8 definitions by HB <3 SA

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jim
A nickname for James.

Other examples of such nicknames include: Jimmy, Jimmie, Jimbo, Jamie, and many others.
Psst...I think Jim has a crush on Ann.
by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
An acronym which stands for: Steam Powered Users Forums.

Steam was developed by Valve, and has a community message board to which this acronym refers.
Discuss topics concerning Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike and other Steam releases on the SPUF.
by HB <3 SA May 13, 2006
Perhaps the greatest philosopher of his time, and surely one the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle was alive in Greece from 384-322 B.C.

Aristotle is well remembered for his development of "logic." Do note that he did not (obviously) invent logic, however greatly influenced its progression.
His format on which he based his logic was used for centuries after his death -- and much is still echoed even today.

Specifically, Aristotle produced provocative arguments and commentaries centering around humanity and human functions. Among them: the singular lifestyle that, if adopted plurally, would yield true and sustained happiness to all -- forever. However, after hearing a lecture on the subject, you truly need not look any further than the utopias and dystopias illustrated throughout literature, such as in "The Giver" or "Brave New World." Aristotle's philosophy on 'true happiness,' perhaps original for its time, has become almost as common as a cliche' and just as easily passed off as "wishful thinking."

However, the beauty of logic is that it never actually needs to be congruent with realism.
Aristotle said:
"The individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing, and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But whoever is unable to live in society, or who has no need of it because he is sufficienct for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
1. A device or structure purposed to control the flow or passage of any of the three states of matter: solid, liquid or gas. Such structures may be found in plumbing, as well as in the human body (specifically, the heart).

2. A company in the game development industry that designed and continues to build upon the Half-Life series. Also, the brains (or lack thereof) behind the infamous "Steam" client, content-delivery platform.
1. Some geniuses find it fun to open the valve on a helium tank, place their mouths over it, and begin hyperventilating.

2. There comes a point in one's life where one must ask life's greatest question: Does Valve's magnificent work with Half-Life outweigh the frustration and uselessness that Steam's impropriety brings? The world may never know.
by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
cos
An abbreviation which stands for the trigonometric function, "cosine." In its native mathematical context, cosine is used in solving for side lengths or angle measurements in right-triangles, exclusively.
In regards to its place within the acronym: SOHCAHTOA, cosine occupies the "CAH," wherein the series forms: Cosine (equals) Adjacent (over) Hypotenuse.
When dealing with an angle measurement, x ("theta"), the side "touching" the angle is referred to as the Adjacent side; the side furthest away from the angle is referred to as the Opposite side; and, in a right triangle, the hypotenuse always remains and, simplistically, may be recognized as the diagonal side.

Note: UrbanDictionary entries do not support Entity, Hex or Decimal browser rendering. This definition of "cos" uses an "x" in place of the Greek small letter, "theta".
However, in reality, theta appears as an "o" or a "zero" with a line going horizontally through the center.
Math Problem: cos(x) = 0.5
Solution: cos(60) = 0.5
by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
A trigonometric function used in connection with right triangles; best seen as a ratio of side lengths.

In basic trigonometry, it is used to determine unknown side lengths or an acute angle measurement(s). In more advanced mathematics, cosine is treated simply as a function without an apparent or direct reference to a triangle (the triangle's presence becomes assumed). Examples of this may be seen in Calculus through the process of integration. Wherein, the function cosine may only be a part of a large equation.

Cosine is one component out of a three-part acronym known as: SOHCAHTOA. The term cosine occupies the "CAH," wherein the series forms: Cosine (equals) Adjacent (over) Hypotenuse.
Cosine thus represents the ratio of the Adjacent side length to the Hypotenuse side length -- this is all in relation to an (acute) angle, theta.

When dealing with an angle measurement, x ("theta"), the side "touching" the angle is referred to as the Adjacent side; the side furthest away from the angle is referred to as the Opposite side; and, in a right triangle, the hypotenuse always remains and, simplistically, may be recognized as the diagonal side.

In mathematical procedures, cosine is abbreviated as "cos" for convenience.

Note: UrbanDictionary entries do not support Entity, Hex or Decimal browser rendering. This definition replaces the Greek small letter, "theta", with an "x."
However, in reality, it appears as an "o" or a "zero" with a line going horizontally through the center.
1. Cosine = Adjacent / Hypotenuse

2. Sine / Cosine = Tangent

3. 'the integral of' 2x cos(3x) dx

by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
Perhaps the greatest philosopher of his time, and surely one the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle was alive in Greece from 384-322 B.C.

Aristotle is well remembered for his development of "logic." Do note that he did not (obviously) invent logic, however greatly influenced it's progression.
His format on which he based his logic was used for centuries after his death -- and much is still echoed even today.

Specifically, Aristotle produced provocative arguments and commentaries centering around humanity and human functions. Among them, the singular lifestyle that, if adopted plurally, would yield true and sustained happiness to all -- forever. However, after hearing a lecture on the subject, you truly need not look any further than the utopias and dystopias illustrated throughout literature, such as in "The Giver" or "Brave New World." Aristotle's philosophy on 'true happiness,' perhaps original for its time, has become almost as common as a cliche' and just as easily passed off as "wishful thinking."

However, the beauty of logic is that it never actually needs to be congruent with realism.
Aristotle said:
"The individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing, and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But whoever is unable to live in society, or who has no need of it because he is sufficienct for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
by HB <3 SA April 24, 2006
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