Counterpole

Coun´ter`pole`


n.1.The exact opposite.
The German prose offers the counterpole to the French style.
- De Quincey.
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If the interviewee does not offer a counterpole spontaneously, the interviewer may ask for one, using a question such as, "If this one is easy to use, how is this other one different?
This process requires values to be assigned to the construct and counterpole; in our study, the construct "easy to use" was assigned a value of 1 and the counterpole "difficult to use" was assigned a value of 5.
Here, Being (Sein) is clearly understood not as the objective counterpole to subjectivity or to the theoretical dimension or anything of the sort, but instead as the comprehensive, primordial dimension.
China will act as a growth counterpole as its economy slows only modestly, from 9.
A counterpole to the kind-hearted immigrant Giacomo, the American Rennell is a fellow elevator attendant who exploits Karl's goodwill by regularly asking him to take over his shift while he goes out on the town in his fine suit.
The Britannica's description of the work he is translating--"reflections on the shortness of life inspired by the unearthing of some funeral urns"--introduces its author as a counterpole to Descartes: whereas the one strives for technical means to extend human life, the other reflects upon its brevity.
As the product to be coated is the counterpole to the loaded powder, a strong and even adhesion is said to be given.
Schmidt was explicit about seeking a wider European area of monetary stability over which pressures for currency appreciation, previously concentrated on the deutsche mark, the so-called counterpole to the dollar, could be spread.
Yet it is clear that both surface detail and deeper connections - in a context where fundamental tonal reference is tending to change, progressively, rather than remain ultimately subject to a single key centre - tend as much towards an inherent instability as to its counterpole.
In somewhat more concrete terms, this touching human warmth, the all-permeating sympathy, the precise and detailed depiction of all the violence, crime, and perfidy which, despite everything, never posits hatred as the unavoidable counterpole - that is what, it seems to me, shines forth from your early language.
A cardboard character not found in Pushkin, the scheming Jesuit Rangoni (the counterpole to the good high-minded Orthodox Pimen, full of virtue), absorbs and orchestrates their scheming.
Early on, Whittall speaks of "the evolution of twentieth-century music" in terms of "the aesthetic counterpoles of Apollo and Dionysus," and cites Schoenberg's and Stravinsky's recognition of the Nietzschean dictum that "'When the Dionysian element rules, ecstasy and inchoateness threaten; when the Appoline predominates, the tragic feeling recedes'" (p.