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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The second negative element was the lack of any willingness -- or, rather, wisdom -- by the AKP to synchronize the process with a new constitution.
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".
This matter is the most negative element at the international level," Lieberman stated.
whether or not they must be accompanied by a negative element.
To add an additional negative element to this mode of maintenance, the mulch offered is less and less composed of the bark from conifers.
He said: "I want UEFA and FIFA to play a part in fighting this negative element we have where clubs are preventing players turning up for their national squads.
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.
This correlation, though somewhat less perfect, is also often found with the negative element used in constituent negation, in whether TP or not constructions, in negative stripping, (3) and in negative elliptical protases of conditionals (the latter two illustrated here):
Worries over cash flow were the only negative element of the report, Mazars said.