1. PROblem Solution Engineering. Numerical problems including differentiation and integration. "Computing in Calculus", J. Thames, Research/Development 26(5) (May 1975).

2. A constraints-and-sequencing system similar to Kaleidoscope. "Reflexive Constraints for Dynamic Knowledge Bases", P. Berlandier et al in Proc First Intl CS Conf '88: AI: Theory and Appls, Dec 1988.

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1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition. "I speak in prose, and let him rymes make." (Chaucer) "Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme." (Milton) "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry, that is; prose words in their best order; poetry the best order." (Coleridge)

2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.

3. A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.

Origin: F. Prose, L. Prosa, fr. Prorsus, prosus, straight forward, straight on, for proversus; pro forward + versus, p. P. Of vertere to turn. See Verse.

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