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vignette

1. a short graceful literary essay or sketch
2. a photograph, drawing, etc., with edges that are shaded off
3. Architect a carved ornamentation that has a design based upon tendrils, leaves, etc.
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vignette

1. A drawing that is shaded off gradually into the surrounding background so as to leave no definite line at the border.
See also: Design drawing
2.
A French design for an iron balconet, used as a protection at window openings.
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vignette

[vin′yet]
(graphic arts)
To lighten the edges of a photograph or a halftone illustration so it gradually disappears into the surrounding white of the paper, leaving no sharp edge.
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vinette, trayle, vignette

vinette
An ornament of running vine scrolls with grape clusters and leafwork.
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A brief vignette was developed that described the case of a patient with schizophrenia.
Because they are stimuli used to collect data in surveys, like any other research tools, vignettes must be designed properly, otherwise they will produce invalid data.
Both were FACS-certified raters who had previously practiced facial coding on a group of 7 normal subjects who watched the vignettes while being videotaped.
the "telling the truth" option for each vignette. The difference was not significant for 11 out of the 16 vignettes (Table 2).
For the vignettes, the designers were asked to design for a power couple between the ages of 28 to 34, who love travel, and photography, and who lead active lives.
Landau, an authorized Ethan Allen retailer in Hartsdale, explains why his team contributed their time and talents to creating this vignette, "We have been a great supporter of Furniture Sharehouse since the first time we heard about it.
Study 1 was comprised of three phases: (1) elaboration of a questionnaire of moral vignettes (in Spanish); (2) administration of the questionnaire to the student sample previously described; and (3) selection of the vignettes that should be included in the final version of the questionnaire to be used in Study 2.
A l'inverse des evolutions constatees un peu partout dans le monde, chez nous, a la veille de chaque nouvel an, les automobilistes, sans broncher, se mettent en rang pour s'acquitter de cette fameuse vignette. La periode de paiement dure tout le mois de janvier.
In health services research, vignettes have been used to look at various health topics among multicultural consumers (Cabassa et al.
Short-term vignettes must be available (weekly and monthly), as well as yearly ones.
In the Pre-Design Stage, a researcher becomes familiar with the context into which human subjects for an SBRP experiment are to be inserted to role-play and the availability of both existing vignettes and measurement items in the form of written statements that can be used to cue different levels of the factors of interest.
How do undergraduate student athletes rate different procrastination vignettes in relation to two reference vignettes, the reveler drinker and nonprocrastinator?