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confinement

[kən′fīn·mənt]
(engineering)
Physical restriction, or degree of such restriction, to passage of detonation wave or reaction zone, for example, that of a resistant container which holds an explosive charge.
(particle physics)
A property of quantum chromodynamics whereby isolated quarks cannot exist, nor can any other isolated particles that carry color charges, such as gluons.
(plasma physics)
Restriction of a hot plasma to a given volume as long as possible, by such means as magnetic mirrors and pinch effect.
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La scrittura come poiesis, come forza creativa capace di plasmare la realta attraverso il pensiero, si esprime in particolare nella dimensione del confine. Perche il confine, nel suo significato etimologico di cum-finis, evoca inclusione ed esclusione al tempo stesso, owero una dimensione fluida, ibrida, mescidata.
Thus, in construing human consciousness as ultimate consciousness, we fall prey to a slough of despair: believing that our own, incomplete understanding of life is the only understanding of life, that the universe does not exceed the often paltry confines of human interpretation.
Confine Paintant is almost like a crime scene, a forensic investigation.
All available criminal-justice resources have been used for prison construction, and psychiatric hospitals that confine garden-variety mentally ill offenders are a thing of the past.
In Slonem's recent paintings, birds - symbols of the human soul - point to the need to create a space for the spiritual and to the increasingly narrow confines that it inhabits.
"They're like little test tubes in which we can peform reactions or confine the growth of a material placed inside it sort of like a cast or mold," says Ghadiri.
Researchers create quantum dots by building semiconductor structures that confine electrons to a volume only a few nanometers across.
It is provided to restrain local buckling, provide shear resistance, hold longitudinal steel and confines concrete.
At Oak Ridge, Magee has been a "good institutional citizen" who functioned well within the confines of the maximum security division.