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something improvised

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a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

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an unplanned expedient

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a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

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Moreover, the restaurant functions as a resource, a centre and location for interactive exchange, the contact zone for the book's improvizations, play, lexical and syntactical riffs, and genre crossing encounters (Bromley 2000, 108).
The novel betokens improvization, as she points out, in its subordination of plot to action, for action thrives on chance encounters and requires little or no preparation.
Despite such limitations, the professionalism and improvization of IDF officers and their unit members have often helped limit the erosive effects of restrictive and sometimes shifting rules of engagement.
There is a proven, explicit connection between the quality of architecture and what educationalists call 'the learning outcome', and the best educational buildings, as in the best education, successfully orchestrate a balance between overall discipline and particular event, between framework and improvization.
Unlike Achilles, Agamemnon or Diomedes, all men who rely on their valour, courage and reputation to see them through, Odysseus deploys different means for different situations -- he is capable of gentleness, persuasion, silence, planning and improvization in different circumstances.
It is one of disorganized haste and repeated incompetence--many of the first internationalists arriving unannounced and unexpected in Algeria, Guinea-Conakry and Angola--but also of great improvization and innovation (which proved critical in getting the BM-21 missile-launchers ready in time for the key battle at Quifangondo).
(3) A role improvization in which three assessees per session were provided with brief descriptions of their character and the setting and then instructed to improvize a 10-minute interaction.
Drawing on examples from Fo's mammoth 1993 solo performance Johan Padan, as well as other pieces, this analysis of the poetics of Fo's performance is followed by an examination of his use of formulas, themes and motifs through improvization, tracing influences from the commedia and Rame's family theatre troupe who descended from commedia traditions.
This facilitates the development of one of Hawke's major characteristics, both as actor and in many of the roles he plays, the sense he conveys of spontaneity, the capacity for improvization, the vulnerability countered not by smartass conceit (as with Hope) but by a 'natural' resilience and resourcefulness.
It also could be possible to apply these methods to study the effects of other forms of music used in music therapy methodologies such as music for relaxation, song and improvization.
More generally, Sowell (1994) has observed a preference for spontaneity and improvization over abstract thinking in Black cultures throughout the world, from indigenous West African ancestors to their descendants in modern Brazil, the Caribbean, and the US.
by Astrid Gilbert and the timid `cool' improvization in which Stan
Swiss writer Jean-Jacques Odier notes that even though the English see the French as intellectual, `there's often with us a background of improvization, bricolage (`do-it-yourself') is the French word, a belief that things will come out right in the end'.
If James's earliest critical review reveals his youthful susceptibility to fictional improvization, so one of his last essays, his 1907 response to 'The Tempest', demonstrates its persistence by evoking another version of the author as improvizer.