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Cayley

[key-lee] /ˈkeɪ li/
noun
1.
Arthur, 1821–95, English mathematician.
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  • Three times in the past five years Mr. Cayley's colleagues had offered to present him with a testimonial.

  • "Matters look bad for that fellow, Cayley Pounce," he observed.

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  • Not necessarily discreditable to Cayley, even though he were hiding something.

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  • I particularly wished Cayley Drummle to be one of us to-night.

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  • It will mean breaking open the box, and letting Cayley know that we've done it.

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  • Do you know, Cayley, that even the Orreyeds serve a useful purpose?

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  • Well, she's going to town, Cayley says here, and his visit's at an end.

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  • Cayley drew Houghton back from where they stood and away from the horse.

  • Ask Cayley to have your luggage sent in to Stanton, ready for you when you catch a train there after the inquest.

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  • I will plead forgetfulness now of Captain Cayley, since you force it on me.

British Dictionary definitions for Cayley

Cayley

/ˈkeɪlɪ/
noun
1.
Arthur. 1821–93, British mathematician, who invented matrices
2.
Sir George. 1773–1857, British engineer and pioneer of aerial navigation. He constructed the first man-carrying glider (1853) and invented the caterpillar tractor
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Cayley in Technology
symbolic mathematics, tool
A symbolic mathematics system for group theory written by John Cannon of the University of Sydney, Australia in 1976.
Cayley was used at about 100 sites but has been superseded by a much more general system, Magma.
["An Introduction to the Group Theory Language CAYLEY", J. Cannon, Computational Group Theory, M.D. Atkinson ed, Academic Press 1984, pp. 148-183].
Latest version: V3.7, for Sun, Apollo, VAX/VMS.
(2000-09-03)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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