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half step

[′haf ‚step]
(acoustics)
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Half step canine relationship asymmetry (25.4%) in this study was more common as compared to full step canine relationship asymmetry (7.3%).
We had to make them understand that a half step off or a hand gesture made the wrong way would have a totally different meaning." Overall, NATTC is happy with the final product, which was unveiled during the first training class in February.
Now, in the United States, the despised work of agriculture is done by the still-surviving and always struggling small farmers, and by many Mexican and Central American migrant laborers who live and work a half step, if that, above slavery.
Musically, Spring Song alternates between three ideas: the slow, languorous style of the opening, during which the half-step motif is spun out, with phrases ending on high, drawn-out harmonics; a faster-moving section of showier character, with runs and wide leaps; and a bell-like idea relying on heavily accented double stops that stress, like the first motif, the half step. The work acquires a vague sectional form, with its segments beginning abruptly, but ending all the same: a long held note "like a sigh." Thomas creates an organic unity throughout the piece with these sustained notes, the half-step motif, and related sonorities, but in the scant five-and-a-half minutes the work lasts, the overall effect is more disjunct than desired in such a short work.
It made only a half step forward in October 1999 when insurers were allowed to have bank subsidiaries while banks were permitted to take over only collapsed insurers.
"This is a remarkable achievement and yet is only a half step toward truly synthesizing an argon compound," says Gernot Frenking, a chemist at Philipps-Universitat Marburg in Germany.
Weidman, who has written the books for musicals such as Pacific Overtures and Assassins, picks up the tale: "She described this woman who would take a half step forward and let guys approach her.
"It's too much to say it was a step forward, but I think it could be described as a half step forward," Inamine said.
So why punish young children for being just a half step behind?
Same as B2, but move up or down a step or half step
TOMORROW theatrical bluesy rockers The Purnells celebrate the release of their second album, Half Step Into The Shadow, with a special gig at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton.
"Half Step" is one of two projects Namy created during this residency.