Procrustean


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Procrustean

tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods
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It takes two to tango: customization and standardization as colluding logics in healthcare: Comment on "(Re) Making the procrustean bed standardization and customization as competing logics in healthcare." Int J Health Policy Manag.
Different characters can also be combined and analyzed all together using cluster analyses, relative warp analyses coupled with box plot and histogram and procrustean analyses These methods allow visualization of the systematic relationships of populations of organisms in compromised space to minimize the dilemma of using only one character in inferring inter- and intra- specific relationships.
To use the simple conditional judgement, 'if A then B,' as the Procrustean model for our understanding of forward-moving causal action is misguided."
The memoir is built up out of a fine assembly of representative vignettes, not a procrustean grid of days, months, and years.
When you have a Procrustean rule based on the calendar, what do you do with those who live to teach?
Never mind the historical fact that socialism has never delivered on wealth creation, only welfare with a procrustean hammer at the expense of liberty.
It has a coherent literary genealogy, one that Saint-Amand situates in a number of practical, cultural, and literary ties, practices, and "sociabilities" ranging from friendship (cf., the morbid, if deliriously hilarious, anecdote concerning Jean Keck, Ernest Cabaner, a shared pair of clothes and an apartment fire, 51-52); salons such as those of Nina de Callias and Antoine Cros; and, last but not least, what the author refers to perspicaciously as the "nebuleuse Parnassienne i.e., a complex, loosely affiliated movement whose poetic and socio-political diversity resists simple reduction to what is by now a surely familiar heuristic Procrustean bed of, among other things, "impassibility" and "social disengagement" (54-61).
We applied Monte Carlo test of a Procrustean rotations with 10000 permutation runs (for Monte Carlo test see Dray & Dufour, 2007; and about Procrustean rotations and bootstrapping see Jackson, 1995; Chan et al., 1999; Peres-Neto & Jackson, 2001).
When events in the Middle East refuse to fit into this Procrustean bed, the West is often left helpless in its cluelessness.
If he's arbitrarily Procrustean, he's dead meat with the rest.
Pragmatic shifts among models do more to keep open the road to inquiry and understanding than do Procrustean beds.
The overriding aesthetic of the early 1960s was marked by Clement Greenberg's procrustean sense of historical inevitability.