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perturbation -- perturbation of the orbit
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perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
  • If the perturbations are small, the procedure should work.
  • The planet, Neptune, was discovered after its existence was predicted by perturbations in Uranus’ orbit.
  • One has to study the evolution of perturbations over time to find out if the configuration is stable.
  • A great perturbation in nature,—to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching—
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth

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  • from study and perturbation of the brain
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Also, there were comings and goings, and the erstwhile placid atmosphere of the cabin was vexed with strange perturbations and unrest.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • What qualifying considerations allayed his perturbations?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Thou wilt die soon and thou are not yet simple nor free from perturbations, nor without suspicion of being hurt by external things, nor kindly disposed towards all; nor dost thou yet place wisdom only in acting justly.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The Major thought he recognized the piano, though, with the picture over it, as it used to be in former days, and his perturbations were renewed.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Then shall all vain imaginations, evil perturbations, and superfluous cares fly away; then shall immoderate fear leave thee, and inordinate love shall die.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss

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  • He had that incongruity of common and elegant in which the habitually vulgar think they see the revelation of an eccentric existence, of the perturbations of sentiment, the tyrannies of art, and always a certain contempt for social conventions, that seduces or exasperates them.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Then you looked for perturbations that might indicate other planets.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She had no gift for small perturbations, mean-spirited resentments, concealed envies, works of charity, faded endearments, ordinary friendly politeness, or day-to-day acts of kindness.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Europe has endured, in the course of the last half-century, many revolutions and counter-revolutions which have agitated it in opposite directions: but all these perturbations resemble each other in one respect—they have all shaken or destroyed the secondary powers of government.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • All space, all time, (The stars, the terrible perturbations of the suns, Swelling, collapsing, ending, serving their longer, shorter use,) Fill’d with eidolons only.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ] Richard, thy wife, that wretched Anne thy wife, That never slept a quiet hour with thee, Now fills thy sleep with perturbations: To-morrow in the battle think on me, And fall thy edgeless sword: despair and die!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • I see well enough that the nations of this age are turbulent, but I do not clearly perceive that they are liberal; and I fear lest, at the close of those perturbations which rock the base of thrones, the domination of sovereigns may prove more powerful than it ever was before.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …inside the skull-frame, Sympathies, heart-valves, palate-valves, sexuality, maternity, Womanhood, and all that is a woman, and the man that comes from woman, The womb, the teats, nipples, breast-milk, tears, laughter, weeping, love-looks, love-perturbations and risings, The voice, articulation, language, whispering, shouting aloud, Food, drink, pulse, digestion, sweat, sleep, walking, swimming, Poise on the hips, leaping, reclining, embracing, arm-curving and tightening, The continual…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • …the New World, adjusting it to Time and Space, You hidden national will lying in your abysms, conceal’d but ever alert, You past and present purposes tenaciously pursued, may-be unconscious of yourselves, Unswerv’d by all the passing errors, perturbations of the surface; You vital, universal, deathless germs, beneath all creeds, arts, statutes, literatures, Here build your homes for good, establish here, these areas entire, lands of the Western shore, We pledge, we dedicate to you.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • …softer skin if unexpectedly encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours: quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman’s double knock, a paper read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • (Thou canst not with thy dumbness me deceive, I know before the fitting man all Nature yields, Though answering not in words, the skies, trees, hear his voice—and thou O sun, As for thy throes, thy perturbations, sudden breaks and shafts of flame gigantic, I understand them, I know those flames, those perturbations well.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • (Thou canst not with thy dumbness me deceive, I know before the fitting man all Nature yields, Though answering not in words, the skies, trees, hear his voice—and thou O sun, As for thy throes, thy perturbations, sudden breaks and shafts of flame gigantic, I understand them, I know those flames, those perturbations well.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • damped stochastic perturbations
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as in: she was perturbed Define
to disturb in mind or make uneasy
perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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