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imponderable

(ĭm-pŏn′dĕr-ă-bl) [L. in-, not, + pondus, weight]
Incapable of being weighed or measured.
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As a book, Imponderable grants Oursler some control over his tale; for instance, materials are sequenced somewhat chronologically.
Avec Imponderable, Oursler s'amuse a revisiter son histoire personnelle autant qu'a explorer les zones de congruences entre les avancees technologiques et les phenomenes paranormaux auxquels elles ont donne naissance.
IMPONDERABLE is what I call an Alternate Numerical Tautonym and SOFTENED an Alternate Numerical Palindrome.
No tenemos la estadistica precisa porque no es posible, en ocasiones, determinar el efecto; pues generalmente son varios factores los que inciden en el fracaso de una obra: la falta de un pago, un imponderable, una autorizacion que se demoro, el mismo tiempo, el papeleo, es dificil determinarlo: de ahi que optamos por supervisar las obras y en cuanto detectamos algun atraso nos ponemos en contacto con los responsables para solucionar el problema.
Sin embargo, ahora se considera la necesidad de tener en cuenta la imponderable incidencia de numerosos factores microecomicos que retrotraen la justificacion de los modelos macroeconomicos del liberalismo clasico a un momento previo que tenga en cuenta la posible presencia de situaciones de incertidumbre o de aleatoriedad, sin tener que modificar por ello los habituales parametros macro-economicos de los modelos clasicos.
You see how problems can be so imponderable, and insane,
The big imponderable with Tottenham is what kind of performance we can expect from them.
Today in the early months of 2003, the industry is working within a less than exuberant economy, upward gasoline prices, a rather shrill attack on bigness, softening leading indicators, threatening CAFE actions and a major imponderable in the Persian Gulf.
The question of how much risk a firm is taking appears to be an imponderable, unanswerable question that the industry has dealt with by adopting rules of thumb, such as premium-to-surplus ratios or, more recently, risk-based capital measures.
Despite all the talk about the importance of experienced managers in producing results, it's still an imponderable. It could be argued that a medical director with ten years experience can solve a patient problem quicker than someone with one year's experience.
Rather, it is the synthesis he brings to his enormous subject and the accessibility he gives to topics that in others' hands frequently seem either ponderous or imponderable. Porter's history is neither.
A second imponderable, and perhaps the most important one, is that shopping--going to the mall or downtown shops or big discount stores--is a social experience for many families.