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This is a "best guess" listing for the word "joi'au'a" in language English, meaning that only one of the definitions for this word will be shown (the one with the highest total votes). See all the definitions for joi'au'a.

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valsi joi'au'a
type experimental cmavo
creator krtisfranks
time entered Fri Oct 16 06:04:48 2015
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Definition #67965 - Preferred [edit]
selma'o JOI
definition non-logical connective: to be in a (nontrivial) superposition of (states); mixture
notes Schrödinger's cat is not 'dead and alive' nor is it 'dead and alive'; so long as its wavefunction does not collapse, it is in a (linear) nontrivial superposition of the states 'dead' and 'alive'. In a sense, it is in both but also neither. Likewise, someone travelling northwestward is not travelling (due) northward AND (due) westward, nor are they travelling (due) northward OR (due) westward; they are travelling a mixture of both. It can also be used for answering "yes"/"no" questions; it may or may noy be helpful in this role, but it is distinct from an elliptical or non-definitive answer. Waves especially work well with superpositions. The only decent way to denote this concept in English without resorting to long-winded roundabout descriptions is '+'.
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created by krtisfranks
vote information 2
time Wed Oct 21 20:17:53 2015
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Example #1:

le mlatu po la .cre'udingar. cu morsi gijoi'au'a jmive = Schrödinger's cat is in a nontrivial superposition of the dead state and the living state

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