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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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These were very great winds questing over all the trails of this world, Over all things perishable, over all things graspable, throughout the entire world of things.
Its primary meaning, probably graspable even by some at least of the groundlings, is that it is some form of "beautiful mountain".
Once the Critique of Judgment ruled out the possibility of a consubstantial form of expression, the Romantics were forced to "find a securer basis on which to claim that the nouminousness of aesthetic ideas--their distinctive ability to stimulate a multitude of thoughts without being graspable in a determinate concept--actually inhered in the objects they presented to the senses" (61).
Thinking is not analytically definable in terms of its behavioral or 'mental' accompaniments, nor is it graspable introspectively.
More than that, however, the long and lively critical debate about the allegedly "gynecophobic" or egotistical character of the poem's speaker measures Wordsworth's success in leading Browning to focus, like himself, more upon the individual sensibility in which either an "ancestral" or a private and personal past is being brought alive than upon the graspable facts of the past itself.
The difference between clarity and objectively graspable fact is the difference between a live blue Morpho and one pinned for display.
Thus, when Harald delivers sermons on the benevolent Anglican god, he paints an image of One whose universe is deemed beautiful, not only because it is instantly graspable in itself but because it is both universally accessible and universally shared.
repeatedly does, that to use the language of experience suggests the reduction of God to a graspable object.
Similarly, Rahner describes "everyday mysticism" as the pure experience of ungrounded faith, when "the graspable contours of our everyday realities break and dissolve" (81).
The sharp, easily graspable devices could be used in all sorts of environments to cut meat off carcasses, to dig up plants and tubers, and to whittle points on digging sticks, just for starters.
There is no action possible to the central character and no series of events that will embody in clear, unequivocal, immediately graspable terms what the artist means" (87).
He sees these poems as small elusive objects, hardly graspable before they are vanished.