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The definition of complexity used here is the one established by Simon (1962), where complexity is defined in terms of the numerousness of components and their inter-relationships.
Complexity is the term covering numerousness and intricacy of elements and mutual relationships of an entity with the environment in given time.
It is for this very reason that on various occasions the Qur'an has recounted the multiplicity and numerousness of nature, and in some other cases, has explicitly declared man's impotence in being able to count the same.
As I noted earlier an obvious part of the contrast is built around children, the frequent reference to images of numbers of African children becoming images of numerousness itself, while the expatriates are either childless, or have children that we hardly see.
His recreational fetish, no doubt in homage to the numerousness of things, was to sit at the table before or after a meal and pick from his place mat crumbs he then expertly flicked at the open mouths of brown paper bags positioned on the floor by the kitchen counter, usually rewarded with the merest tap as the mite arrived and plunged into darkness.
What then does the numerousness of firms and the overcapacities imply about the nature of the "state monopoly?" The author argues that "state monopoly" is more of a systemic monopolization of the market than share monopolization of the market.
In his essay "Li chih fen-hsi" ("An Analysis of Li"), Ch'en distinguishes three layers of li, ranging from the superficial to the profound: (1) the outer layer or the numerousness of li (li chih shu), (2) the middle layer or significance of li (li chih yi), and (3) the inner layer or foundation of li (li chih pen), which stresses the appropriate attitude in human intercourse.
1147, 1161 (1992) ("Because we easily remember captivating little stories, when called on to estimate how frequent various legal events and outcomes are, we mistakenly associate the ease of anecdote recall with the numerousness of the type of case.").
contributors, both to the nature of the poem and to the numerousness of
But the very numerousness of the indexes and resource pages tends to undercut their usefulness: they can be as hard to find and evaluate as the sites they recommend.
Few late-eighteenth-century or early nineteenth-century readers of Thomas Malthus would have quarreled with the latter's assertion, flattering for many of them, that British "society" had in their lifetime acquired "a new and happier structure"; many would have concurred that this transformation was the result of an unprecedented numerousness of and unity among "the middle classes, that body on which the liberty, public spirit and good government of every country must mainly depend." (1) However, Kelly departs from the standard script in this study of three women writers who were contemporaries of Thomas Malthus, and Malthus' rivals in interpreting the new order of things to the reading public.
Of the major Victorian novelists, only Trollope rivals Thackeray in the numerousness and apparent virulence of his anti-Semitic caricatures--verbal and pictorial.