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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    to be/ as

    The word "****" defined to be ...................
    The word "****" defined as .....
    [I have no more context please]

    What is the difference in meaning between the "to be" and "as" in such contexts? Or, is it same?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: to be/ as

    Where did you find "defined to be"?


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #3

    Re: to be/ as

    In my maths textbook. Right now I don't remember it's context. May be I provide it later.

    Here is my guess about it :
    The word "angle" is defined to be a rotation of axis in anticlock-wise direction.


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    #4

    Re: to be/ as

    It is a specific use in mathematics.

    The angle between a line and a curve (mixed angle) or between two intersecting curves (curvilinear angle) is defined to bethe angle between the tangents at = is identified as

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