bounded

adjective

bound·​ed ˈbau̇n-dəd How to pronounce bounded (audio)
: having a mathematical bound or bounds
a set bounded above by 25 and bounded below by −10

Examples of bounded in a Sentence

in their paintings the Impressionists played down bounded figures and concentrated on the subtle, fleeting effects of light
Recent Examples on the Web Robotic demonstrations still rely on algorithms set for specialized tasks in bounded situations. IEEE Spectrum, 19 July 2021 What Franzen’s narrative method suggests is a reality in which relatively coherent and bounded psyches look out onto a world that offers them a range of choices for action and meaning; the psyches select from these options, and later on repent of or are grateful for their selections. Alan Jacobs, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 Numerous robot demonstrations still rely on algorithms set for specialized tasks in bounded situations. IEEE Spectrum, 19 July 2021 My sense so far is that migration is becoming more bounded (notably from Africa to Europe), more regional and with a greater emphasis on cultural assimilation. Mike O'Sullivan, Forbes, 4 June 2022 Although Joshua Tree comprises more than 1,200 square miles of desert with a clear and bounded border, its interior is a constantly changing landscape of hills, canyons, riverbeds, caves and alcoves large enough to hide a human from view. Kelzim, Longreads, 19 Feb. 2022 Until recently, policymaking took place in a bounded world, with fiscal limits set by the assumption that the federal debt shouldn’t be permitted to get too large as a percentage of the economy. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 11 Mar. 2021 His age, at times, has been painfully apparent on the campaign trail: his loquacity is less bounded, his stories meander without necessarily reaching their conclusion. The Economist, 4 July 2020 Meanwhile, Zhang was working in solitude to try to bridge the gap between the GPY result and the bounded prime gaps conjecture. Quanta Magazine, 19 May 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bounded was in 1956

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“Bounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bounded. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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