accentuation


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accentuation

[aksen′cho̅o̅·ā′shən]
Etymology: L, accentus, accent
an increase in distinctness or loudness, as in heart sounds.
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In essence the accentuation coefficient in the model is representative of the constant of proportionality between consumption due to cellular respiration under category 1 and category 2 this assumptions is made to foreclose the necessity of addition of one more variable, that would render the systemic equations unsolvable.
This parameter covers the illustrativeness, (partly) standardisation and the strength of emotional impact and accentuation from M.
If accentuation facts are employed as a test for syntactic structure, then occurrences of pitch accents that are not focus-related have to be identified or avoided in the tests.
For them, however, such a lowly position is merely an accentuation of a longer-term decline.
Finally, accentuation is also related to Van Sant's tactics of irony.
With the monetary overhang of the past few years when actual expansion in liquidity has exceeded the projections by a wide range, accentuation in inflationary pressures in the economy is a real possibility.
Globalization has not brought a supposed interdependency, but rather an accentuation of dependency; far from globalizing wealth, poverty has been expanded.
Voice can also reveal emotions, which are transmitted through the tone of the voice, accentuation of words, rapidity of speech and number of speech errors.
Time has revealed that the pairs of sixteenths in the Gloria and the Te Deum are not daunting but comfortable for good rhythmic accentuation.
Only later on, in the rogues gallery of double agents who have been exposed -- such as Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen -- does one realize the difficult contradiction in the accentuation of self when the purpose is subordination to the collective.
Salaires, statuts et entregent"; David Fiala, "Les musiciens italiens dans la documentation de la cour de Borgogne ente 1467 et 1506: quelques silhouettes"; Francesco Luisi, "La Laude e la Chanson: in margine ad un improbabile rapporto formale"; David Fallows, "French and Italian accentuation in Josquin's motets"; Elodie Lecoupre-Desjardins, "Ceremonies urbaines et propagande princiere: la Bourgogne a l'ecole d'Italie?
When compelled to lie, most people do not realize how much emphasis or accentuation enters into everyday conversations.