nonequivalence


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nonequivalence

(ˌnɒnɪˈkwɪvələns)
n
1. the relationship of being unequal or incomparable
2. (Logic) logic
a. the relation between two statements only one of which can be true in any circumstances
b. a function of two statements that takes the value true only when one but not both of its arguments is true
c. a compound statement asserting that just one of its components is true
Also called: exclusive or
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Noun1.nonequivalence - not interchangeable
inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"
equivalence - essential equality and interchangeability
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This point is illustrated in Figure 5 and shows the nonequivalence of these spatial differential operators for the conditions considered here.
To control for possible bias resulting from this nonequivalence, we reran the analysis with a subset of the control group that was much more similar to the treatment group initially.
Nonequivalence provides that one side can get more or less than what it gives.
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To "skin" here has the primary meaning of covering over, troubling enough in itself since hair and nails are in a sense equivalents for skin; so here again is encountered an arresting nonequivalence.
The descriptive terms of stimulus equivalence, employed in the traditional behaviour analytic approach, do not readily capture the numerous behavioural patterns that are possible when nonequivalence relations are considered.
Gould notes Nietzsche's arguments for the nonequivalence of "current utility" and "causes of origin" and cites the analogy made in The Genealogy of Moral between the sociocultural evolution of punishment and the biological evolution of organs such as the hand or the eye (Structure 1214).
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