concreteness


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concreteness

[kənkrēt′nes]
Etymology: L, concrescere, to be formed
communication in the here and now; simplicity; lack of abstraction.
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Starting with the interest in concreteness (a), Hansson shows affinity for concreteness in terms of the prosaic everyday-life (Agrell).
122) The majority added that the risk of real harm can satisfy the concreteness requirement.
Hence, there should be no difference in processing time between concrete words and abstract words when they are presented in sentences because there should no longer be a concreteness effect.
Words in the three sets were matched for valence, arousal, frequency, length and concreteness (see Table 1 for values).
Word concreteness covaries with word frequency (see, e.
Sadoski, Goetz, and Rodriguez (2000) investigated the effects of concreteness on comprehensibility and interest in four text types: persuasive, expository, literary stories and narratives.
As Mulhall sees it, both tendencies embody a distressing move away from the concreteness of our forms of life.
I think this is an effort to try and give that some concreteness.
He uses this combination of the concreteness of mechanical form and the allusiveness of non-form to maximum aesthetic effect, where the stylistic organization of form translates into a desire to confer on these pieces a purely imaginative character, and where the spatial structures clearly borrowed from the exact sciences are interlinked by logical connections, which are however organized according to suppositions drawn from the realms of poetry and fantasy.
xxxi): "What I have aimed at in this translation--inevitably, with imperfect success--is to represent Psalms in a kind of English verse that is readable as poetry, yet sounds something like the Hebrew-emulating its rhythms wherever feasible, reproducing many of the effects of its expressive poetic syntax, seeking equivalents for the combination of homespun directness and archaizing in the original, hewing to the lexical concreteness of the Hebrew, and making more palpable the force of parallelism that is at the heart of biblical poetry.
It was the concreteness of McCain's responses that was such a stark contrast to Obama's airy ambiguities.
Even those familiar with the politics of the occupation through other texts will be struck by these photographs, which lend a concreteness to the topic, and those unfamiliar are also given a well informed if introductory-level explanation in Howell's accompanying text.