(Possibly from "white-out", the blizzard variety) A paper or presentation so encrusted with mathematical or other formal notation as to be incomprehensible. This may be a device for concealing the fact that it is actually content-free.

See also numbers, social science number.

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Last updated: 1994-12-14

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Mathematics in Recognizable Form Automatically Compiled « MATHLAB « MATH-MATIC or MATHMATIC « math-out » MathWorks » MATLAB » Matrix