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Synonyms for duality

Synonyms for duality

being twofold

(physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory

(geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry

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Bergson studied dreams and found concrete examples supporting the dualities of intelligence and instinct, substance and life and spirit and body (Bayraktar, 2003, p 97).
To gain a clearer appreciation of the dualities in their lives, the class spent time verbally defining and dialoging dualities.
A school of physicists usually named for Albert Einstein and Louis de Broglie has contended that the mysteries dualities and superpositions of quantum mechanics are appearances derived from too little knowledge.
The Hyphen Generation is a generation of English and second-language speakers with common experiences and common belief systems resulting from the dualities related to cultures, generations and values.
Dualities and representations of Lie superalgebras.
More specifically, the objectives of this project include: a systematic study of AdS backgrounds arising in string theory as a method for exploring CFTs; the development of geometric structures, such as generalised Sasaki-Einstein geometry, relevant for the AdS/CFT correspondence; a study of super-symmetric gauge theories on curved manifolds and of their gravity duals; a study of dualities between pairs of gauge theories and of related matrix models arising from localisation techniques; exploring the gauge/gravity duality as a tool for studying strongly interacting quantum critical phenomena, such as those that are of interest to real-world physics.
Branes for instance are like strings with any number of dimensions and string dualities are "a duality relation between two apparently different string theories or between two apparently different constructions in string theory.
Forty-five years have past since Morita first published his work on equivalences and dualities between categories of modules over a pair of rings.
Here, a two-disc set recounts the misadventures of the fictional band Betamax Guillotine, loud practitioners of the 1970s title idiom, while saving lots of room for growled meditations on such Alabama dualities as segregation and misunderstood progressivism, and that deadest of dead bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the late Ronnie Van Zant's supposedly true affection for lyrical target Neil Young.
In the two-act, seventy-minute ballet, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Dance Project's Doris Duke Fund for Dance, Diamond and his collaborators impressively realized the dualities and ambiguities inherent in the play's juxtaposition of reality and illusion.
Mitchell's drag-inflected glam-rock musical is built on a foundation of seemingly impossible dualities, cannily balancing the edgy and the mundane, the hip and the sincere, the hilarious and the heartbreaking, and, perhaps most of all, theater and rock.