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Relating to or characterized by irruption.


1. Irrupting or tending to irrupt.
2. Geology Intrusive.

ir·rup′tive·ly adv.
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In this way, Monster positions lesbian sexuality as a supplemental telos of death and destruction, as literally "monstrous" in its non-linear, irruptive, "queer" capacity to effectuate baseless--antifoundational--desire, that is, to provoke needless action (see Hewitt 29).
More often than not, he drops the film segments that depict the action of irruptive Dreamings onto the cutting-room floor.
Noys states, "I do not intend to provide an exhaustive description or chronology of his life but to select irruptive events from which it overflows into his work" (5).
There are new assessments of irruptive population dynamics, and of the consequences of landscape heterogeneity for herbivore populations.
Irruptive years are characterized by an unusual abundance of HY birds (Iliff 2000, Whalen and Watts 2002, Rasmussen et al.
Exciting sightings of crossbills, pine siskins, redpolls and possibly evening grosbeaks -- irruptive species that visit us infrequently -- are indications of poor seed crops up north.
In exaggerated form, this is the irruptive temporality of genre itself, working against the humanist universalism of national cinema.
Like Derrida, Marion sometimes attends to apparently marginal issues in the history of philosophy, such as the eternal truths, and prizes the primacy of the Other: the cogito, he argues in a well-conducted, irruptive essay in On the Ego and on God, assumes someone other than itself.
The moose population in the Snowy Range has experienced an irruptive growth phase in the past 20 years, and arguably, will be regulated increasingly by nutritional constraints from competition and decline in forage resources.
In that sense, there is an irruptive dimension, a discontinuity that is the foundation of the Christian life.
Three of the stories of irruptive Dreamings were vouchsafed to me during fieldwork in the Darwin hinterland in the mid-1970s.
To insist, as Schoenfeldt does, that Maleger simply represents the irruptive forces of the humors is to finesse the complexity of Spenserian pathology.