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con·tex·ture

 (kən-tĕks′chər, kŏn′tĕks′-)
n.
1. The act of weaving or assembling parts into a whole.
2. An arrangement of interconnected parts; a structure.

con·tex′tur·al adj.

contexture

(kənˈtɛkstʃə)
n
1. the fact, process, or manner of weaving or of being woven together
2. the arrangement of assembled parts; structure
3. an interwoven structure; fabric
conˈtextural adj

con•tex•ture

(kənˈtɛks tʃər)

n.
1. the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; structure.
2. an interwoven structure; fabric.
3. the act or process of weaving or being woven together.
[1595–1605; < French]
con•tex′tur•al, adj.
con•tex′tured, adj.
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contexture

noun
A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure:
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I present it to you, not that you may kiss it, but that you may observe the contexture of the sinews, the close network of the muscles, the breadth and capacity of the veins, whence you may infer what must be the strength of the arm that has such a hand.
And of course, as Montaigne points out, we are quite capable of speculating regarding matters that have no basis in reality: our reason is "capable of filling out a hundred other worlds and finding their principles and contexture," and "builds as well on emptiness as on fullness, and with inanity as with matter.
He, for the first time, used fractal term for irregular contextures pictures description like mountains contexture in 1975 year [8].
And previous to this Consideration, we must premise that as the frame and order of the greater world was not digested into that comely and usefull Constitution that is still observed by Chance or Casualty (h) (26) so neither did the frame and texture of the lesser world, Man, come together by Casualty (i) or Chance but by the most high Wisdom of the most wise God, And as thus the contexture of the human Nature was the Contrivance of the most soveraigne (j) wise & intelligent /fol.
The insight of Jalcobson (derived from Saussure) was necessary to grasp analytically what makes the former type (and not the latter) agree with Ibn al-Athir's significant technical definition of kinaya: they all involve combination and contexture, and not selection and substitution which void the conjunctive criterion.
The contexture of North & South is perhaps less Seamlessly set forth, but there is a discernible progression, one that begins with an almost one-to-one alternation between poems of description of the sort we find in Bishop's mature mode and her earlier fabular poems of imaginative hermeticism; which continues by showcasing clusters of each sort of poem, and which finally concludes with a series of poems in the descriptive manner, signaling to the reader that this mode will now be Bishop's signature approach.
Chapter 8 offers a compelling reading of Sonnets from Various Authors, and the conceit of"0rganisiug poetry" resonates as Fairer educes the contexture that produces, in effect, "a lost conversation poem" (192).
This contexture makes perfect sense for Detweiler, as he writes "The same God who spoke through dreams and visions in the Bible is still communicating through our celluloid dreams--the movies" (29).
It infolds all who dwell in the city, bond or free, in its firm contexture.
By yoking together these two large nouns "Shakespeare" and "Ecology," the second of which, as Smith implies, might be said already to have swallowed the proper name "Shakespeare," each of these essays contributes to an unfolding of "Shakespeare" as a contexture or knot of agents or actors: plays, poems, actors, playhouses, animal, plant, and mineral remains, audiences, and readers.
Narrative contexture disseminates its connecting elements in forms of various signs, and the "domain" resides in the space of all narrative contextures and their interactions.
It is that not only data are transferred to matrix dynamically in dependency on their contexture but also the equations for counting are chosen in this process.