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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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    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. Umberto Eco:

    The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly.

  2. Daryl Parks:

    You hear him saying to the captain, 'I thought she was just being non-compliant,' we now know that that assumption cost Barbara Dawson her life.

  3. Delores Goodwin Kelley:

    Barbara Mikulski’s such a purist about who Barbara Mikulski will talk to and work with that it’s almost paralyzing.

  4. Terrence Murphy:

    He ran the best drug court in New York state, he literally saved people's lives. He's an iconic person and will be sorely missed. Our professional relationship went beyond, into personal friendship, with him and his wife Barbara. I'm still in shock.

  5. Marshall Ramsey:

    Not every cartoon I drew about Barbara Bush was flattering, but the last one is.

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