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perplexity


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perplexity  \Per*plex"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Perplexities}.  [L. 
  perplexitas:  cf  F.  perplexit['e].] 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  perplexed  or  puzzled; 
  complication;  intricacy;  entanglement;  distraction  of  mind 
  through  doubt  or  difficulty;  embarrassment;  bewilderment; 
  doubt. 
 
  By  their  own  perplexities  involved,  They  ravel  more 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  perplexity 
  n  :  trouble  or  confusion  resulting  from  complexity 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  perplexity 
 
  The  {geometric  mean}  of  the  number  of  words  which  may  follow 
  any  given  word  for  a  certain  {lexicon}  and  {grammar}. 
 
 




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