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centripetal

1. acting, moving, or tending to move towards a centre
2. of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force
3. Botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing from the outside towards the centre
4. Physiol another word for afferent

centripetal

[‚sen′trip·əd·əl]
(mechanics)
Acting or moving in a direction toward the axis of rotation or the center of a circle along which a body is moving.
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When a town plays the past (or rather a past), it identifies itself with a double process (a static mythic history and a dynamic political history), and it is happy to align characters from all spatial and temporal realms in the centripetally charged presence of the current monarch.
After birth, BrdU-positive cells were localized around zU between the established zG and zF, and then migrated centripetally with days.
Mildmay (1763:50-51) also told us that the ministry employed a number of spies or "flies" because they are "buzzing about in all coffee-houses, and places of public resort," listening to conversations; finding out about rumors that are being spread about the administration or persons employed in it; discovering the malcontents who are "oftentimes unexpectedly taken up and imprisoned, as sowers of sedition." So we find that in eighteenth-century Paris at any rate, sovereignty functioned through a matrix of both security and discipline; war and peace--apparatuses of surveillance have functioned both centrifugally and centripetally. We can find similar accounts of disciplinary urban policing together with security surveillance as early as first-century Rome (see Justinian 1904).
This is not to say that some texts of the Bible are to be read, for Calvin, centripetally and others centrifugally, and it especially does not mean that for him the New Testament provides texts for the first and the Old Testament texts for the second aspect of reading.
Compared with "Djuna" and "Lilith," which were written relatively centripetally, "The Voice" may give a rather more oblique and obscure impression, in which not a few strangely ill people, Djuna and Lilith among them appear and scenes of dreams--an important device in psychoanalysis--are scattered as if in a surrealist film.
(38) Hamm and Cloy fail to reach the desired dharma because their will is not informed by the knowledge of the potential of the self; the self must act centripetally; it is pedaling within to wade across the muck that engulfs them from without; it is enjoining the sundered notes within, piecing the shards together to trigger an initiation toward some vital and redemptive moments.
In Section 3, I indicate how stylistic analysis is used centripetally in performance stylistics to take the reader back into the poem.
The initial hemorrhage, edema and hypo perfusion of the grey matter extends centripetally within minutes to hours and results in central necrosis, white matter edema and eventually demyelination of axons through secondary injury process (Kwon et al., 2004; Tator and Fehlings, 1991).
None were severely ill, but all 33 had clinical manifestations and laboratory results compatible with MSF: 1-week incubation after tick bite, fever, headache, myalgia, papulonodular rash that started on the upper limbs and spread centripetally with or without tache noire, and detection of antibody titers [greater than or equal to] 180 to R.
However in such an orbit, "not painting" is still centripetally driven by the gravitational centre of painting itself.
The centripetally invading pterygium epithelium is associated with stromal overgrowth of fibroblasts and blood vessels which are accompanied by an inflammatory cell infiltrate and an abnormal extracellular matrix accumulation.
It is the obliteration of time--perhaps centripetally analogous with the splitting of the atom--that would seem to summon up the powerful literary energies and concerns of bona fide revelation and focus them into an apocalypse.