spontaneous process


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spontaneous process

[spän′tā·nē·əs ′prä·səs]
(thermodynamics)
A thermodynamic process which takes place without the application of an external agency, because of the inherent properties of a system.
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If the word social refers to the outcomes of this sort of spontaneous process, social justice becomes meaningless.
Most people with Takotsubo start a spontaneous process of recovery within hours or days, but it can take longer for the heart muscle to improve."
"It's a spontaneous process, so rather than having to put energy in, it's actually generating its own electricity," Minteer points out.
Most people with Takotsubo start a spontaneous process of recovery within hours or days, but it can take longer for the heart muscle to improve." l For further info or support, find the Takotsubo support group on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/ TakotsuboSupport).
But it is neither a conspiracy against the good people of the country nor a spontaneous process. There is real science behind it that connects atmosphere and environment with our behaviour and our collective decisions.
Srinivas (1980) has made this distinction between Sanskritisation as a spontaneous process, and later on proselytization as a strategy, indulged in by Hindutva brigade.
While the forms start with pencil sketches, the surfaces develop from a more spontaneous process. "I like to leave the process in the clay," Zacharia said.
But, does this spontaneous process mean more of what happens around her and the people make it into the books?
The SOSa-SPSa model includes two conversion processes, namely, (i) susceptible-optimistic-susceptible (SOS) and (ii) susceptible-pessimistic-susceptible (SPS), both of which include a spontaneous process.
Furthermore, a number of expressions denote the conception of itching pain sensation which likewise encodes an involuntarily spontaneous process. The English speakers use metaphorical pain expressions itching lip (-s) and itching eye (-s), meanwhile the Lithuanian representatives encode pain by some metaphors like persti akis (itching eye (-s)).
Participants rated the extent to which different thought categories are spontaneous or controlled and the extent to which each provides self-insight; they recalled either a pleasant or unpleasant childhood event and evaluated the degree that the recollection would provide meaningful self-insight if it happened spontaneously or deliberately; and they generated thoughts about four strangers through a deliberative or spontaneous process and rated how much those thoughts provided them with valuable self-insight.

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