Dictionary » B » Breve



1. A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus:), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular to the staff on each of its sides; formerly much used for choir service.

2. Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.

3. A curved mark [<breve/] used commonly to indicate the short quantity of a vowel.

4. (Science: zoology) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.

Origin: It. & (in sense 2) LL. Breve, fr. L. Brevis short. See brief.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum


... Sección 4.2. Funciones recurrentes primitivas. Sección 5.1. Funciones recurrentes. Sistemas recurrentes y recurrentemente enumerable. Breve introducción a las máquinas de Turing. Secciones 5.2.2 y 5.4.1. (Formalization of arithmetic, Godel's theorems) Peano's axioms. Section 6.1. Representable ...

See entire post
by GegnianMD
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Mathematical Medicine.
Replies: 6
Views: 7339

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,319 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link