doubling

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increase by a factor of two

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raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

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No beheadings are likely if Moore's law reaches its limit, but the story illustrates what Moore called the nature of exponentials - the increase is always accelerating, with each doubling exceeding the sum of all that came before.
With each doubling producing a new base that exceeds all of the previous doublings combined, we're at the point where the numbers get really big, really fast.
And with doublings in bandwidth and storage availability occurring even more rapidly, we are faced with an abundance of free computing, free communications and free storage.
Some of these linking repetitions and doublings will be explored below, and it will be suggested that memory itself constitutes the deep structure of the system of doubles which characterise Schwarzenegger's films--films which, like Barthes's Mythologies, "do not pretend to show any organic development: the link between them is rather one of insistence and repetition" (12).
In this film the repressed significances of the doublings and repetitions of Schwarzenegger's earlier films find their expression.
Or at least these doublings allow Bigger to control himself enough to be able to act in some manner which validates him as a person-- at least in his own view--within that environment.
There is a strange doubling in which the two families strangely come to resemble each other.
In his latest project, "Clayton Days," 2000, Muniz has gone looking in the folds of history for the uncanny doublings that have become his signature.
We met in the artist's Brooklyn loft, where the tales told in imagining the days at Clayton led us back to Borges--but also on to new doublings and fabulists of doubling, to Marshall McLuhan, Umberto Eco, even art historian and critic Georges Didi-Huberman.
As expected, after about 50 to 60 doublings, the cells became larger and underwent other physical changes marking their entry into a nondividing stage called senescence.
King's suggestions, however, would not rule out one of the most exciting doublings I have seen recently, that of Russell Enoch as Ghost and Player King in Ron Daniels' 1989 RSC production.
While skin cells normally senesce after about 60 doublings, some of the altered cells continue to have long telomeres after having divided nearly 120 times, with no sign of stopping.
Though endothelial cells in the petri dish normally stop dividing after 20 to 60 doublings, those treated with a new chemical agent retained their youthful appearance and lasted long enough to undergo as many as 140 population doublings, the researchers report in the Sept.
A black hole would give two images, but it would have to be exactly between them, and it should give symmetrically placed doublings of other quasars within the 2.