Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to totalism.
  • adj. Having the state of each cell represented by a number, and the value of a cell dependent only on the sum of the values of nearby cells.

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  • adj. of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life

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Examples

  • Should it be simply assumed that members of sufficiently "totalistic" groups lack free will?

    Cult Freedom

  • You can argue about whether the totalistic ideology of Islam renders it capable of adaptation to modern Western values.

    Clay Farris Naff: Juan Williams, Human Nature, and Islam

  • Scholar Sean McCloud of North Carolina-Charlotte (in an article in the 2006 book Faith in America) suggests high-pressure totalistic religions have not disappeared.

    Opinion writer spouts misinformation about the term ‘cult’

  • According to CNN, the suit charges that the chain is a "a totalistic, high-demand cult group" and that employees are submitted to "psychological manipulation, indoctrination and various techniques of coercive thought reform designed to induce them to become founder Ilchi Lee's disciples and devote themselves to serving him and his 'vision.'"

    The Consumerist: January 2010 Archives

  • I expect we could easily classify people who use images like that “fundamentalists” since their “deep and totalistic commitment” means they think everyone wants to share in their obsession.

    Morgentaler Maligned Into A Murderer « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • However there are far worse things than a totalistic iron regime as the world is approaching its end due to various plots and schemes from the previous book.

    Sarah Ash's Eclectic Word of Artamon (Article by Mihir Wanchoo)

  • Calling it a "totalistic, high demand cult - group" which manipulates its members to serve Ilchi Lee's financial interests.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2010

  • PHILLIPS: Ryan Kent represents 27 former Dahn Yoga employees who are suing the organization, calling it a, quote, "totalistic, high - demand cult group" which manipulates its members to serve Ilchi Lee's financial interest.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2010

  • PHILLIPS: Ryan Kent represents 27 former Dahn Yoga employees who are suing the organization, calling it, quote, a totalistic, high demand cult-group, which manipulates its members to serve Ilchi Lee's financial interests.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2010

  • Calling it a "totalistic, high demand cult group, which manipulates its members to serve Ilchi lee's financial interest."

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2010

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