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motive

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motif

(mōtēf`), in music, a short phrase or passage of two or more notes and repeated or elaborated throughout the composition. The term is usually used synonymously with figurefigure,
in music, short melodic or rhythmic pattern, the smallest grouping of notes that will produce a single distinct impression. In this sense figure is synonymous with motive. In music before the 18th cent.
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. A special kind of motive is the leitmotiv, wherein a character or a dramatic idea is represented throughout an opera by one or more motives. The leitmotiv technique is almost as old as opera itself, but its most extensive application is found in Wagner's works.
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For reasons of commercial confidentiality, we do not provide details about the operational status of individual units or information on supply," Motiva spokesman Ray Fisher said.
About Motiva Headquartered in Houston, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco.
A spokeswoman for Shell, which has been handling queries on behalf of Motiva, said she could not comment on refinery operations or crude oil supplies for 'competitive reasons'.
He went to the Motiva refinery on July 17, 2001, to do an honest day's work for Motiva.
Motiva enjoyed improved refinery reliability and cost savings, but this could not make up for weak refining and marketing margins.
Motiva is a leading provider of collaborative design change management solutions for e-business.
Motiva Enterprises aims to focus on directly marketing output from its own refineries starting in January as the joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell becomes the latest to rev up its own refined products trading desk, the executive leading the effort said.
After four months of intense classroom lessons and shadow training in the field in hot and humid conditions, nine young YASREF professionals celebrated the completion of their training at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas with a graduation ceremony.
HOUSTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony held today at the Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, celebrated the completion of a five-year construction project that more than doubled the facility's daily processing capacity to 600,000 barrels of crude.
The installation of a remote corrosion monitoring system at Motiva Enterprise's Everglades East facility is a good case in point.
Having raised its stake in Motiva to 50% under an Oct.