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  1. barbaranoun

    A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".

  2. Barbaranoun

    A female given name from Latin.

  3. Etymology: Name of a legendary saint, Barbara, feminine form of barbarus, from βάρβαρος. Compare Sanskrit बर्बर.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbaranoun

    the first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives


  1. Barbara

    Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot aired in 1995, and three series then aired from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed at their Lenton Lane studios in Nottingham in front of a live studio audience. The majority of location scenes for the series were filmed in various suburbs of Nottingham, including Mapperley and West Bridgford, with other scenes filmed around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Despite winning awards and respectable viewing figures, it was axed by ITV in 2003.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barbara is ranked #10704 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barbara surname appeared 2,986 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Barbara.

    78.7% or 2,350 total occurrences were White.
    8.8% or 264 total occurrences were Black.
    8.7% or 261 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 56 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.4% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Barbara' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3354

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbara in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Barbara in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Nieto:

    We caught a little bit of a break, the modeling changed from last night to this morning as we talked about, some of the precipitation we thought was going to be dumped into Monterey County has shifted south of us towards Paso Robles and into the Santa Barbara area.

  2. Patricia Miller:

    I happened to be the welcoming committee of one, barbara answered the door draped in wallpaper — because it was Barbara Bradley Baekgaard new home and she likes to wallpaper new homes — and I said,' Welcome.' And that was it.

  3. Daryl Parks:

    Barbara Dawson should not have lost her life because of a bad assumption.

  4. Barbara Bush:

    I may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.

  5. Brian Marquis:

    With someone like Barbara, she has the real-life experience, i really think that's a difference maker.

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