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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.
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shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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And so each of those new satellites, interestingly enough, has spot beams, shapeable beams, the ability to do a lot of different things as you go through that we did not have in the legacy capabilities.
In this intersubjective communication, empathy helps transform subjects and construct a fluid and shapeable subjectivity that is always in the process of becoming.
This presupposes knowledge of the interlinkages between consumption and production systems, the ability to appraise the implications of one's own consumption choices for others today and in the future, as well as a general perception of the future as undetermined and shapeable.
Besides the above merits, many polymer materials are considerably cheaper and more shapeable than metals.
The vivid images in the book are symbolic, but symbolic to a particular time and place, not shapeable to whatever someone wants them to mean.
The autogeneous cartilage tissue that is used to this end is typically preferred because they are easily obtainable, shapeable, and they have high histocompatibility [1].
Chiho Aono's works are only partly ceramic and consist of what looks like shapeable soba (buckwheat hull) pillows variously hanging off actual constructed swings suspended from the gallery ceiling or draping across more architectonic structures.
Ho says the slim-type pressure sensor is an important element for a variety of medical devices due to having large measurement area, being light, slim, flexible, custom shapeable, and energy-efficient.