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fu'ivla x1 (value, state, form) is the asymptote/limit [Calculus sense] of x2 as independent variable x3 tends toward x4 along path x5 x1 is asymptotic (one sense); x2 is asymptotic (different sense). Although usually used in English when an extreme value is involved (in either x1 or x4) the Lojban usage can probably be pretty general and mean "limit along a path"; in this usage, delete x5 for "limit" in the stronger sense.
gismu rafsi: smi x1 is similar/parallel to x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni); x1 looks/appears like x2. Also: x1 is a likeness/image of x2; x1 and x2 are alike; similarity and parallel differ primarily in emphasis. See also dunli, frica, mintu, panra, simlu, vrici.
gismu rafsi: sni x1 is a sign/symbol/signal representing/referring/signifying/meaning x2 to observer x3. Also: x1 signifies x2; (adjective:) x1 is significant/meaningful/of import; signal an action (= sniti'i), connotation (= se sibyti'isni, sibyti'ismu). See also lerfu, tcita, barna, mifra, smuni.
gismu rafsi: sis x1 seeks/searches/looks for property x2 among set x3 (complete specification of set). If searching for an object or an event, use tu'a in x2. See also cirko, kalte, kavbu, kucli, rivbi, manci, facki.
fu'ivla x1 contacts x2 by video-telephone/video-chat/teleconference service (product) x3 provided by (company/producer/provider) x4 The creation and/or use of this word does not endorse the Skype service provider/company nor any of its products, nor any other provider or product of such services, including but not limited to: teleconference/video-chat. Confer: vidni, tavla, fonxa.
gismu rafsi: kin x1 is a cinema/movie/film about x2 [plot/theme/subject/activity], filmmaker x3, for audience x4. Also motion picture; x2 may be a convention rather than a subject; cartoon/animation (= selxraci'a skina); television/tv show (= tivyskina, regardless of length, factual content, etc.). See also tivni, vidni, pixra, finti.
gismu rafsi: sli x1 oscillates at rate/frequency x2 through set/sequence-of-states x3 (complete specification). Also (expressible either with desku or slilu): side to side, to and from, back and forth, reciprocal (motion), rotates, revolves. See also dikni, rilti, morna, desku, janbe, boxna.
gismu x1 guesses/conjectures/surmises x2 (du'u) is true about subject x3; [epistemology]. Also: x1 has a hunch that x2 is true; x1 imagines x2 is true; words usable for epistemology typically have a du'u place. See also djuno, facki, jijnu, sruma.
gismu rafsi: mun smu x1 is a meaning/interpretation of x2 recognized/seen/accepted by x3. Referential meaning (=selsni, snismu). See also jimpe, sinxa, valsi, tanru, gismu, lujvo, cmavo, jufra.
lujvo x1 is an onomatopoeic word meaning x2 in language x3, based on sound x4 emitted by x5 Syn. {sa'ei zei valsi}, onmatopo'eia. Note: do not be confused by the similarity to fu'ivla; snafu'ivla does not necessarily indicate a loan word; rather, it refers to copying (fukpi) a sound (sance).
gismu rafsi: sol x1 is the sun of home planet x2 (default Earth) of race x3; (adjective:) x1 is solar. 'home planet' refers to a planet which is "home" to a race, but not necessarily the original "home" of a species if that species inhabits many worlds. See also gusni, lunra, mluni, plini, santa, terdi, tarci.
gismu rafsi: rur sru x1 encircles/encloses/is surrounding x2 in direction(s)/dimension(s)/plane x3. (jinsru =) x1 is a ring/belt/band/girdle around/circling/ringing x2 near total containment in some dimension(s). See also karli, senta, snuji, vanbi, se nenri, se jbini, bartu, djine.
gismu x1 is the edible x2 portion of plant x3; x1 is a vegetable. Note that fruits and nuts are also vegetables; generally this word will be used for either the general category of edible plants, or for non-fruit vegetables (= nalrutstagi). See also grute, kobli, narge, sluni, spati, sunga, tamca.
fu'ivla x1 is the black-body Stefan-Boltzmann sigma_{SB} constant [approximately equal to: 5.670373(21)×10^(−8) W/(m^2×K^4)], expressed in units x2 (default: unitless/dimensionless and equal to pi^2 / 480) in paradigm/system/metaphysics/universe x3 (default: this, our actual, physical universe) See also: boltsemaku, nejni, fi'u, mitre, snidu, kelvo, delno.
gismu rafsi: tik x1 (event) adjusts/regulates/changes x2 (ka/ni) in amount/degree x3. Non-resultative, causal change; agentive adjust (= tikygau, tikyzu'e). See also cenba which need not be causal, galfi which is causal and resultative, binxo which need not be causal but is resultative, zasni, stodi.
gismu rafsi: sto x1 is constant/invariant/unchanging in property x2 (ka) in response to stimulus/conditions x3. Also stable/consistent/steadfast/firm/steady. See also cenba, stika, stali, vitno, manfo, zasni, tinsa, jdari.