from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of penetrating between or within other substances; mutual penetration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of penetrating between or within other substances; mutual penetration; also, the result of a process of interpenetration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of interpenetrating; reciprocal or mutual penetration; the occupation of the same space by the parts of two bodies.
- n. In late medieval arch., from the end of the fifteenth century, the system of continuing moldings which meet each other independently past, the intersection, and generally of considering the identity of various architectural members as preserved after one has come to coincide partly with another or to be swallowed up in it, so that, for instance, the angles and edges of a square member which has become united with a member having a curved surface are shown on the curved surface as if projecting through it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of penetrating between or among
- n. mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
In fact chivalry has been defined as the interpenetration of Christianity into the practice of arms: the chivalrous knight of the Middle Ages was not only a brave and skilful fighter, ready whenever occasion arose to reveal his prowess on the field of battle, but also he stood for utter chastity, for a high standard of honor, for the protection of the defenseless and the weak, and for mercy and humanity to a vanquished foe.
I echo that sentiment - could you also share with us any specifics of the rules that cover the manoeuvre - I'm thinking especially of "interpenetration"...
Here's a useful quote from Karin Costelloe in reference to Bergson's theories of "interpenetration", a process whereby
Characterizations of these experiences might employ such metaphors as "interpenetration" of subject and object, or
This mutual interpenetration, like the co-dependence of observation and revelation, lies at the heart of the tremendous flowering of shan-shui in the Northern and Southern Song, and those later periods in which it was so celebrated.
Trinity, we understand that true openness does not mean loss of individual identity but profound interpenetration.
Instead of signifying being shut up within one's own private feelings and sensations, it signifies active and alert commerce with the world; at its height it signifies complete interpenetration of self and the world of objects and events.
No question the world became much more complicated when the internal system that developed in the United States became exposed to competition and interpenetration with Europe and Japan and more recently, China.
The interpenetration of the visible, actual, tangible world and invisible worlds — the realm of the artist.
The area of dense forest on the mountain is of great topographic diversity and geologic and biological interest with its variety of habitats due to the interpenetration of forest and grassland, the differences in substrates, altitude, microclimates and consequent vegetation types.