disgregation


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disgregation

(ˌdɪsɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
the separation of components from a whole, esp of people from a company
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In short, all these images, particularly those taken from or inspired by great paintings, appear to contribute to the corroboration of what we might define as a leitmotif of D'Annunzio's, mainly but not exclusively from his so-called 'notturno' period: disgregation of temporality, annulment of chronotopic linearities in a dimension of achronic simultaneity, often with mystical nuances, and not exempt from contradictions.
Extremities of passion, burning carnal desire, unrequited love, deception, murder, revenge, suicide, orphanage: the matter of Telamon and Castibula would have made a terrific subject for a play to be staged in the Elizabethan period, with the added bonus of the story's focus on an unshakeable model of chastity and its evident potential for being framed as a cautionary tale against the sinfulness of illicit passions that usurp the sovereignty of reason and ultimately threaten the disruption of the social fabric and the disgregation of its pillar concordia.
ionic strength effects on clay dispersion will depend on the degree of dilution with water during disgregation, and is therefore likely to vary in the field according to intensity of rainfall.
Matter is to be considered more as a principle than as a cause and in itself is no other than pure formless disgregation, "but it can have all (forms) by the operation of the acting active principle of nature.
Aber das ist das Gleichnis fur jeden Stil der decadence: jedesmal Anarchie der Atome, Disgregation des Willens, 'Freiheit des Individuums', moralisch geredet--zu einer politischen Theorie erweitert 'gleiche Rechte fur alle'.
D'Annunzio's description of his protagonist here strikingly resembles Nietzsche's description of those individuals who fail to organize and integrate their drives, resulting in a 'weak will': they will display 'multiplicity and disgregation of [their] drives' and 'oscillation and lack of gravity' (Nietzsche, 1972: 186).