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Definition of the noun writhe
What does writhe mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: writhes
- [context: knot theory] The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot
Definition of the verb writhe
What does writhe mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: writhed | writhing | writhes
- to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
- examples: The prisoner writhed in discomfort | The crowds writhe in the streets | The streets writhe with crowds
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Experiencer - being] [Verb] Sharon shivered Verbs Involving the Body: convulse, cower, quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble [Experiencer - being] [Verb] from / at [Cause] Sharon fainted at the sight of the accident | Sharon fainted from hunger | Sharon shivered at the thought of the cold sea | Sharon shivered from fear there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] There fluttered a flag (over the fort) Verbs of Existence: bob, bow, creep, dance, drift, eddy, falter, flap, float, flutter, hover, jiggle, joggle, oscillate, pulsate, quake, quiver, revolve, rock, roil, rotate, shake, stir, sway, swirl, teeter, throb, totter, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waft, wave, waver, wiggle, wobble [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] The patriots waved the flag [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] A flag fluttered [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of writhe: squirm / twist / worm / wrestle / wriggle
- more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
- more specific word: wrench = make a sudden twisting motion
Alternative definition of the verb writhe
- To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.
- To wrest; to distort; to pervert.
- To extort; to wring; to wrest.
- [intransitive] To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony (also figuratively).
Writhe: In knot theory, there are several competing notions of the quantity writhe, or Wr. In one sense, it is purely a property of an oriented link diagram and assumes integer values. In another sense, it is a quantity that describes the amount of "coiling" of a mathematical knot in three-dimensional space and assumes real numbers as values. In both cases, writhe is a geometric quantity, meaning that while deforming a curve in such a way that does not change its topology, one may still change its writhe.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Writhe
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by Inga Johnson , Allison Henrich
Interestingly, the odd writhe is an invariant for virtual knots. Exercise...
fact about the odd writhe is that J = 0 for all classical knots. In other...
On Knots. (AM-115) (2016)
by Louis H. Kauffman
The writhe is a topological invariant for reduced alternating links. (To prove the corollary, just note that —w fK) = a K *S an amk*ent isotopy invariant of K. To prove the theorem, work inductively with the identity L = z (L +L ) L ) using the fact ...
by R.L.P. Adams, John Knowler, David Leader
Lk is made up from two components: writhe (W) and twist (T) such that Lk = W + T Writhe is a measure of the coiling of the axis of the DNA molecule and twist reflects the winding of one DNA strand around the other. If a molecule is fully relaxed, ...
The Edge of the Universe (2006)
Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons by Deanna Haunsperger, Stephen Kennedy
The writhe is the number of positive crossings minus the number of negative crossings in the diagram. The three ...
ASVAB AFQT For Dummies (2009)
by Rod Powers
Writhe is a verb. It means to twist or wriggle about. . (A) Sonnet is a noun; a sonnet is a specific type of poem. (C) Teeming is a verb (participle) that means filled to the point of overflowing. . (C) Technique is a noun that describes a particular ...
See Writhe. To Wrestle. AS. wrwstlian, teraxlian, Fris. wraegsiljen, wrakseljen, teragsele, wrassele, Du. wrastelen, wratselen, worstelen, Devon wraxle, Somerset wrassly, to wrestle, to contend by tugging and twisting each other about . The first ...
by Ernest Weekley
and with wry, writhe; of. AS. wrigian ...
Johnson's English Dictionary (1835)
by Samuel Johnson
To writhe. Shak. To pinch. Bacon. To sorce by violence; to extort. Shak. To havass; to distress; to torture. Shak. To distort; to turn to a wrong purpose. Ascham. To persecute with extortion. Hayward. To WRING, ring.
by William Chambers
reid, curled, twisted; allied to Writhe.] wrathful, rath'fool, adj., /nil of wrath; very angry; springing from or expressing wrath. — adv. wrath fully. — n. wrath fnlness. wroth, ...
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found : in Two Volumes ; to which is Prefixed Johnson's Grammar of the English Language and Annexed a Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases, which Occur in the Romances and Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Samuel Johnson
To WRITHE, v. n. [j>jii7jan, Sax ] 1 . To distort; to deform with distortion. Milton. 2. To twist with violence. Milton. 3.
A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1828)
To writhe. Ibid. To pinch. Clarendon. To force by violence; to extort. Milton. To harass 5 to distress ; to torture. Roscommon. To distort; to turn to a wrong purpose. Ascham. To persecute with extortion. Hayward. To WRING. v. n. To writhe with ...
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