Definitions

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  • adjective Not accidental.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ accidental

Examples

  • In the three "nonaccidental" deaths, no assailant had ever been identified.

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  • In the middle column, all of the nonaccidental properties have been left intact; indeed, the fragments line up along smoothly fitting functions.

    UNDERSTANDING COMICS: More about closure

  • The subjects had an extremely difficult time naming the objects when the nonaccidental properties were disrupted.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • In contrast, in the right column, the nonaccidental properties themselves have been deleted.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • In contrast, in the right column, the nonaccidental properties themselves have been deleted.

    UNDERSTANDING COMICS: More about closure

  • It turns out, we can identify narrative features that correspond in important ways to these nonaccidental properties in vision.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • In something like the same way that an object can still be recognized even with much information removed so long as the nonaccidental features are preserved, so a story can still be recognized even when boiled down to a summary of just a few plot points.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • In the middle column, all of the nonaccidental properties have been left intact; indeed, the fragments line up along smoothly fitting functions.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • When the pictures were presented briefly, however, performance degraded--but never got as bad as performance when the nonaccidental properties were deleted.

    UNDERSTANDING COMICS: More about closure

  • Referring to the chart again, what makes the items in the middle column identifiable as the items in the left is that those middle items preserve what Stephen Kosslyn called "nonaccidental properties"--high-information regions like vertices and edges that "line up along smoothly fitting functions."

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