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kwon ti fuh kay shuhn

  • n  a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')
  • n  the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something

  • Over the past two decades, wall street and the rest of the financial ecosystem became obsessed with the quantification of risk.
  • Asset allocation was a product of the great quantification of finance that came (mostly) out of the University of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s (I'm told there's a book available .
  • The new novel, his third, explores the equally valuable IRAT, or Index of Irrational Expectations, a quantification of the collective wrongheadedness of the stock market.
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  • The Most Miserable States
    While arguments will likely flare over just how 'miserable' the occupants of Louisiana are relative to those of Minnesota, based on Bloomberg's quantification of 'misery' these two states are the most and least miserable in our Union. Based on thirteen factors, ranging from child poverty rates to pollution, income inequality, and mental health it seems New Mexico and West Virginia are moving up ...
    June 21, 2013 - Zero Hedge
  • Research and Markets: US Electronic Cigarettes Market 2011-2015
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t79jqx/us_electronic) has announced the addition of the "US Electronic Cigarettes Market 2011-2015" report to their offering. This comprehensive report on electronic cigarettes market includes: - Quantification and analysis of the US electronic cigarette market - Current market size and forecasts of the ...
    June 21, 2013 - Business Wire
  • Why ‘Big Data’ Is a ‘Revolution’
    The evolution of big data is pushing the world into a new frontier. We are moving into an age where statistics, analytics, algorithms and quantification are taking center stage, says Kenneth Cukier, author of ­“Big Data: A Revolution That Will … Continue reading ?
    June 17, 2013 - Big Data Download via Yahoo! Finance

  • David Emerson in MSNBC
    Many countries have seized the opportunity and realized substantial benefits from a strategy of friendship and engagement with China,said Emerson, who wrote the foreword to the study. "This excellent study provides important quantification...
  • Harriet Harman in BBC News (blog)
    In June last year, Sir Michael wrote to Equalities Minister Harriet Harman saying that her use of statistics "may undermine public trust in official statistics" and "risks giving a misleading quantification of the gender pay gap".
  • Dennis Canavan in BBC News
    Speaking on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme, Falkirk West MSP Dennis Canavan said: "Earlier this month the company put up a notice asking for voluntary redundancies. There was no quantification of the redundancies and when I made enquiries...

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