adaptive structure

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adaptive structure

[ə‚dap·tiv ′strək·chər]
(engineering)
A structure whose geometric and inherent structural characteristics can be changed beneficially in response to external stimulation by either remote commands or automatic means.
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The conviction and values of the company, leaders and team all matter and form an active structure to propel the brand toward success.
The intra and inter chain disulfide bonds are essential for active structure formation and ligand binding to cell surface receptors.
Layers available include Strategy, Business, Application, Technology, Physical and Implementation layers and aspects include Passive Structure, Behaviour, Active Structure and Motivation.
Recent changes under Army 2020, such as the establishment of combat sustainment support battalions dedicated to BCT support, have led to an Active structure with few Active logistics units available to provide the increased general support or support to nondivisional units required in an A2/AD environment.
All of these locales provide a large area to comb in search of fish as they not only have the active structure supporting the current route of US1 but also the nearby remnants of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad.
Mode M1 is defined when all the switches are activated in order to compare the active structure with the passive one (without switches).
He said that ARFD is an active structure where debates are held regularly to settle internal problems.
A part of the experimental researches was done in Active Structure Laboratory, Free University of Brussels.
The marked facies differences between the two flanks of the Ninyerola anticline suggest that, from the very beginning, an active structure in the Triassic substratum exerted control on Miocene sedimentation both in terms of lithology and subsidence rate.
At the same time, Ginsberg continues, form obtains an independence from function which in the fully active structure it never has.