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Relating to or characterized by irruption.


1. Irrupting or tending to irrupt.
2. Geology Intrusive.

ir·rup′tive·ly adv.
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The irruptive, as that which eludes any previous narrative, is a constant of human experience, and thus we can find this idea spread across various cultures and traditions.
In Gerald's Party, most conversations, spoken and unspoken, realistic and oneiric, are indeed encased in others, and these irruptive, disruptive terms tend to be, in turn, encased in brackets.
When protected from human harvest, deer populations are capable of irruptive population growth given their relative longevity and high reproductive capacity (McCullough, 1979, 1997).
Red-bellied Woodpeckers are resident species, whereas Red-headed Woodpeckers are irruptive migrants, which may lead to annual changes in niche relations between the two species.
They are what's known as an irruptive species, they migrate but not always in the same pattern.
The initial irruptive phase of population growth appears to have shifted to a slight decline and stabilization phase in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Simultaneously as this figure brings into focus this palimpsestic matrix, it resignifies it with the irruptive force of its own unique historicity, a historicity gathered under the imprimatur of the contemporary war on terror.
11) What I mean to highlight, however, is not such a linear model, but the fact that the poem is an artifact that is irruptive and that it also retains a space for interpretation that allows for multiple engagements over time.
In A Simple Story the inability to speak, the irruptive power of tears, and the uncontrollable and often painful resistance of the body to the will are all collectively absorbed by the tractable and multiform discourse of sensibility that makes disability all but invisible.
This image of Harley and Leroy kept from a psychic-spiritual reintegration with the land serves as an encrypted, irruptive image that will, like the repeated narrative of "the loss" (or theft) of land, forever haunt the text and cultural memory.
For Fritsch's Benjamin, (as well as for his Derrida), the messianic refers to "on the one hand the unknowability and openness of the future, and on the other, the irruptive retrieval of hitherto buried images of the past" (PM: 42).