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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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Our tangible, graspable, smaller communities can bring us together and organize and connect us.
Some of this is more graspable instinctively than evidentially --a chapter on 'flash memory', for example, is suggestive rather than convincing.
Yet no author better turns that visceral, protean anger into a graspable representation than Chester Himes.
Translate the negotiations into graspable information and then make sure that translation reaches the people it will affect.
As Feb.9 approaches, enthusiasm is broadly graspable at the grassroots.
His greatest strength is his skill at rendering large and messy data sets into coherent, easily graspable narratives.
However enchanting and impressive it is to see 'behind the scenes', it does somewhat dampen the magic to be constantly reminded of the distinct, graspable line between fiction and reality.
Still, these graspable forms, even with their pitted or striated surfaces, visually relate to eight early sculptures in a series called "Incubation," which were shown on stepped shelves at the back of one gallery.
Instead of solving or resolving the enigmas of Walsers texts, Plug tries to make them graspable as enigmas, in effect to help us understand the ways in which understanding itself is complicated, at times thwarted, by Walser.
His goal is to provide a set of attributes that is graspable, manageable, mutually reinforcing, and synergistic.
Bodanis makes Einstein's theories graspable, using analogies and illustrations to explain Einstein's 1905 paper linking energy and mass (E = [mc.sup.2]), and his 1915 general relativity theory (G = T), which indicated that the universe was expanding.
But in her hands, the big becomes graspable and familiar and human."