compound character

com·pound char·ac·ter

an inherited character dependent on two or more distinct genes.
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"To the people alone is there reserved, as well the dissolving, as the constituent power, and that power can be exercised by them only under the tie of conscience, binding them to the retributive justice of Heaven" In Adams's theory of the Union, the "whole people" of America, in the Declaration of Independence, declared the existence of a "compound nation." In their dual or compound character, the people were capable of acting as a "whole people" for national purposes in the government of the Union, and as a state people for particular purposes in their state government.
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg (1997) has followed the development of the reciprocals in Early Modern English (EModE) and has seen the process of acquiring their compound character as a movement from discontinuity to unity (more on this below).
It draws on stage history to see Richard as actor-king (Beerbohm Tree) and to claim, following John Barton's famous production in which Ian Richardson and Richard Pasco alternated the leading roles, that Richard and Bolingbroke form a single compound character; but it leaves the implications of the latter idea, and its links with Richard's role-playing and self-destruction, largely unexplored.
Designed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and known as Fly's Eye I and II, the multi-mirror arrays, which can operate only on dark, moonless nights, emulate the compound character of insect eyes.
This paper sets out to find out when and how these two pronouns acquired their compound character. It also explores the textual and, to some extent, social constraints that may have played a role in their development.
Simple characters are made up of spatial arrangement of strokes and compound characters are made up of combination of simple characters (radicals) that are arranged in a square pattern to form a word.
compounds have been proven to include a phonophoric component, there are still compound characters that cannot be explained this way.
In Latin, diacritics are used to add new compound characters to represent sounds.
In addition to this, Devanagari alphabet set also consists of some compound characters which are formed by combining two characters.
The main chapters are uniformly designed, each containing a long written text; a list of vocabulary items being used for the first time in the book (with pronunciation guide); exercises related to the passage; charts introducing new independent characters and new compound characters; new radicals; suggested mnemonics and other clues; character, vocabulary, and structure exercises; supplementary texts; and empty squares for writing practice.
For instance, in a logographic system such as the Chinese system, a simple character represents a lexical concept, whereas in an alphabetic system, combinations of letters are always required; also words are delimited spatially whereas even compound characters are not delimited spatially; the process of assembling phonology is different from the process of assigning phonemes to graphemes in an alphabetic script, and tone assignment is crucial to the meaning although it is not marked (Rickard Liow, Tng & Lee, 1994).
First, if Boltz did not incorrectly translate the i of hui-i as "meaning" but rendered it properly as "intention, idea," he would not be able to say that the hsiang-i of Pan Ku contradicts the hui-i of Hsu Shen, because "to represent an idea" (hsiang-i) or "to combine ideas" (hui-i) is exactly what these compound characters without phonophoric element are meant to do.