allotropy


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the phenomenon of an element existing in two or more physical forms

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Significantly, the shift away from the absolute locutory mimesis of the chameleonic "assimilist" (160) to verbal allotropy parallels the switch out of the mode of invisibility and facelessness into a position of assumed visibility and social presence.
For example, in chemistry, the concept of allotropy might appear in the Properties facet, and by using it as a specifier it could generate the separate class of substances Allotropes.
Weir, Allotropy in Some Rare-Earth Metals at High Pressures, Science 144, 69 (1964).