diaphane


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diaphane

(dī′ă-fān) [Gr. dia, through, + phainein, to appear]
A very small electric light used in transillumination.
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Apres un film concocte de ses plus beaux roles du cinema durant plus de trente ans, elle est apparu fluette, petite, presque diaphane.
This characteristic is shared with Lamprohiza splendidula (Linne, 1767) from Central Europe (Schwalb 1961; De Cock 2009) and several Asian Diaphanes and Pyrocoelia species (Chen 2003; Ohba 2004; Yiu 2012, 2013; Wong 2013), South American Cratomorphus spp.
The summary is that of Michael Luthy and Christoph Menke, in their introduction to Subjekt and Medium in der Moderne (Zurich: Diaphanes, 2006), 10.
Memoire sur une modification particuliere qu'eprouvent les rayons lumineux dans leur passage a travers certains corps diaphanes et sur plusieurs autres nouveaux phenomenes d'optique.
BADIOU, Alain, Beckett: Das Begehren ist nicht totzukriegen / Beckett: The Desire Is Difficult to Suppress / Beckett: l'increvable desir, Diaphanes (Zurich), 92.
The last part explains how seeing comes about according to Aristotle (through the diaphanes, the transparent or illuminable).