bound·​ed | \ ˈbau̇n-dəd How to pronounce bounded (audio) \

Definition of bounded

: 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 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 In February, Vicarious presented a system that looked for bounded regions in 2D scenes by essentially having a tiny virtual character traverse the terrain. Matthew Hutson, Science | AAAS, 24 May 2018 At the beginning, Glover shoots a bounded man in the back of the head — the gun is then handled with care as the body is dragged away. Stephanie Petit,, 7 May 2018 There are bounded limits, so unless organisms are checked by some means, organisms that obey their natural proclivities will get into trouble. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 20 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of bounded

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Bounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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