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potential space

A region of the body in which two surface membranes adjoin, separated in health only by a small amount of fluid lubrication. Examples of potential spaces include joint bursae and synovium, and the pericardial, peritoneal, and pleural cavities. These spaces may fill with bacteria, crystals, extracellular fluid, or inflammatory or malignant cells in disease.
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The visitors started to hold onto the ball and make some ground through good phase play but the Acklam defence was on them quickly to close down any potential space.
The Internet provides at least a potential space for authors without publishers to reach readers, and the self-published share of the book market is growing rapidly.
They reacted quickly to the predicted shortage of grade A accommodation and provide good potential space for organisations which need to move now," he Mr Dillon, pointing to recent survey by LSH which revealed a choice of at least 15 multi-let office buildings in Birmingham's central core for organisations looking for between 5,000 sq ft and 15,000 sq ft of office space.
Transitional space, or potential space, can be instigated by trauma or ecstasy, or can result from steady intentional growth work.
It sits on a 160-foot canal with an existing small dock and potential space for up to five boats.
The intrapleural space is comprised of two pleural membranes, the potential space between them, and a thin film of fluid.
In Patient 1, four potential space infections were considered: the submental, submandibular, sublingual, and lateral pharyngeal spaces.
To this end, property managers need to educate brokers and space-users on the office building's potential space solutions and configurations.
Replacing a cotton-and-tobacco plantation economy that removed the forests and depleted the soil to grow cash crops on the backs of slave labor (Genovese 88-89), this landscape represents ecological sustainability and a potential space of cultural and material autonomy for Julius, a landscape that he will try to preserve.
It will include solar hot water and potential space heating for the animal barn; photovoltaic fueling station for electric vehicles; geothermal heat exchanger to cool the polar bears and seal pools and micro-hydro facility to provide power for a building or other site on zoo property.
in] a potential space of reciprocal bounty and conversation between the lovers" (90-91).

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