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entanglement

[in′taŋ·gəl·mənt]
(ordnance)
An obstacle, such as barbed wire, that is utilized to stop or hamper the forward movement of troops.
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With the new method, called push-button entanglement and based on the work of Danish theorists, scientists order up entanglements at will.
Entanglements with an amorous interior designer, a sexy live-in maid, and a stodgy and rich author add to the confusion.
Once the pulse entered the capsules, it became entangled with the clouds' spins, creating the first photon-atom entanglements, Polzik says.
A non-controllable long-chain branching and a broader molecular-weight distribution tend to increase the molecular entanglements.
Themes include making choices about romantic entanglements and the wisdom of the elderly.
With this Nissim settlement, the company is free and clear of any legal entanglements for the first time since 2002.
1] = 0 is not allowed since in the absence of chemical crosslinks the physical entanglements also contribute to [C.
Only a broker free of owner-client entanglements can do the best job for the client in such negotiations that may involve numerous property owners in addition to the current landlord.
Arendt was an influential, controversial philosopher and public intellectual, after all, while McCarthy, a novelist and public figure in her own right, was well known for her juicy sexual entanglements and her propensity for nasty public squabbles.
The movement motif of the second section features a curiously disturbing retreat by the dark-haired Mateo Torres, who skitters backwards, holding his hands in front of his face, while in the third section he engages his partner, Mandy Phelps, in an intriguing series of encounters an entanglements.
The researchers explain the remarkable weld strength displayed by the metallocene polyolefins as the result of interfacial polymer entanglements that first form in the molten stage.