deer, Moschus moschiferus} small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk

{n: mystique} an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

{n: national income} the total value of all income in a nation (wages and profits and interest and rents and pension payments) during a given period (usually 1 yr)

{n: negative correlation, indirect correlation} a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1

{n: neutrality} pH value of 7

{n: nimblewill, nimble Will, Muhlenbergia schreberi} slender branching American grass of some value for grazing in central United States

{n: no-par-value stock, no-par stock} stock with no par value specified in the corporate charter or on the stock certificate

{n: nonconformity} unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values

{n: objet d'art, art object, piece} a work of art of some artistic value
"this store sells only objets d'art"
"it is not known who created this piece"

{n: optimization, optimisation} the act of rendering optimal
"the simultaneous optimization of growth and profitability"
"in an optimization problem we seek values of the variables that lead to an optimal value of the function that is to be optimized"
"to promote the optimization and diversification of agricultural products"

{n: oration} an instance of oratory
"he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"

{n: ordinate} the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis

{n: origin} the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

{n: ornamental} any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

{n: oscillation, vibration} (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

{n: overbid, overcall} (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)

{n: overvaluation} too high a value or price assigned to something

{n: pair} a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

{n: par value, face value, nominal value} the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value

{n: partial breach} a breach that does not destroy the value of the contract but can give rise to a claim for damages

{n: pearl} a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel

{n: penny, cent, centime} a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit

{n: period piece} any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period

{n: petit larceny, petty larceny, petty} larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
<-> grand larceny

{n: phonics} teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values

{n: pike} highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

{n: pliability, pliancy, pliantness, suppleness} adaptability of mind or character
"he was valued for his reliability and pliability"
"he increased the leanness and suppleness of the organization"

{n: polar coordinate} either of two values that locate a point on a plane by its distance from a fixed pole and its angle from a fixed line passing through the pole

{n: pomfret, Brama raii} deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food

{n: pornography, porno, porn, erotica, smut} creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire

{n: positional notation, positional representation system} a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position

{n: positive correlation, direct correlation} a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1

{n: pragmatism} (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

{n: predictor variable} a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)

{n: premium} the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value
"they paid a premium for access to water"

{n: price, cost, toll} value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
"the cost in human life was enormous"
"the price of success is hard work"
"what price glory?"

{n: price} the high value or worth of something
"her price is far above rubies"

{n: private, buck private, common soldier} an enlisted man of the lowest rank
"our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"

{n: production} the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services

{n: property tax, land tax} a capital tax on property imposed by municipalities; based on the estimated value of the property

{n: pyramid} (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

{n: quarter note, crotchet} a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note

{n: quarter rest} a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest

{n: quarter stock} stock with a par value of $25/share

{n: radius of curvature} the radius of the circle of curvature; the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point

{n: range} the limits of the values a function can take
"the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"

{n: rate of depreciation, depreciation rate} the rate at which the value of property is reduced; used to calculate tax deduction

{n: rationalization, rationalisation} (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation

{n: recalculation} the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)
"recalculation yielded a much larger value"

{n: recursive definition} (mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps

{n: regression analysis} the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another

{n: regression equation, regression of y on x} the equation representing the relation between selected values of one variable (x) and observed values of the other (y); it permits the prediction of the most probable values of y

{n: regression, simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression} the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)

{n: reproduction cost, physical value} cost of reproducing physical property minus various allowances (especially depreciation)

{n: richness} the quality of having high intrinsic value
"the richness of the mines and pastureland"
"the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"

{n: ripple} (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

{n: royal casino} a form of casino in which face cards have extra point values

{n: ruby} a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

{n: ruffed grouse, partridge, Bonasa umbellus} valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada

{n: sabicu, Lysiloma sabicu} West Indian tree yielding la hard dark born wood resembling mahogany in texture and value

{n: sacrifice} a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

{n: sapphire} a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone

{n: sapphire} a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

{n: scale value} a value on some scale of measurement

{n: scanner} someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

{n: scrip} a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency

{n: scurvy grass, common scurvy grass, Cochlearia officinalis} a widely distributed arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C

