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protean

 [pro´te-an]
changing form or assuming different shapes.

pro·te·an

(prō'tē-ăn), Do not confuse this word with protein.
Changeable in form; having the power to change body form, like the ameba.
[G. Prōteus, a god having the power to change his form]

pro·te·an

(prō'tē-ăn)
Changeable in form; having the power to change body form, like the ameba.
[G. Prōteus, a god having the power to change his form]

protean

changing form or assuming different shapes.
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In turn, indiividuals with this proactive career attitudes is observed to be linked with the higher likelihood of job search behaviors as well as seeking an external support (Brown, Cober, Kane, & Levy), as well as the objective and subjective career success (Fuller Jr & Marler, 2009) It has also been established that self-directedness, being one of the protean dimensions, is directly related to a number of positive career-building behaviors, including developing relevant social networks, seeking career advice, actively being engaged in job search change (Briscoe et al.
LabView created a fully automated program capable of independently controlling both the Protean drive system and the dynamometer via CAN, as well as providing integrated fault monitoring and data logging.
In the context of a protean system some input values change in a mathematical model.
This patient history is representative of the protean clinical features of melioidosis.
Links existing PRISM or Protean installations with air XML-based Internet server, which in turn communicates with a collaboration server.
Washington Benavides, longtime professor of literature and a frequent winner of national poetry awards in Uruguay, has distinguished himself as a protean poet, one who forgoes any adherence to a consistent, personal style in order to give free rein to a restless imagination by displaying the most diverse range of themes, language, metaphors, and images.
More than just a montage of wintry pictures, however, Sokolowski's film by its formal construction explores that nebulous but critical artistic region where abstraction, by some artistic alchemy, actually becomes representation, and vice versa, Influenced by Lawren Harris and Pierre Hebert, not to mention Michael Snow, Sokolowski's work is an intelligent, even witty a esthetic engagement with not only the landscape we inhabit, but also the protean artistic means by which we represent it.
If it tries to maintain Protean [the Marcam object-oriented client/server ERP suite] and Prism it is delusional," says Bruce Richardson at AMR Research.
While Chong's presence is pervasive -- photographic images in projection, the voice on tape, a closing landscape that could come from no other imagination -- the protean Tseng is the only live dancer we see.
Metaphors abound: contained in the forest of timber columns that support the wooden roof canopies of the two halls and those of the nurseries; and in skeletal expression so that the building appears protean fashion, in different guises - as a curious ark or skeletal animal.
The computer system, called PROTEAN, compiles data onindividual proteins and can follow structural changes that occur during protein function.