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prose


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prose  \Prose\,  n.  [F.  prose,  L.  prosa,  fr  prorsus  prosus 
  straight  forward,  straight  on  for  proversus  pro  forward  + 
  versus,  p.  p.  of  vertere  to  turn.  See  {Verse}.] 
  1.  The  ordinary  language  of  men  in  speaking  or  writing; 
  language  not  cast  in  poetical  measure  or  rhythm;  -- 
  contradistinguished  from  verse,  or  metrical  composition. 
 
  I  speak  in  prose,  and  let  him  rymes  make  --Chaucer. 
 
  Things  unattempted  yet  in  prose  or  rhyme.  --Milton. 
 
  I  wish  our  clever  young  poets  would  remember  my 
  homely  definitions  of  prose  and  poetry,  that  is 
  prose  --  words  in  their  best  order  poetry  --  the 
  best  order  --Coleridge. 
 
  2.  Hence  language  which  evinces  little  imagination  or 
  animation;  dull  and  commonplace  discourse. 
 
  3.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  hymn  with  no  regular  meter,  sometimes 
  introduced  into  the  Mass.  See  {Sequence}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prose  \Prose\,  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  composed  of  prose;  not  in  verse;  as 
  prose  composition. 
 
  2.  Possessing  or  exhibiting  unpoetical  characteristics; 
  plain;  dull;  prosaic;  as  the  prose  duties  of  life. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prose  \Prose\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prosed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Prosing}.] 
  1.  To  write  in  prose. 
 
  2.  To  write  or  repeat  in  a  dull,  tedious,  or  prosy  way 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prose  \Prose\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  write  prose. 
 
  Prosing  or  versing,  but  chiefly  this  latter. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prose 
  n  1:  ordinary  writing  as  distinguished  from  verse 
  2:  matter  of  fact  commonplace,  or  dull  expression 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PROSE 
 
  1.  PROblem  Solution  Engineering.  Numerical  problems  including 
  differentiation  and  integration.  "Computing  in  Calculus", 
  J.  Thames,  Research/Development  26(5)  (May  1975). 
 
  2.  A  constraints-and-sequencing  system  similar  to 
  Kaleidoscope.  "Reflexive  Constraints  for  Dynamic  Knowledge 
  Bases",  P.  Berlandier  et  al  in  Proc  First  Intl  CS  Conf  '88: 
  AI:  Theory  and  Appls,  Dec  1988. 
 
 




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