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**analysis**— /euh nal euh sis/, n., pl. analyses / seez /. 1. the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements (opposed to synthesis). 2. this process as a method of studying the nature of something or of determining its… …122

**Natural number**— Natural numbers can be used for counting (one apple, two apples, three apples, ...) from top to bottom. In mathematics, the natural numbers are the ordinary whole numbers used for counting ( there are 6 coins on the table ) and ordering ( this is …123

**Affine connection**— An affine connection on the sphere rolls the affine tangent plane from one point to another. As it does so, the point of contact traces out a curve in the plane: the development. In the branch of mathematics called differential geometry, an… …124

**Implementation of mathematics in set theory**— This article examines the implementation of mathematical concepts in set theory. The implementation of a number of basic mathematical concepts is carried out in parallel in ZFC (the dominant set theory) and in NFU, the version of Quine s New… …125

**Lightweight Directory Access Protocol**— The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP;  /ˈɛld …126

**Bracket**— 〈 redirects here. It is not to be confused with く, a Japanese kana. This article is about bracketing punctuation marks. For other uses, see Bracket (disambiguation). Due to technical restrictions, titles like :) redirect here. For typographical… …127

**Closure (computer science)**— In computer science, a closure (also lexical closure, function closure, function value or functional value) is a function together with a referencing environment for the non local variables of that function.[1] A closure allows a function to… …128

**Number system**— This article is about different sets of numbers. For different methods of expressing numbers with symbols, see numeral system. In mathematics, a number system is a set of numbers, (in the broadest sense of the word), together with one or more… …