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characterized by careful and exact evaluation

so serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

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marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

urgently needed

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forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

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5% for Zhang & Li criterion) which indicated that this method could not be applied for stress concentrators with the absolute dimension comparable with critical distance L.
Critical distance and disciplinary place might be said to meet like this artificial reality--actors acting backwards--finding its verso in the naturalized artifice of inverted film: the scholar's "discovery" retracing itself to the act of re-presentation that is writing, is writing's translation, and then winching it forward again.
Possessing both insider's perspective and critical distance, Shaw adroitly navigates issues from the social construction of ender to the finer points of Baptist history, theology, and practice.
The book as a whole serves at any event to contextualize Bataille's writing in suggestive ways, and there is ample evidence that alongside the dissident surrealist, the theorist of myth and sacrifice, the author of scandalous fictional or poetic texts, Bataille had a less familiar face, too, that of a thinker who, while maintaining a critical distance from the academic discourse of his time, was nevertheless aware of its issues and challenges.
Puerto Rico's current colonizing country) allows for a distinct critical distance to reevaluate and to question "Puerto Ricanness" as well as the way in which racial and sexual discourses are articulated in the island and in the U.
Whether it be attempting to reconstruct the Milan medical milieu with which Leonardo was familiar, or his influence on portraiture drawing on the theory of the four humors, or his tangential connection with early nature printing, the authors treat their subject with the requisite critical distance.
She also maintained a critical distance from the Democratic Party in which she became involved later in life.
But this also seems to allow him to address critical distance from within traditions.
At the same time, this type of reading takes little critical distance from Deledda as a historical figure.
Granted, he maintained a critical distance from any and every orthodoxy or heterodoxy.
In combination, Barth and Rosenzweig show us that communally and theologically thick Jewish and Christian lives--lives of repentance--can allow for religious participation in the public sphere while maintaining the critical distance needed for prophetic speech.
Hence, the "critical distance" defines the boundary between the direct and reverberant fields, and the location of the critical distance will be controlled by both the directivity of the speaker over its operating range and the reflectivity of the room boundaries.
The critical distance for overtaking ranged from 54 to 61 m for these three drivers.
Making design and technology play together is something that could bring our industry that critical distance closer to the consumer that we have always wanted," he pointed out.
Ising manages to describe the dramatic elements of this period in Blumhardt's life without loosing a critical distance from them, whilst retaining the capacity to introduce the reader to a sphere of pastoral work he/she may be distant from.
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