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parasitic

[¦par·ə¦sid·ik]
(electronics)
An undesired and energy-wasting signal current, capacitance, or other parameter of an electronic circuit.
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Most of the published literature describing such techniques deals with linearly polarized antennas or multi-layer parasitically coupled patches.
(1) Margaret Russett, in contrast, argues that De Quincey does not attempt to avoid Wordsworth's influence, but to parasitically profit from it: De Quincey befriends the poet, inhabits his former house, and claims to interpret his genius for the popular magazine audience.
In Bill's particular and peculiar redefinition, aura--a projected image detached from a missing original, that is infinitely replicable but finally unattainable--is itself foreign; and it parasitically feeds off (a putatively Western, somehow "individual") fully-present nature.
parasitically draw on all manners of "resources" from other
The North American economy lives parasitically to the detriment of its partners in the world system: "the United States depends for 10 per cent of its industrial consumption on goods whose import costs are not covered by the exports of its own products" (Emmanuel Todd, After Empire).
A consequence of such a healthy self-love is that: "You do not have to denigrate, use or parasitically identify with the goodness of others as ways of bolstering a sense of our own worth." (40) Also out of self-love we affirm our natural tendencies to preserve our lives and to actualize ourselves.
The ivy was like those people in our society who climb to the top of the money tree by parasitically using other people's money and energy, giving nothing in return.
There is a nasty, ugly and anti-social element in society that clings parasitically to football and just won't give up.
27), the emaciated corpus all but left behind in the dark-neglected, devalued, forgotten about--as the mind thrives parasitically at the speed of light on vibrant--or, in the case of digital environments, flattened and pixilated--screenal images.
Almost every hillside was patched and tented, and every inlet, like a Dunkirk operation, had a cluster of small boats ready to run drugs out to wealthy foreign yachts which parasitically plied the Vincentian coast.
A lexicon on the Journal of Memetics website (www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit) gives this definition: "A contagious information pattern that replicates by parasitically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern.
He believed that those in occupations requiring mental exertion were there because of their innate quality and those below them were the socially inadaptable who lived parasitically on the rest of society.