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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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Is there really some hidden, graspable aesthetic "oneness" to be found .
The Digital Desk and other graspable iconic systems inspired from the Bricks have demonstrated the benefits of mixing physical and virtual entities.
Yet the ecstatic crowd responses testify to the overwhelming success of these performances, despite (or even because of) the musicians' willingness to throw caution to the wind as they reach for something not yet fully graspable.
Also, the pull station's design must be accessible, which requires that the activation mechanism be easily graspable.
Although the concept of nostalgie de la boue no longer seems as compelling as of old, other aspects, such as a realisation of vita summa brevis, the gem-like flame of the sexual moment, the vivid and graspable beauty of the imagery, remain relevant, particularly so perhaps when we are again at the end of a century.
Moreover, this violence can also aim to annihilate the other altogether, a seeming paradox in that, as Levinas notes, "violence bears upon only a being both graspable and escaping every hold" (223).
We straggled to understand for ourselves what wasn't immediately graspable.
Some readers will thrill to Amis as he tirelessly dissertates, quips, and pulls posh idioms from his hat; but whether or not the narrative really presents something graspable is another story - a world of readily identifiable causes and effects being something readers will have to pursue between the covers of another book.
The drama of the Incarnation is that God, who is beyond all limits and is ungraspable, freely chooses to make himself in a certain sense graspable.
At the same time, I was trying to make the individual "songs" as syntactically direct, as brief in their periods, and as potentially graspable on first hearing as possible, knowing of the extreme syntactic and metaphoric difficulty of most of what I write.
I have always thought of Coolidge as an experimenter on the edges of what could be considered semantically graspable poetic practice.
Thinking is not analytically definable in terms of its behavioral or 'mental' accompaniments, nor is it graspable introspectively.