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actantial model

actantial model   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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Actant is a term that was introduced into narratology and semiotics in 1966 by Algirdas Julien Greimas as a synonym

acting

acting   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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1,351 words
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In theater, the actor is the key element in the complex network of signs that constitutes theatrical performance. It is

allegory

allegory   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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encompasses messages expressed in manners other than plain speaking. The term is derived from the Greek allos (other) and agoreuein

Alphabet

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

The word goes back to Greek alphabētos, combining alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek

amino acid

amino acid   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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Language reference, Writing and Editing Guides
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63 words
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(two words) Symbols for the 20 or so amino acids commonly found in proteins are typically formed from the first

anthracene-9,10-dione

anthracene-9,10-dione   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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11 words
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The recommended name for the compound traditionally known as 9,10-anthraquinone.

Bible

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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A collection of sacred texts usually regarded as a unified whole and published as a book consisting of a number of books. For Christians these are in two groups, an Old Testament (OT), ... More
binarism

binarism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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is the characteristic feature of systems that are based on pairs of oppositions. The Latin bini, from the same

biphenyl-4,4′-diamine

biphenyl-4,4′-diamine   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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The recommended name for the compound traditionally known as benzidine.

bis(h5-cyclopentadienyl)iron

bis(h5-cyclopentadienyl)iron   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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11 words
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The recommended name for the compound traditionally known as ferrocene.

Brackets

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018
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The name for punctuation marks of various kinds that mark off (more strongly than pairs of commas) certain matter as distinct, parenthetical, or interpolated. Material set between brackets ... More
butanedioic acid

butanedioic acid   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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14 words
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HOOC(CH2)2COOH The recommended name for the compound traditionally known as succinic acid.

butenedioic anhydride

butenedioic anhydride   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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Language reference, Writing and Editing Guides
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13 words
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The recommended name for the compound traditionally known as maleic anhydride.

catastrophe theory

catastrophe theory   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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1,440 words
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French mathematician René Thom's natural, realist philosophy is governed by the two central principles of structural stability and morphogenesis. The

chiasmus

chiasmus   Reference library

Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2015
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45 words
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/kʌɪˈazmәz/, inversion in the second of two parallel phrases of the order followed in the first. If the two phrases are written one below the other, and lines are drawn between the ... More
5-cholesten-3β-ol

5-cholesten-3β-ol   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009
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12 words
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The systematic chemical name for the compound traditionally known as cholesterol.

clause

clause   Reference library

Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2015
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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318 words
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In a book like this, that by its nature cannot offer a full-scale presentation of English grammar, the terminology must needs be kept to basic essentials. In simple terms a ...

Clynes, Manfred

Clynes, Manfred (b. 1925)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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1,185 words
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(b. 1925),

Austrian‐born American neurophysiologist and engineer who was also trained as a musician and became for

code

code   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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The notion of code in semiotics refers to (1) a set of shared rules of interpretation, and (2) a meaning‐making

computer‐mediated communication

computer‐mediated communication   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,751 words
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A new form of human communication made possible by links between personal and mainframe computers, modems, and telecommunication lines, computer‐mediated

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