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  • adj. Going forward, advancing, progressive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proceeding; advancing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Going forward; advancing.


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  • I tend to present the structure of the ode as processive, that is, as revealing the persona's dynamic processes of thought and feeling as they develop, line by line, from stanza one through stanza five.

    Ode on a Grecian Urn

  • In relation to Kantian aesthetics, the issue that emerges when reading the performative and descriptive implications of Milton is not so much that of a subject's response to an object (as is the case with Edmund Burke's empirical view of aesthetics), as it is that of a strictly delimited subjectivity that defines what Kaufman has identified in Kant as the "processive form" "necessary to effectuate, specific content-engaging acts of critical agency" (141, 147).

    'If the acts have been perform'd let the Bard himself witness': William Blake's Milton and MOO space

  • Finally, it was shown to be partially processive, with the polymerase achieving processivity as high as 90% in a few instances.

    Good Math, Bad Math, and David Berlinkski - The Panda's Thumb

  • His philosophical formulations and theological statements served, in their reciprocal convergence, to unfold in theoretical terms the dynamics of intellect with a view to recommending the practice of processive reason as the exemplary form of life.

    Meister Eckhart

  • In both cases, he claimed to give unreserved expression to the new and rare (nova et rara) in propagating what was for him the only possible form of life: that of processive reason or of processes directed by reason.

    Meister Eckhart

  • Moral theology must follow the same processive questions of morals.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • There were several episodes of a fierce processive music for the whole quintet, punctuated by huge two-handed chords on the piano.

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  • There can be no galaxy in poetry, because it is language, -- 'ergo' processive, -- 'ergo' every the smallest star must be seen singly.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Wang F, Bartoo ML, Sellers JR, Molloy JE (2002) The gated gait of the processive molecular motor, myosin V. Nat Cell Biol 4: 59-65.

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  • Volkmann N, Liu H, Hazelwood L, Krementsova EB, Lowey S, et al. (2005) The structural basis of myosin V processive movement as revealed by electron cryomicroscopy.

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