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PERTURBATION. This is a technical word which signifies disturbance, or infringement of a right. It is usually applied to the disturbance of pews, or seats in a church. In the ecclesiastical courts actions for these disturbances are technically called "suits for perturbation of seat." 1 Phillim. 323. Vide Pew.

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Studies in the robustness of multidimensional scaling: Perturbational analysis of classical scaling.
The tuning mechanism involved here can be explained by the perturbational principle.
For example Hubbard, Bentley, Pasturel, and Isaacs (1987) monitored a large number of sensors of environmental variables that could mimic perturbational effects in an extremely isolated piezoelectric strain gauge.

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