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Meaning of PROSE

Pronunciation:  prowz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
  2. [n]  matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
 

PROSE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: euphuism, expressive style, genre, interior monologue, literary genre, nonfiction, nonfictional prose, polyphonic prose, prose poem, stream of consciousness, style, writing style

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Prose\, n. [F. prose, L. prosa, fr. prorsus, prosus,
    straight forward, straight on, for proversus; pro forward +
    versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See {Verse}.]
    1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing;
       language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; --
       contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
    
             I speak in prose, and let him rymes make. --Chaucer.
    
             Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. --Milton.
    
             I wish our clever young poets would remember my
             homely definitions of prose and poetry, that is;
             prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the
             best order.                           --Coleridge.
    
    2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or
       animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
    
    3. (R. C. Ch.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes
       introduced into the Mass. See {Sequence}.
    
    
  2. \Prose\, a.
    1. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as,
       prose composition.
    
    2. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics;
       plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
    
    
  3. \Prose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prosed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Prosing}.]
    1. To write in prose.
    
    2. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
    
    
  4. \Prose\, v. i.
    1. To write prose.
    
             Prosing or versing, but chiefly this latter.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. PROblem Solution Engineering. Numerical problems including differentiation and integration. "Computing in Calculus", J. Thames, Research/Development 26(5) (May 1975).

2. A constraints-and-sequencing system similar to Kaleidoscope. "Reflexive Constraints for Dynamic Knowledge Bases", P. Berlandier et al in Proc First Intl CS Conf '88: AI: Theory and Appls, Dec 1988.

 

 

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