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1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect.
2. To remove from association or union with something.
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On the detachability thesis, even wrongs not felt to be such by those who do them may be forgiven, as when children "forgive" their deceased parents for trespasses of which the parents died happily unaware.
Enjambment robs the rhymes of much of their emphasis, and Prior loses the succinctness and detachability of the couplet without gaining the flow of blank verse.
that what we take to be distinctive about writing as opposed to speech - its iterability, detachability from its source, etc.
As we have seen, Constance and Eleanor not only foreground breath as the matter that causes words to resound, but they also demonstrate the agency of breath as "scandalous," a function of its transience and detachability from the speaker.
Different discourse markers (DMs) have been argued to have different levels of pragmatic detachability, based on whether they are lexical and content-oriented or nonlexical and operational in nature (Matras 1998).
where [Q.sub.tot] (mm) is runoff amount, a (kg/[m.sup.3) is rainfall detachability (Hairsine and Rose 1991; Misra and Rose 1996), [Phi] (m/s) is depositability, P (mm/h) is rainfall intensity, [Epsilon] represents the error term, and [Lambda] is a binary variable assuming 0 or 1 depending on whether rainfall-driven erosion processes are considered or not.
Also, how `detachable' and how `transportable' soil particles are requires independent consideration because some soil characteristics, especially soil texture, affect detachability and transportability in different ways.
One wonders whether the detachability of the [phrase omitted] of demonstration from wisdom, as outlined in the [phrase omitted] listed and discussed second, is what allows the theologians to speak in images as they do.
An important consequence follows from this detachability. Having been detached from the body, technical objects enter into their own evolutionary history--a trajectory that Serres has called an "exodarwinism" (Rameaux 150).
(1994) 'The detachability of women: gender and kinship in processes of socioeconomic change among the Gusii of Kenya', American Ethnologist 21 (3): 516-38.
This high basicity, neutral, agglomerated flux has been upgraded and now is especially suited for narrow gap welding because of its good slag detachability, concave weld bead profile and smooth sidewall blending.