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- n. The quality or state of having a rhythm
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rhythmical character; rhythmicality.
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- n. the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
The real answer lies in circadian and circannual rhythmicity, chronobiology, evolution vs. modern life.
Krauss suspects that the differences reflect the rhythmicity of languages: the more rhythmic, the more gestures.
Craft a piece, a poem, a meditation, a scene about the importance of pattern, prediction, rhythmicity.
These changes take the form of slowing, increased amplitude, and increased rhythmicity.
It will not “lift” under cheery or lively circumstances, although it may have a rhythmicity of its own less intense in the late afternoon or early evening and worse in the early morning.
Effect of lunar cyclicity on oestrus rhythmicity in the Indian water buffalo.
The molecular death of certain tissues destroyed the general functional rhythmicity of the system until the disturbance became general, somatic death (that is, the death of the entire body) resulting.
Cyanobacteria, plants, fungi, animals - they all use completely different molecules to drive cellular and organismal rhythmicity, implying independent origin and evolution, yet identical function.
Knowing the identity of the molecular players is very useful as a tool - if you know the sequence, you can attach a dye or something that glows in the dark to one of the clock gene promoters and thus measure and visualize rhythmicity in cell cultures, tissue cultures or whole organisms.
But early molecular papers made big leaps from what a bunch of genes in a single cell did to the rhythmicity of the whole animal.
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