Elementality

E`le`men`tal´i`ty

    (~mĕn`tăl´ĭ`tŷ)
n.1.The condition of being composed of elements, or a thing so composed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Word Straight lines Dictionary HEXAMETHYLENAMINE 52 OED HEXAMETHYLENE 41 UWD ANTIANTIENZYME 39 W2 METAHEWETTITE 39 UWD HEMIMELLITENE 38 UWD METHYLENIMINE 38 UWD NEMATHELMINTH 38 UWD ANTEMILLENNIAL 37 W2 ALIMENTATIVELY 36 UWD AZIMETHYLENE 36 W2 EFFEMINATELY 36 UWD ELEMENTALIZE 36 W2 HAHNEMANNIAN 36 W2 KEWEENAWITE 36 W2 ANATHEMATIZE 35 UWD EFFEMINATIZE 35 W2 METHYLANILINE 35 UWD NEMATELMINTH 35 W2 ANTENATALITIAL 34 OED ELEMENTALITY 34 OED And what about the longest words where all the letters have a curvy component?
Reasonableness, having become custom, habit, people's everyday hfe, an instinct--this elemental reasonableness (as opposed to reason that stands in the way of blind elementality)--this is our ideal, our end goal.
My wager here is that it is precisely this kind of experiment that provides an occasion for speculating upon how the ontological elementality of infrastructures may be changing in the way that thinkers such as Alex Galloway and Eugene Thacker (2007) have outlined.
They cover 11 principles of the elements, pyromena: fire's doing, phlogiston, airy something, the sea above, muddy thinking, the quintessence of wit, wet, creeping things: spontaneous generation and material creativity, Earth's prospects, elementality, elemental relations at the edge, elemental love in the Anthropocene, and wandering elements and natures to come.
On the eighteenth-century relation of mixture and elementality see Chaouli, Laboratory of Poetry, 91-107, and on priority, discovery and paradigm formation see Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 52-57, and 69-72.
Once again, the elementality of the deterritorialized landscape seems to precipitate in gradations from a purity of space--sky, light, mountain, forest, desert and lake are condensations of twilit substance, so that we are not sure of what is what or whether it is all a mirage.
"State" should have been sufficient, as it encompasses full elementality, whereas "quality" and "degree" look only to affects, attributes of that full-blooded beingness, that "state." Thus, "relativity" is a "state of being relative," and thus "objectivity" is "a state of being objective." With that, I'm tempted to say we're done, but we're not.
Exploring notions of abstraction through formal and material reductivism, it's a powerful statement, evoking timelessness, elementality and a connection with nature.
But it is a music that abandons the homophonic-melodic tradition of bourgeois humanism for the elementality of the equality of all tones--the triumph of dissonance which intends to usher in a new age that no longer distinguishes between culture and barbarism and sees reason and magic as one.36 Mann's Enlightenment thus might be summed up as a bourgeois humanist voice that is sensitive but impotent and overwhelmed by a creative other that is powerful but blasphemous.
In this sense representation retains an essential elementality that it intensifies by repetition.
Still, this was not a merely virtuosic display; it was headlong, surging, but still musical in its elementality. The distinguished Latvian virtuoso Gidon Kremer performed the granitic Violin Concerto No.
This was at the height of Barn's stardom, which resulted in Elementality being one of the best-selling videos of all time.