Technology / Programming / Constraint: A constraint is a requirement placed on the type parameters to a generic algorithm. Constraints are typically concept constraints, meaning that the type parameters must model a particular concept.

Modern Romance

Entertainment / Literature / Modern Romance: In contrast with medieval and Renaissance romance, the meaning of a modern romance has become more restricted in the 20th century. Modern nonscholarly speakers refer to romances when they mean formula MORE

Free Verse

Entertainment / Literature / Free Verse: Poetry based on the natural rhythms of phrases and normal pauses rather than the artificial constraints of metrical feet. Commonly called vers libre in French (the English term first appears in print MORE

Romantic Comedy

Entertainment / Literature / Romantic Comedy: Sympathetic comedy that presents the adventures of young lovers trying to overcome social, psychological, or interpersonal constraints to achieve a successful union. Commedia dell'arte is a general ty MORE

Open Poetic Form

Entertainment / Literature / Open Poetic Form: A poem of variable length, one which can consist of as many lines as the poet wishes to write. Every poem written in open poetic form, therefore, is unique. Open poetic form contrasts with closed poet MORE

Commedia Dellarte

Entertainment / Literature / Commedia Dellarte: A genre of Italian farce from the sixteenth-century characterized by stock characters, stock situations, and spontaneous dialogue. Typically, the plot is an intrigue plot and it involves a soubrette w MORE


Business / Construction / Form: Temporary structure erected to contain concrete during placing and initial hardening. MORE