Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or related to a rhizome.
  • adj. Employing rhizomes; not arborescent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to rhizomes; having the nature or appearance of a rhizome; rhizomalous.

Etymologies

Scientific Latin rhizomat- + English -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fast-frozen structures have yielded to new forms of social organization with "rhizomatic" reach, to borrow a term from French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

    Forbes.com: News

  • A big reason that this particular rhizomatic model offers a more effective form of leadership and story creation than a tree-in-the-head like Uygur can see or admit is that it mirrors the digital ecosystem in which stories live.

    Mike Bonifer: Cenk Uygur Has a Tree in His Head

  • In a very important sense, Twitter is decentralized at its core, it is rhizomatic rather than arborescent.

    Scripting News for 5/11/2008 « Scripting News Annex

  • The Webkit team, as a rhizomatic offshoot from Apple, has a similar development pedigree and has consistently produced a high quality — now cross-platform — open source project, nary engaging in polemics or politics.

    Google Chrome and the future of browsers | FactoryCity

  • Nomadology and rhizomatic resistance may provide a means to solve the problem represented in the novel.

    June « 2010 « Dynamic Subspace

  • The plant has a slow spreading, rhizomatic root system that supports several vertically furrowed blooms, each stamen independent yet fundamentally connected.

    feminist blogs in english » 2009 » July

  • A la, Zizek I would say that your real arguement is Deluezian one, in which a rhizomatic capitalism breaks down more and more traditional social barriers in the name of profit.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » The Fear… of the Internet

  • The separate varieties combine together in a rhizomatic scheme until the result, a Dinosaur Egg or Dapple Dandy, comes out at the end.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • During one espresso-filled night, he gets his first major break in the case: from out of that rhizomatic mess of ancient and modern hydro-infrastructure, a pattern emerges...

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • There is likely a more rhizomatic way of thinking about, and discussing poetry.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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