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Coterie

 

(1) In medieval Western Europe, an armed detachment of mercenaries, who often plundered the populace and committed outrages.

(2) An intimate circle or group of persons pursuing a common selfish aim.

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Nodes holding replicas of the same data are represented logically into a tree structure, called Coterie.
A coterie represents a set of copies of the replicated data.
An elementary permutation of the coterie is performed to obtain a new less loaded coterie.
Shaw's single-author study is at once metacritical and revisionist: It is as much about the idea of the author as about O'Hara and his work, and it expands the notion of coterie to include personal affiliations, social networks, and multi-authored projects.
Beyond this, there is also a third register of names: public figures of an imagined coterie one doesn't know directly, including stars (Lana Turner), painters (Picasso), composers (Rachmaninoff), and poets (Mayakovsky).
It is at this point that both the strengths and the limits of coterie emerge.
Bearing garish titles like "The Pastors are Cannibals of the Most Abominable Sort," Kierkegaard attacked all remaining vestiges of the coteries of culture, in effect sacrificing himself for the common man.
On average, the study colony contained about 21 coteries, and over the years the number of coteries ranged from 15 to 26 (Hoogland 1995).
The number of coteries (s) was averaged from 1976 to 1988.
Gene correlations may be defined within individuals (F), within coteries ([Theta]), and within the colony ([Alpha]).
Lynn Hunt remarks of Chartier, "His focus on the triangular relationship between the text as conceived by the author, as printed by the publisher, and as read (or heard) by the reader throws into doubt some of the canonical conceptions of the history of culture," and other critics have argued similarly that coterie writing, a central mode of early modern literary practice, calls into question traditional interpretations centered on single authors and print rather than manuscript circuits.
Coterie will develop a line of products and create new licensing opportunities that broaden exposure to scrapbooking and crafting in the marketplace.