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fundamental mode

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′mōd]
(electromagnetism)
The waveguide mode having the lowest critical frequency. Also known as dominant mode; principal mode.
(physics)
The normal mode of vibration having the lowest frequency.
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Their report argued: "Torture is a means of attacking an individual's fundamental modes of psychological and social functioning" as described in the Istanbul Protocol.
A membrane should be designed to produce natural frequencies that will prevent the coupling component from vibrating at one of its fundamental modes under operating conditions.
Modal analysis is important as a precursor to any dynamic analysis because knowledge of the membrane's fundamental modes and frequencies help characterize its dynamic response.
Among the topics: fundamental modes of thought, imagination, and sensibility in Spenser's poetry; temperance in the Bower of Bliss and Diana's Grove at Nonsuch; poetry and politics in "Muiopotmos"; Amoret's heart viewed symbolically as the seat of emotions; chastity in The Faerie Queene; the meaning of "E.
While I certainly appreciate the reasoning behind not tying fundraising compensation to funds raised (after all, in the world of academia, funds are raised for the good of the school, not as a means to expand one's salary base), and while I also appreciate the "soft" nature of many results in the fundraising world (the ongoing fomenting of relationships that may one day bear fruit), I do wonder, in this instance, at UK's reluctance to insist on even the most fundamental modes of accountability.
describes three fundamental modes that "Godlusters" use to mutate the innate human yearning for God (the "mutation" of the classical transcendents of truth, beauty, and goodness) into a purely subjective human experience.
The vibrating sameness we saw in his work could be thought of as one of the fundamental modes of mobility in space.
Thomas and Kilmann identify five fundamental modes or approaches to conflict management: competition, avoidance, compromise, accommodation, and collaboration.
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This insight gave rise to two fundamental modes of reflection.

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