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imponderable

(ĭm-pŏn′dĕr-ă-bl) [L. in-, not, + pondus, weight]
Incapable of being weighed or measured.
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No tenemos la estadistica precisa porque no es posible, en ocasiones, determinar el efecto; pues generalmente son varios factores los que inciden en el fracaso de una obra: la falta de un pago, un imponderable, una autorizacion que se demoro, el mismo tiempo, el papeleo, es dificil determinarlo: de ahi que optamos por supervisar las obras y en cuanto detectamos algun atraso nos ponemos en contacto con los responsables para solucionar el problema.
Sin embargo, ahora se considera la necesidad de tener en cuenta la imponderable incidencia de numerosos factores microecomicos que retrotraen la justificacion de los modelos macroeconomicos del liberalismo clasico a un momento previo que tenga en cuenta la posible presencia de situaciones de incertidumbre o de aleatoriedad, sin tener que modificar por ello los habituales parametros macro-economicos de los modelos clasicos.
Despite all the talk about the importance of experienced managers in producing results, it's still an imponderable.
Rather, it is the synthesis he brings to his enormous subject and the accessibility he gives to topics that in others' hands frequently seem either ponderous or imponderable.
A second imponderable, and perhaps the most important one, is that shopping--going to the mall or downtown shops or big discount stores--is a social experience for many families.
It is the sort of conceit that allows us to focus on the inner workings of Moses' emotional life instead of facing the imponderable mystery of the God who will not be named or known.
It is this rift, says Teskey, that is expressed in the classic macrocosm/microcosm analogy, which betrays a gulf between 'our awareness of the imponderable otherness of nature and our equally imponderable embeddedness in nature' (p.
Most analysis of the judicial function proceeds on a rather highfalutin level, with subtle and imponderable contentions about comparative institutional capacities floating back and forth.
To paraphrase appallingly: The desire for meaning, and the artifices through which meaning is pursued, wrest from inarticulate Nature--or from imponderable sorrow--ghostly, evanescent demarcations of who we are and what we mean to be.
And the mist rises and thickens around the cow, who will awaken inside this local cloud watching the white distortion of its face growing slowly clearer in the star-abandoned air, floating there before it over the imponderable water.
In this fluid equation entered the first imponderable -- Randhir Singh -- who thought he was winning.