metastructure

metastructure

An obsolete term for any protoplasmic “particle” that is below the limits of resolution by (presumably light) microscopy; e.g., submicroscopic structure.
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"Controlling the interactions of electromagnetic waves with this Swiss cheese metastructure is the key to solving the equation," Estakhri says.
L'objectif est de mettre en lumiere les effets d'expressivite et de minimalisme qui naissent d'un tel principe graphique qui semble fonctionner comme une metastructure de la mise en page.
Li, et al., "Broadband high-efficiency transmission asymmetry by a chiral bilayer bar metastructure," J.
Here, the reduplication proper to the symbolization of the situation is set in action: in order for the situation to be counted, its structure must always already be a metastructure. When the situation is counted as one, it is identified with its symbolic structure.
Disorders without borders: current and future directions in the metastructure of mental disorders.
This technique is a complex metastructure with dynamic concept and semantic interpretation.
The spectator and actor on this scene, according to the metastructure of the film, simultaneously manifest themselves in its multilayered matrix through the amplified lens of a telescope that reflects Villa's riding a horse on the other side of the border.
Redemption [is] not any 'outside' but an always determinate 'inside.' This world, this being in which we [are] immersed, [is] also a source of possibility." (9) Yet where Negri finds "Spinozian power and joy," (10) Ward sees the insidious "metastructure for postmodernity"--a "move toward soft understandings of the subject as agent and of power as diffuse," which "are at best not going to be effective resistors to laissez-faire capitalism and at worst help foster a culture in which such capitalism can have its greatest impact" (75).
Chapter Four, "Exile and the Embodied Production of Language," introduces a semiotic statement: "Language is most commonly thought of as a system of signs, on the one hand, and as a structure or metastructure, on the other....
(2) Gombrich suggests an orverarching metastructure for Medici artistic commissions (although he would certainly never have called it that).