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intermittency

[‚in·tər′mit·ən·sē]
(physics)
The alternation in time of a dynamical system between nearly periodic and chaotic behavior.
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This is the era destined to the intermittence of a language unburdened of words and dispossessed, the silent halt of that to which without obligation one must nonetheless answer.
A collage of classical music accompanies Roland Petit's epic Proust ou les intermittences du coeur.
To make renewables work on a large scale, the grid needs to accommodate the intermittence of solar and wind power to the grid via smart technologies.
In response, Dr Cornforth's team at the REIF is researching the challenge of how to best couple the intermittence or variability of renewable energy into the grid without disturbing the 'finely balanced' grid system.
it is intermittence, as psychoanalysis has so rightly stated, which is erotic: the intermittence of skin flashing between two articles of clothing (trousers and sweater), between two edges (the open-necked shirt, the glove and the sleeve); it is this flash itself which seduces, or rather: the staging of an appearance-as-disappearance.
Solar cells' and windpower's variation with night and weather is no different from the intermittence of coal and nuclear plants, except that it affects less capacity at once, more briefly; far more predictably, and is no harder and probably easier and cheaper to manage.
Solar power's intermittence, as compared to the easily controllable nature of power plants, poses complications for utilities like PSNH.
Happiness's discontinuity--its ecstatic discombobulation, as well as its intermittence and return: He found examples of it everywhere, glinting--gliterature.
With this information, we could also identify periods of intermittence in precipitation, and therefore determine the duration of an event on an hourly basis and compute its average precipitation rate.
IFD systems have the capacity to test for intermittence in most electrical components in the aircraft.
Les societes civiles africaines ou l'individualisme n est pas developpe et ou les structures familiales et communautaires autorisent rarement, et seulement par intermittence, la construction d un soi prive.
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a brief measure assessing urinary frequency, nocturia, weak urinary stream, hesitancy, intermittence, incomplete emptying and urinary urgency.