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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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This kind of rhetorical invention is hybrid energy at play, the mythic transgressions of Coyote, an interaction of irony and metaphor that disrupts the reductive, materialized, metonymical rule of rigidified conceptual boundaries in the fearful and fearsome discourse of undemocratic exclusion.
The rigidified FRP tube arch technology underwent nearly 5 years of development and testing by principal investigator Habib Dagher, Ph.
Ordinary names will continue to be analyzed as nondescriptional rigid designators--either because they are associated with a uniquely identifying description which is rigidified in one of the two ways we've just seen, or because they are treated in the RSP way as contributing their referents to the propositions expressed by sentences containing them.
On the other hand, rigidified laws, regulations, and permit obligations can lead to poor environmental performance and economic harms, even if a particular polluter may benefit from such obligations.
Puns here are stone breakers, wedges between monoliths of rigidified social praxis.
24) This sort of approach does point us back to the problem of the waqf and precisely the ways in which institutions get rigidified by government mandate.
With outer forms of the faith hardened and rigidified, they evinced a fresh interest in individual spirituality.
Yet the tendency for dominant engineering discourses to value technological solutions over all others has restricted the potential contributions of engineering to society while its own practices have rigidified and hardened (57)--an outcome of epistemologies of ignorance in this field.
The social critique they convey is grounded in and encoded through terms of gender and subjectivity, which makes them representative works not only in their own context but in the global terrain of new theatrical efforts to negotiate rigidified patterns and norms.
The restriction to atomic sentences is intended to exclude sentences formed with definite descriptions used "attributively", as quantifiers; and the metalinguistic descriptions used in the principle must be interpreted as referring expression themselves, or alternatively rigidified by inserting "actual", for the principle to deliver the intuitively correct rigid truth-conditions.
France's "Arab policy" rigidified to the point that even presidential or prime ministerial efforts at rebalancing came to naught.
The rigidified compositions that characterize early images are increasingly abandoned for animated designs composed of individually gesticulating figures; Signorelli's murals in Orvieto, Michelangelo's later mural in the Sistine chapel, and Federico Zuccari's cupola in the Florentine Duomo are central to the author's discussion.