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fixity

[′fik·səd·ē]
(civil engineering)

depth of fixity

The depth below ground level at which the soil firmly holds a pile.
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In conclusion, by comparing quantitative values reported in the literature for various SMPs, especially those of shape fixity and recovery, it appears that the SMPs of class I and II are the most reliable with: (i) reduced number of training cycles required to exhibit optimized SM behavior ([less than or equal to] 1 cycle), (ii) highest shape fixity and shape recovery (95+ %), and, also not mentioned earlier, (iii) intrinsically higher thermal stability and chemical resistance imparted by the covalent crosslinks.
does not stand for homelessness, or compulsive displacement; it is rather a figuration for the kind of subject who has relinquished all idea, desire, or nostalgia for fixity.
In Bartoline's latest works, we find an oscillatory movement between synchronic fixity and diachronic narration.
In the course of the investigation, different asymmetries are considered, other than that of ontology, which might be said fundamentally to constitute temporal asymmetry, and the asymmetry of fixity in particular.
Among the multiple purposes of annotation is creating a community of readers, one consistent theme that emerges here, along with the idea that print is not as entirely fixed as some have argued, the text instead multivalenced and mediated by its producers: "The apparent fixity of a printed text is .
The roots of, and inspiration for Saint-John Perse's creolite do not therefore come from the fusion of different cultures in the Caribbean, nor from a deep sense of attachment to Guadeloupe, but from his own family history of a double dislocation (the family returned to France in 1899), and the consequent tensions between fixity and movement, land and sea, and Europe and the islands.
These are not simply critical substitutions of one fixity (the "Gurdjieffian) for another (lesbian or feminist).
In Colossei (Coliseums), 2001-2002, for instance, truck and tractor tires cut into the shapes of coliseums challenge the solidity of the monument and negate the rhetoric and fixity of the sculptural tradition with the same debunking irony of Pop-inspired sculptor Pino Pascali.
The first denies the link between adaptation and fixity, the second denies that "adaptive thinking" is of strong heuristic benefit.
This analysis of disguise focuses Weimann's argument acutely, for he shows us how fixity and flux, representation and protean play can co-exist and even be mutually empowering: "the representation of socially and sexually fixed roles is subjugated to a bewildering volatility.
Employing a notion of "strategic essentialism," Brown posits the political and cultural category "black," yet suspends - indeed perpetually troubles - any sense of conceptual fixity which may serve the rival discourses of primitivism and exceptionalism.
Open and expectant, her pieces escape the fixity of the beautiful object of contemplation and of the relic of performance.