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zij

 (zēj)
n.
An astronomical text tabulating information on the apparent positions and motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, especially such a text written in Arabic or Persian in the eighth or ninth century.

[Arabic and Persian zīj (Persian, from Arabic), from Persian zīg, mason's rule, threads that serve as a guide in embroidering, zij, from Middle Persian ǰīg, *zīg, thread, from Old Iranian *ǰyaka-, thread, diminutive of *ǰyā-, bowstring, tendon; akin to Avestan ǰyā-; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]
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Wel is ze inmiddels overgebracht naar een universitair ziekenhuis in Mnchen, waar zij nog steeds in kritieke toestand onder intense supervisie van artsen in slaap wordt gehouden.
where i = the ith student (i = 1, 2, ..., 59), j = the jth question (j = 1, 2, ..., 22), zij = standardized marks for the ith student and jth question, xij = marks for the ith student and jth question, min xj = minimum marks for the jth question, and max xj = maximum marks for the jth question.
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Hoewel er geen methode om te herkennen, is het constant gedacht dat mensen het middel dat zij niet zullen vinden pijn en ze zullen intelligent om te werken zoals verlengd als ze zouden willen.
where Nx * Ny is data sample size in the array Zij which is the source discrete function in the XY plane and [mu] is the mean value the first momentum of the distribution given by
Of hij haar in haar dromen uit de vlammen redt en of zij starend naar zijn foto wat parfum tussen haar borsten spuit, het eten aan laat branden met make-up haar oneffenheden wegpoetst terwijl ze 'They can't take that away from me' neuriet.
* "Zij is uit aarde niet geschapen" (She was not Made from Earth; year unknown)
*Marie kijkt ergens naar, maar ik weet niet wat zij naar kijkt.
In the formula, Zij is the i standardized value of the j index included in the assessment; xij is the i th actual value; max is the biggest value of this index; and min is the minimum value of this index.