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ni·ter

 (nī′tər)
[Middle English nitre, sodium carbonate, natron, from Old French, from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron, from Egyptian nṯr.]
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niter

(ˈnaɪtə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the usual US spelling of nitre
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potas′sium ni′trate



n.
a crystalline compound, KNO3, produced by nitrification in soil, and used in gunpowders, fertilizers, and preservatives; saltpeter; niter.
[1880–85]
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ni·ter

(nī′tər)
A naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate, used to make gunpowder.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niter - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
fertiliser, fertilizer, plant food - any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
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(1) initialize S, U, D; (2) set maximum number of iterations niter and a small value [epsilon]; (3) for niter = 1, 2, ..., niter, (a) update S according to (10); (b) normalize every row of S with [s.sub.nr] = [s.sub.nr]/[[summation].sup.R.sub.r=1] [s.sub.nr] (22) (c) update U according to (11); (d) update D according to (12); (e) compute the value of the objective function of (7), and note as y; (f) if y < [epsilon], iteration terminates end end The solution may be a local minimum, so the algorithmic processes must be repeated many times with different initializations.
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Require: [GAMMA] = {0.1, 0.2,..., 0.9}, set of values for [gamma] (1) [V.sub.best] = [infinity]; [V.sub.worst] = 0; V = 0 (2) [mathematical expression not reproducible], number of iterations with each [gamma] value (3) [mathematical expression not reproducible], sum of the volumes of the solutions obtained using [gamma] (4) [mathematical expression not reproducible], probability of using value [gamma] (5) numIter = 0, niter = 0 (6) Q = [infinity], quality threshold (7) while numIter < maxIter do (8) Choose a [gamma] value, [[GAMMA].sub.[gamma]] = [[GAMMA].sup.*.