{n: second moment} the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from the point of origin

{n: second-rater, mediocrity} a person of second-rate ability or value
"a team of aging second-raters"
"shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him"

{n: shade tree} a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight

{n: shinplaster} paper money of little value issued on insufficient security

{n: significant digit, significant figure} any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value)
"he calculated the answer to four significant figures"

{n: simultaneous equations} a set of equations in two or more variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations simultaneously

{n: sinking spell} a temporary decline in health or value

{n: sixteenth note, semiquaver} a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note

{n: sixty-fourth note, hemidemisemiquaver} a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note

{n: skipjack, Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda} medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna

{n: skipjack, skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis} oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito

{n: sockeye, sockeye salmon, red salmon, blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka} small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning

{n: sole} right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European

{n: solution, root} the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

{n: soupfin shark, soupfin, soup-fin, Galeorhinus zyopterus} Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)

{n: spade casino} a form of casino in which spades have the value of one point

{n: special assessment} an additional tax levied on private property for public improvements that enhance the value of the property

{n: spectrum} broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities

{n: spoliation} (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence

{n: spot} a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
"an eight spot"

{n: standard, monetary standard} the value behind the money in a monetary system

{n: stationary stochastic process} a stochastic process in which the distribution of the random variables is the same for any value of the variable parameter

{n: stock certificate, stock} a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
"the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"

{n: stopper} (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit
"if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"

{n: sturgeon} large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone

{n: subjectivism} (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience

{n: summum bonum} the supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived

{n: superiority complex} an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance

{n: taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness} delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"
"to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

{n: tax assessment} the value set on taxable property

{n: tax base} collective value of taxable assets

{n: term insurance} low-cost insurance that is valid only for a stated period of time and has no cash surrender value or loan value
"term insurance is most often associated with life insurance policies"

{n: thirty-second note, demisemiquaver} a musical note having the time value of a thirty-second of a whole note

{n: threshold function} a function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise

{n: threshold operation} an operation performed on operands in order to obtain the value of a threshold function

{n: tie} (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value

{n: time series} a series of values of a variable at successive times

{n: token economy} a form of behavior therapy that has been used in some mental institutions; patients are rewarded with tokens for appropriate behavior and the tokens may be cashed in for valued rewards

{n: token money} coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value

{n: tonguefish, tongue-fish} left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value

{n: treasure} any possession that is highly valued by its owner
"the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"

{n: turquoise} a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
"blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone"

{n: ultimacy, ultimateness} the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"

{n: underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning} an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

{n: underevaluation} an appraisal that underestimates the value of something

{n: undervaluation} too low a value or price assigned to something

{n: unearned increment} an unearned rise in the market value of property resulting from general market factors

{n: unknown, unknown quantity} a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

{n: unworthiness} the quality or state of lacking merit or value
<-> worthiness

{n: utilitarian} someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility

{n: utility man} a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positions

{n: valuable} something of value
"all our valuables were stolen"

{n: valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account} a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

{n: value judgment, value judgement} an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed

{n: value statement} a statement of the desirability of something

{n: value, economic value} the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else
"he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"

{n: value, time value, note value} (music) the relative duration of a musical note

{n: valuelessness} having none of the properties that endow something with value

{n: values} beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
"he has very conservatives values"

{n: value} a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
"the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"

{n: value} an ideal accepted by some individual or group
"he has old-fashioned values"

{n: value} relative darkness or lightness of a color
"I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe

{n: value} the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

{n: vara} a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities

{n: variable, variable quantity} a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

{n: variance} the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

{n: vicuna, Vicugna vicugna} small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat

{n: waste, permissive waste} (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

{n: wave form, waveform, wave shape} the shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time

{n: wealth} property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

{n: whole note, semibreve} a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)

{n: wild card} a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it

{n: wild mango, dika, wild mango tree, Irvingia gabonensis} African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites

{n: worthiness} the quality or state of having merit or value
<-> unworthiness

{n: worthwhileness} value sufficient to repay time or effort spent

{n: worth} an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
"10 dollars worth of gasoline"

