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Interpenetrate

A decorative feature, such as a molding, that enters another element, such as a column, and reappears on the other side; it was commonly found in the Gothic Revival style.
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Yet at another level, the stochastic chart is an interpenetrative system.
The conception which most nearly accommodates the facts of regions known to me is that of `spaced estates with overlapping ranges' and, thus, `partially interpenetrative domains and life-spaces.
However, there is an option in the act of faith such that sheer interpenetrative mutuality between theology and the disciplines is excluded.
Despite their somewhat different critical approaches, however, Foster's concern with demonstrating the interpenetrative and interconstitutive genealogy between canonical and African-American women's literary production complements Tate's dense historical contextualization of a more temporally and generically limited aspect of black women's literary production.
Perhaps even more important, experimental theatre was a most potent riposte to electronic mass society, to the concept of the global village: it represented the doing-your-own-thing, participatory, aspect of sixties sub-cultures too often forgotten in general sociological accounts of the rise of consumer society; it embodied that reaction against mindless commercialism and mass-marketing (though, given the interpenetrative nature of society that I have already stressed, there was no stopping some products of experimental theatre from becoming commercial hits) to be found somewhere in most 1960s sub-cultures.
Indeed, for Spady, these modalities, the physical and the conceptual, do not constitute diametrically dichotomous poles, but are constantly in communication, inter-textual and interpenetrative.
This personal culinary experience seems to reflect the characteristics of transience, novelty, and diversity of contemporary human society (Toffler, 1984), in which the cultural interaction becomes much more dynamic, interpenetrative, interconnected, and hybridized.
The essay is full of mumbo-jumbo theoretical flourishes, none better, or worse, than this sentence of summation: "the interpenetrative and fecund coupling of text with the reality that it both synchronically denotes and diachronically connotes succeeds in simultaneously exploiting and subverting some basic semiotic assumptions of post-modernist theory by circumnavigating the fluid parameters of its consensually adduced perceptual paradigms.
The problem in examining 'practical action' is to find appropriate research methods which can cope with the dual analysis of structure and culture and which is sufficiently flexible to deal with the interpenetrative and interacting processes between structure and culture.