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porous

 [por´us]
penetrated by pores and open spaces.
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po·rous

(pō'rŭs),
Having openings that pass directly or indirectly through the substance.
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po·rous

(pōr'ŭs)
Having openings that pass directly or indirectly through the substance.
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In relation to the eggshell, nutrition affects its weight, thickness (Nakage, Cardozo, Pereira, Queiroz, & Boleli, 2002), porousness and conductance (Ar, Paganelli, Reeves, Greene, & Rahn, 1974; Nakage et al., 2002).
How far should we take the notion of porousness or continuum?
In addition to this temporal fluidity and porousness of classifications, we need a more interactive or circular concept of the flow of ideas between Africa and China.
But her displacement of the biological need for decontainment--the way in which her repression of this impulse became self-reflexive via the bodies of her spectators--radically undermined the historical artistic frame that so casually, and yet with such rigour, hermetically seals the porousness of the female form.
The more open, labile, and nonlinear experiences of identification theorized across this issue might be better understood by turning to various "alternative" forms of psychoanalytic theory and practice: queer theory's emphasis on polymorphous perversity and infantile sexuality, for example in the work of Leo Bersani; or various "post-Freudian" emphases on the porousness and plasticity of the subject, which we might find in the work of Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe, but also Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Diane Davis; or in object relation theory's insistence on the centrality of relations to any account of the subject.
(1) I add the caveat here that the title of this paper is a playful partial quotation and deliberate misappropriation of a series of Wallace's short fictions in his collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, all titled "Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders" and all depicting, as Marshall Boswell explains, "situations in which levels of consciousness and/or representation begin to bleed into one another" (198).
Here, openness to tradition is openness to ourselves, to our porousness with regard to tradition and its effective influence on our orientations and assumptions.
The length and porousness of the border allows the Taliban and various militant groups to easily cross the border without detection at various points.
Such porousness has proved lucrative to those willing to take the risk, with inmates paying an average of $600 in ''courier fees'' for each illicit delivery.
Flexibility, dexterity, porousness and community curation all become keystones for the animated archive.
(30) These incidents suggest that a shrinking Lake Chad and its archipelagic geography increases the porousness of the border region and creates a transit corridor for Boko Haram and potentially other violent non-state actors to move between Nigeria and its neighbors.
Inherent in the very nature of this project of examining Chinese trade in Southeast Asia is the recognition of the porousness of the divide between the regions of China and Southeast Asia.