metastructure

metastructure

An obsolete term for any protoplasmic “particle” that is below the limits of resolution by (presumably light) microscopy; e.g., submicroscopic structure.
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Here, the reduplication proper to the symbolization of the situation is set in action: in order for the situation to be counted, its structure must always already be a metastructure.
Disorders without borders: current and future directions in the metastructure of mental disorders.
The spectator and actor on this scene, according to the metastructure of the film, simultaneously manifest themselves in its multilayered matrix through the amplified lens of a telescope that reflects Villa's riding a horse on the other side of the border.
Chapter Four, "Exile and the Embodied Production of Language," introduces a semiotic statement: "Language is most commonly thought of as a system of signs, on the one hand, and as a structure or metastructure, on the other.
2) Gombrich suggests an orverarching metastructure for Medici artistic commissions (although he would certainly never have called it that).
What is at stake in both cases is the relationship between structure and metastructure, presentation and representation.
In a way that anticipates Hegel's mature critique of Kantian "morality" and its political consequences in the French Revolution, abstract or isolated reason itself cannot discern the metastructure (in this case, virtue) in which it, along with the fancy and heart, participate.
Indeed, according to Miles and Ekholm (1991), the metastructure that seems most critical for successful institutionalization of new structures is a clearly identified internal group (and associated roles, including trainers, mentor teachers, and so forth).
One might even say that the categorization of the essays is incompatible with one of the major themes of Narayana Rao's work, as articulated by Shulman, namely, the inadequacy of both canonical Indian and Western theoretical frameworks to an inquiry into deep levels of metastructure and internal process in South Asian literary (and one might add also other kinds of cultural) traditions (pp.
As observed in [12, 14] complex structures can be primarily described on the basis of star and snowflake metastructures.