{n: write-off, write-down} (accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset

{n: yew} wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows

{n: zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond} a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security

{n: zero-coupon security, zero coupon security} a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value

{v: appreciate, apprize, apprise, revalue} gain in value
"The yen appreciated again!"
<-> depreciate

{v: appreciate, apprize, apprise} increase the value of
"The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
<-> depreciate

{v: assess} estimate the value of (property) for taxation
"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

{v: attenuate} become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

{v: bastardize, bastardise} change something so that its value declines ; for example, art forms

{v: capitalize, capitalise} compute the present value of a business or an income

{v: collapse} lose significance, effectiveness, or value
"The school system is collapsing"
"The stock market collapsed"

{v: commute, transpose} transpose and remain equal in value
"These operators commute with each other"

{v: conspire, collude} act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
"The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall"

{v: debase, alloy} lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

{v: decline, slump, correct} go down in value
"the stock market corrected"
"prices slumped"

{v: deflate} reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
"deflate the currency"
<-> inflate

{v: demonetize, demonetise} deprive of value for payment
"demonetize a coin"

{v: demythologize, demythologise} remove the mythical element from (writings)
"the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
<-> mythologize

{v: depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalue} lose in value
"The dollar depreciated again"
<-> appreciate

{v: depreciate} lower the value of something
"The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
<-> appreciate

{v: devalue, devaluate} remove the value from ; deprive of its value

{v: devalue} lower the value or quality of
"The tear devalues the painting"

{v: distribute} be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
"Values distribute"

{v: distribute} spread throughout a given area
"the function distributes the values evenly"

{v: downgrade} rate lower ; lower in value or esteem
<-> upgrade

{v: drop} go down in value
"Stock prices dropped"

{v: inculcate, instill, infuse} teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
"inculcate values into the young generation"

{v: inflate} increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
"inflate the currency"
<-> deflate

{v: initialize, initialise} assign an initial value to a computer program

{v: interpolate, extrapolate} estimate the value of

{v: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value} place a value on ; judge the worth of something
"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"

{v: monetize, monetise} give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
"They monetized the lira"

{v: move} go or proceed from one point to another
"the debate moved from family values to the economy"

{v: negociate} transfer by endorsement to another in return for value received
"negociate a bond"

{v: overcapitalize, overcapitalise} estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level

{v: overcapitalize, overcapitalise} overestimate the market value of
"overcapitalize a property"

{v: overvalue, overestimate} assign too high a value to
"You are overestimating the value of your old car"
<-> underestimate, undervalue

{v: prefer} like better ; value more highly
"Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"
"We prefer sleeping outside"

{v: prize, value, treasure, appreciate} hold dear
"I prize these old photographs"

{v: quantize, quantise} apply quantum theory to ; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
"Quantize gravity"

{v: quantize, quantise} telecommunications: approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values

{v: rate, value} estimate the value of
"How would you rate his chances to become President?"
"Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

{v: respect, esteem, value, prize, prise} regard highly ; think much of
"I respect his judgement"
"We prize his creativity"
<-> disesteem, disrespect

{v: revalue} value anew
"revalue the German Mark"

{v: rise, go up, climb} increase in value or to a higher point
"prices climbed steeply"
"the value of our house rose sharply last year"

{v: sell short} underestimate the real value or ability of
"Don't sell your students short--they are just shy and don't show off their knowledge"

{v: subordinate} rank or order as less important or consider of less value
"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

{v: swing} alternate dramatically between high and low values
"his mood swings"
"the market is swinging up and down"

{v: undervalue, underestimate} assign too low a value to
"Don't underestimate the value of this heirlooom-you may sell it at a good price"
<-> overestimate, overvalue

{v: upgrade} rate higher ; raise in value or esteem
<-> downgrade

{v: value} fix or determine the value of ; assign a value to
"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

{v: wipe out, sweep away} eliminate completely and without a trace
"The old values have been wiped out"

{v: write off, write down} reduce the estimated value of something
"For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"

{v: zero} adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

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