differential force

differential force,

n a term sometimes used to describe the design and application of an orthodontic appliance to distribute the reciprocal forces of the appliance over significantly different root areas with the objective of eliciting a differential response.
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A theoretical note on global homogenization, its political potential and differential force in the socionatural system of global technoscience and local cultures, concludes this contribution.
This creates a vacuum in front of the clog, and the pressure differential forces the clog out and allows water to run freely out the pipe.
To that end, Widder treats several of the key themes in poststructuralist French philosophy, in particular the notion that identity is an "illusion" produced by the interplay of differential forces working in a "micro" realm, and the construction of sense via its interplay with nonsense.

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