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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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They feared not only the direct, short-term consequences -- the human and economic toll -- of waging war overseas; they also anticipated that such entanglements would compromise and corrupt, by protracted association with Old World politics, the American republican system of government.
In Washington State, concern about bird entanglement rose in 1992 after the marbled murrelet, a bird that forages at sea, was listed by the federal goverment as a threatened species, explains Jon Anderson of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Olympia.
Scientists are planning to test longer entanglements. Anton Zeilinger of the University of Vienna says that his group is gearing up for experiments at distances beyond 20 km.
The meeting came three weeks after the first meeting was held on July 18 to resolve this issue, as part of the government efforts to resolve and settle financial entanglements between different ministries, in order to ease the burden on the general budget and improve the ministries' financial position, said the cabinet's official spokesman, Nader Saad.
Our study was the first to use social media site to gather such data, and our results from the social media site revealed entanglements of species and in places not recorded in the academic papers," he added.
Scientists scoured existing published studies and Twitter for shark and ray entanglements and found reports of more than 1,000 entangled individuals.
The SEA project seeks to understand why entanglements happen and how we can reduce the risk.
Over the past decades, experiments have been devised to extend the range of quantum entanglements, to the point where classical scales have been achieved.
Their topics include religion as a technology of entanglement: dealing with the beyond of entanglements, persons and humans: the dignity and distinctiveness of the human person, human evolution: some tough questions for the Christian, moral origins and evolutionary ethics: navigating the maze in conversations with J.
Two Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution engineers have invented a lobster trap device that they say would help whales avert entanglements and, at the same time, might allow currently restricted waters to be safely reopened for lobster fishing.
Data on the scarring of bowhead whales from line entanglements, ship strikes, and killer whales (Orcinus orca) were collected from legally harvested bowheads and also from aerial surveys, opportunistic sightings, and stranding events (Philo et al., 1992, 1993; Reeves et al., 2012; Vate Brattstrom et al., 2016).
Third, all of these Indo-German "entanglements" had an overarching purpose of facing up to and ultimately overthrowing the influence of the British "alpha empire," the dominant leader of the nineteenth-century imperial world order.