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  • Heap — may refer to:In computer science: * heap (data structure), a tree like data structure * The heap (or free store ) is the area of memory used for dynamic memory allocationIn mathematics: *a heap (mathematics) is a generalization of a group.In… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sorites paradox — The Sorites paradox ( σωρός ( sōros ) being Greek for heap and σωρίτης ( sōritēs ) the adjective) is a paradox that arises from vague predicates. The paradox of the heap is an example of this paradox which arises when one considers a heap of sand …   Wikipedia

  • Sorites paradox — One grain of sand is not a heap. And for any number n, if n grains of sand are not a heap, then the addition of just one more grain does not make them a heap. But in that case you can never get a heap, for each grain you add leaves you just as… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Continuum fallacy — The continuum fallacy (also called the fallacy of the beard[1], line drawing fallacy, bald man fallacy, fallacy of the heap, and the sorites fallacy) is an informal logical fallacy closely related to the sorites paradox, or paradox of the heap.… …   Wikipedia

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