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imposition

[‚im·pə′zish·ən]
(graphic arts)
The pattern of arranging pages for a signature of a book so that the pages will be in sequence when folding occurs.
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Imposition

 

the arrangement of pages on a letterpress plate in such a way that a folio with pages in the proper sequence will be produced after the sheet is printed on both sides, folded, and cut.

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imposition

The printing of pages on a single sheet of paper in a particular order so that they come out in the correct sequence when cut and folded.
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Fanon (1967) understood that when it was time to understand the psychology of a people in direct contact with cultural imposition that "the discoveries of Freud are of no use here" ((1967, p.
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Through individual narrative quests, two of the most common and potentially debilitating modem, European cultural impositions are accented: first, the belief in the epistemological superiority of underground solitude; second, the flawed assumption that reflective subjectivity entails an immobile state of introspective concentration.

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