equipollent


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equipollent

[¦e·kwə¦päl·ənt]
(mechanics)
Of two systems of forces, having the same vector sum and the same total torque about an arbitrary point.
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Russian, perfective implies a specific time juncture and imperfective does not) (Forsyth 1970, Comrie 1976, Dickey 2000), in Chechen, the opposition is equipollent, with each aspect having a discrete positive meaning.
Therefore, an equipollent analysis of the aspectual system of Chechen seems to be most appropriate.
In sentence (6b), the status of the last coordinated element is different: it no longer expresses a dependent Act as in sentence (6a) but rather a new equipollent nuclear Act with respect to the first and second elements taken as a whole.
As for the particle hal, it typically initiates interrogative constructions involving two discourse Acts which can be equipollent as in (9a) or entertain a dependence relationship as in (9b) where the first Act functions as a Motivation of the second one.
On the interpretation sketched above, Books 9 and 19 contribute further to a symmetrical patterning which recurs at roughly equal intervals throughout the epic, dividing it into three approximately equipollent blocks.
1], seen that functions qualify the interaction between equipollent units.
However, FDG's formalist aspirations in my view necessitate a more stringent definition of its domain of application, namely the equipollent configuration.
Uralic languages, despite their close proximity to Indo-European languages with predominance of the anticausative type, still show predominance either of the causative type (Finnish, Udmurt), or of the equipollent type (Hungarian), the latter perhaps reflecting a compromise between the putative predominance of the causative type in Proto-Uralic and contact with Indo-European.
His own opinion is that it is not in fact negative dogmatism, but rather that Sextus is presenting the equipollent counterpoise to the dogmatic grammarian's arguments.
Not till Charlemagne was it felt necessary to have a Western emperor, equipollent with the old Roman emperor at Constantinople, to lord it over the Western states, omitting the British Isles.
It is important to realise that, in order to do so, the LSC relies on two fundamentally different structural configurations in which the constituent elements that determine the denotation of the overall layer can be combined: HIERARCHICAL and EQUIPOLLENT configurations.
This idea is not novel, it can also be found (for secondary articulation) in Trubetzkoy (1969: 138), for instance, where it is embedded in the Prague School notion of privative and equipollent oppositions.