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CLIQUE [3 records]

Record 1 1999-07-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Social Organization
  • Group Dynamics
DEF

Exclusive group in which the members are bound together by common likes and dislikes, and the pleasure of each other's company.

CONT

It may be desirable when physical arrangements permit to split the group by another method [which] breaks up cliques, family groups and other groups which are seated together.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Organisation sociale
  • Dynamique des groupes
CONT

[...] en A, il n'y a pas de «cliques» ou sous-groupes fermés; en B, il apparaît deux cliques de 4 hommes, rejetant ou ignorant tout ce qui n'est pas les trois autres objets de choix réciproques. [...] Il fallait [...] briser les deux cliques en faisant permuter certains de leurs éléments avec [d'autres].

Spanish

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Record 2 1999-01-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematics
DEF

A single lattice site or a set of lattice sites such that any two sites belonging to it are neighbours of one another.

CONT

A maximal complete subgraph of a graph G is called a clique of G: that is, a clique of G is a subset of the vertices of G.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Mathématiques
CONT

La clique est maximale lorsqu'elle réunit le plus grand ensemble de sommets deux à deux adjacents, et minimale lorsqu'elle en réunit le plus petit ensemble.

OBS

Le terme provient des "sociogrammes" utilisées en psychologie, où les arêtes représentent des amitiés entre individus et où les cliques représentent les coalitions.

Spanish

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Record 3 1993-08-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sociology

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sociologie
OBS

Le Roy Dictionnaire argot.

Spanish

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