negative element

negative element

[′neg·əd·iv ′el·ə·mənt]
(geology)
A large structural feature or part of the earth's crust, characterized through a long geologic time period by frequent and conspicuous downward movement (subsidence) or by extensive erosion, or by an uplift that is considerably less rapid or less frequent than that of adjacent positive elements. Also known as negative area.
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Our constructions - individual or collective, moral or physical, aesthetic or intellectual - are always built against a negative element. Without this persisting negative element, which must always be contained and restrained, no human endeavour can hold.
"The only negative element in these elections was that the AfD managed to get into the parliament," said Assiotis.
The story is simple yet feels good as it touches on the the joint family system, which is now even considered a negative element. The concept conveys the message that no matter how big the family, if they love each other and respect every family member's privacy, a joint family can be a happy home - a "Dostea Ghar".
In order to fill this gap, the author suggests guiding the future of European social citizenship through a principle of subsidiarity, considered equally as a positive element that promises the possibility of intervention of a higher entity against a lower entity and a negative element that places limits on such intervention.
The negative element of ESM involvement comes as its 'preferred creditor status' would subordinate existing debt holders.
And just as those factors represented a negative element for the two previous delegations of the Arab League and the United Nations, one which the regime exploited in order to elude implementation and persist in its approach, nothing proves today that the opposition has moved, as a group, to a phase in which it has overcome such negative elements and become able to take real political action, whether today or on the "day after".
Another negative element was that some DKK2.5bn of the order backlog is still on hold as it is uncertain whether the options will translate into firm orders.
This matter is the most negative element at the international level," Lieberman stated.
Thomas: Three Essays (New York: Pantheon, 1957):"The Negative element in the Philosophy of St.
Injuries are a negative element of all sports, and neck injuries can be the most life-changing of them all.
"Too often it is the negative element of society who grab the headlines - this is a chance to redress the balance and celebrate all that is good about this area."
Kafka attributed his chronic psychological incapacity to having "vigorously absorbed the negative element of the age in which I live." Yet despite occasional promising glimpses beyond his narrow circle--he saw Nijinsky dance, attended lectures by Rudolf Steiner and Martin Buber, crossed paths with Einstein, Rilke, and Puccini, and vacationed at a naturist spa where he was known as "the man in the swimming trunks"--we don't get as much of a sense of the age, let alone of its "negative element." as we'd like.