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mo·lec·u·lar·i·ty

(mō-lek'yū-lār'i-tē),
The number of reactants in an elementary reaction. For example, a reaction involving one reactant is unimolecular; reactions involving two compounds are bimolecular. Molecularity and order are not synonymous. Compare: order (2).
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Recalling that the reaction order exponent is related to the number of species intervening in the chemical reaction, the findings of this work indicate the possibility of changes in the species molecularity along the reaction, due to vitreous, rather than diffusive, limitations.
"Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes." PhaenEx 2.2 (2007): 279-308.
Faulkner emphasizes this latter fact by imagining a second "pool" that is at once radically distinct from the first one--with its own "molecularity of having seen, felt, remembered"-and nonetheless marked by the "watery echo" of the pebble's "fall" as it moves irresistibly "across its surface." The implications of this figuration are deeply departicularizing.
To put it more succinctly: first- and second-generation postmodernists build, whether in a novel or a story, a fictional structure in phase space whose parts are only configurable in terms of their inclusion in a whole; space, third-generation writers like Wallace work in sentence or Hilbert space, wherein the entire notion of overarching fictional structure is meaningless except in terms of sentences whose "genetic material" must encode the DNA molecularity of the fiction as a whole.
Electrophoretic separation can provide valuable information about the molecularity of G-quadruplexes.
However, what Deleuze and Guattari and Gramsci, and the whole radical legacy of 1968, would also alert us to, would be precisely the limitation of any complacency with a merely liberal understanding of the fate of feminism, or one which is happy to see it dissolved into pure 'molecularity'.
She does not assume that readers will have an in-depth knowledge of European philosophy and provides a useful glossary to aid those who are unfamiliar with discourse specific concepts like haecciety, singularity, duration and molecularity. This is one of the ways that Powell avoids alienating the reader and prevents the book from getting bogged down in explanation rather than demonstrating how the concepts can produce new ways of regarding horror film.

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