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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of entrain.


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  • This accelerated cylinder "entrains" surrounding air so that the volume of air that's ultimately moved is 15 times the volume originally moved by the impeller. -

  • After all, rap - as a genre - at its best is a kind of mantra-like American Zen which entrains a mind in a groove like a good set of prayer beads; a kind of phonetico-semantic sleuth of rhymes with an occasional pro-civic pattern interruption messages.

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Joaquin the Koan

  • As it sinks, it entrains ambient waters and its characteristics change [29].

    Ocean processes of climatic importance in the Arctic

  • If you have come upon a stranded bird with broken wing your sympathies ignite, the very sight entrains a sequence of contrite compassion rising from the awesome power of birds aloft in joyous flight, of marvelling at freedoms they delight in.

    For Freedoms Of The Birds (rev)

  • The transition of the whole social system entrains a set of sub-transitions that transform values and knowledge, demography and social relations, economic and governance institutions, and technology and the environment [6].

    Great Transition~ How Do We Get There

  • The upshot of the foregoing observations is that, apparently, indefinites are neither quantifiers nor referential terms, and this problem entrains another one, for as long as it unclear what indefinites mean, it will also remain obscure how they can serve as antecedents to pronouns.

    Discourse Representation Theory

  • He described an initial, short-lasting episode of motor symptoms characterized by immobility, posturing, and waxy flexibility that ended in a hyperkinetic state; a second stage of melancholia often with stupor; a third stage of “exaltation and rapid and pressured speech” “a certain pathos-filled ‘ecstasy’ this entrains a compulsion to talk in oratorical style”; and, finally, after recurrent exacerbations and remissions of states of passivity and exaltation, an end stage of dementia.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • As has already been mentioned, with the discharge, each river entrains solid matter in the form of suspended matter or as bed load (cf. also section 1.3).

    2. Planning of the intake structure

  • McClellan foils; sends Jackson against Pope; entrains Longstreet for

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • Longstreet, General James, entrains for Gordonsville; Jackson's march against Pope; Second Bull Run; obstructs Lee's plans; at Hagerstown; leaves Lee; reinforces Bragg; Wauhatchie; urges help for Vicksburg;

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray


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