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

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Examples of bounded in a Sentence

in their paintings the Impressionists played down bounded figures and concentrated on the subtle, fleeting effects of light

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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, "How researchers are teaching AI to learn like a child," 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,, "Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video Is Breaking New Ground — and Celebs Are Here for It," 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, "“I Try Not to Have a Schedule”: Talking Writing with William Vollmann," 20 Apr. 2018 Within the slippery world of harlotry—where class can be transcended and humanity bought—relationships form that defy our historical assumptions about the bounded categories of human experience. Sarah Marshall, New Republic, "Learning Survival Skills from Hulu’s Harlots," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of bounded

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bounded was in 1956

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