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A skeptical person will object that the definition of lift as a force acting at a right angle to the airstream is arbitrary.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AN AIRCRAFT GLIDESBY PETER GARRISON/FLYING MAGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
The 1,000 jobs lost due to arbitrary border restrictions are essential to the 1,000 families that somehow depended on their wages.
I looked at that and I say that seems quite arbitrary to me, because you can get coronavirus any time of the day.
In March, many initially set an arbitrary reopening date of Labor Day 2020.
First, a principle of quantum mechanics called the no-cloning theorem says that it’s impossible to copy an arbitrary quantum state, so qubits can’t be duplicated.
For example, it is easy to generalize a cube or a tetrahedron to an analogous object in arbitrary dimensions, but there are no higher-dimensional analogues of the dodecahedron.
Friedman also argued that rent control created a “haphazard and arbitrary allocation of space.”
It was free to exclude from the meeting on arbitrary and even on frivolous grounds.
This process would be so arbitrary and inequitable in its operation as to be intolerable.
The atmosphere of an arbitrary regime engenders almost always "demonomania."

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