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metastable

[¦med·ə′stā·bəl]
(psychology)
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The existence of metastability has also been confirmed from the present model.
Now, to quantify the phenomenon of metastability, a nucleation theory based on statistical mechanics was developed by Volmer and Weber (1926), Becker and Doring (1935), Zeldovich (1943), Kagan (1960), Blander and Katz (1973).
This deviation of the proposed model from the experimental results is because the phenomenon of metastability while developing the proposed model is not considered.
1] state), the resulting nuclear polarization is transferred to the ground state by metastability exchange collisions.
The object of analysis in interactional pragmatics is not an ideal speaker-hearer or a social communicator who has mastered communicative competence perfectly and completely but an individual language user who is endowed with Individual Pragmatic/Contextual Potential (IPP) that is characterized by its incompleteness, metastability and uncertainty associated with the communicative success of verbal interaction.
A week to iterate through your flow to fix a design bug like a bad timing exception or a metastability issue is bearable in a multi-year project, but what about a multi-month project?
Fourteen papers introduce the statistical mechanical treatment of collections of many-electron systems and share new developments in gas-liquid nucleation at large metastability, the transport properties of a binary mixture of GB particles, and time-dependent density functional theory for multiphoton processes.
Nevertheless, the system may phase-separate if it enters the metastability region (that is, if it intercepts the binodal curve), and this can happen without intercepting the spinodal.
They describe a variety of rigorous approaches to the treatment of the metastability phenomenon, including the mean field model of the Curie-Weiss chain, the one-dimensional Harris contact process, and Ito processes in the context of Freidlin-Wentzell theory.
the problem of acquisition and specific features of "pragmatic knowledge" (the concept of pragmatic knowledge will be assumed to refer to the contextual knowledge of language use) the following salient features of the pragmatic system (especially in contrast to the grammatical system) should be noticed: (a) incompleteness, (b) uncertainty and (c) metastability.
The 0-In CDC tool provides a three-fold verification approach for clock domain crossings, checking for appropriate synchronization through structural analysis, protocol verification, and accurate simulation of metastability effects.