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engrossment

(ĕn-grōs′mĕnt)
An attitude of total focus on something or someone. In obstetrics, the term denotes attachment behavior exhibited by new parents during initial contacts with their newborns.
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For example, when a viewer has reached the level of engagement, he or she can return to the level of reality or progress to engrossment. However, he or she cannot reach the level of total immersion directly, as the level of engrossment must be achieved first.
Overcoming these barriers, the player is already engaged in the game, and to reach the second stage, engrossment, he should overcome the barrier of the game construction, which refers to its look, interesting tasks, and the plot.
engrossment removes us from our daily surroundings, how we enter a
Participation in these popular recreations would have been important in formulating and consolidating the social ties that bound such people together, although these would ultimately have come under threat as the continued effects of enclosure and engrossment meant that some parishioners profited, whereas others lost out.
In both the city and the cinema, intermittent motion normally remains invisible, but Menken explicates this motion, weaving it into the rhythmic composition of the film and relating it to larger themes of cinematic and urban spectacle and engrossment.
2) How does the engrossment in 'machinic funk' and addiction to machines lead to social reclusion (hikikomori), and to a kind of tearing away of consciousness, a Zerrissenheit of subjectivity or absolute dismemberment?
NNA - The artillery of Hezbollah is supposed to support the Lebanese state in the framework of a defence strategy lead by the LAF, said Amine Gemayel Sunday as he wondered at the odd actions of the Islamic Resistance and cautioned that Hezbollah's engrossment in Syria has placed it and Lebanon in great peril.
To make the same point about our divergent understandings of anthropology in a different way: Forth bemoans anthropology's 'avoidance and denial of the wildman as a distinct analytical category, amounting to a virtual taboo' (p.4) and contrasts this with anthropology's enduring and multifaceted engrossment with witches.
Bradley writing in 1886: 'Any function whatever of the body or the mind will be active attention if it is prompted by an interest and brings about the result of our engrossment with its product.
The House's Gephardt rule, triggered by the adoption of the conference report on the budget resolution, resulted in the automatic engrossment of a joint resolution (in this case, H.J.Res.
A partir da ativa participacao do pai no parto e imediatamente apos o mesmo, estudos evidenciam o estado de jubilo, grande absorcao e interesse dos pais pelos seus recem-nascidos (engrossment) e que tende a se intensificar com as reacoes do bebe (Greenberg & Morris, 1974; Klaus & Klaus, 2001).
This interactive, relational process is composed of engrossment, action and reciprocity.