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Brewer's: Shylock

The grasping Jew, who “would kill the thing he hates.” (Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice.) Shylock (A). A grasping moneylender. (See above.) “Respectable people withdre…

Order of Operations

When you have a math problem that involves more than one operation—for example, addition and subtraction, or subtraction and multiplication—which do you do first? Example #1: 6 &#…

Operation Condor

Director: Jackie ChanWriters: Jackie Chan and Edward TangDirector of Photography:Wong Ngok TaiEditor:Cheung Yiu ChungMusic:Stephen EndelmanProducer:Leonard HoMiramax in association with Media …

Brewer's: Line of Operation

(The) in war. The line between the base of operation (q.v.) and the object aimed at. Thus, if a fleet is the base and the siege of a city is the object aimed at, the line of operation is th…

Brewer's: Cæsarian Operation

or Cesarean Operation. The extraction of a child from the womb by cutting the abdomen (Latin, cæso, cut from the womb). Julius Caesar is said to have been thus brought into the world. …

Algebra: Radical Operations

Radical Operations Algebra Wrestling with Radicals Introducing the Radical Sign Simplifying Radical Expressions Unleashing Radical Powers Radical Operations Solving Radical Equa…

Brewer's: Base of Operation

in war. That is, a fortified or otherwise secure spot, where the magazines of all sorts can be formed, whence the army can derive stores, and upon which (in case of reverse) it can fall bac…

Algebra: Get Your Operations in Order

Get Your Operations in Order Algebra Encountering Expressions Introducing Variables Translating Words into Math Behold the Power of Exponents Living Large with Scientific Notation…

Major Military Operations Since World War II

  World War II was the last war fought in which the President asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since then, United States armed forces have been in combat several times, including the f…