overdetermined


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overdetermined

(ˌəʊvədɪˈtɜːmɪnd)
adj
excessively determined
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These subtle interventions had a welcome and unexpected freshness, and countered the referential density of the sculptures, which, like the photographs, could come across as overdetermined.
High-throughput biochemistry and labeling technology will allow us to generate 100 distinct labeling sites, resulting in overdetermined structures.
the filthy rich--is thrust to the foreground, character definition, dialogue and action wind up frightfully overdetermined.
There are also no archetypes, cliffhangers, or preposterous plotting, and when the default surprise ending of traditional narrative is present, it is never overdetermined.
Jewish difference is therefore no longer reduced to a binary opposition between Jews and non-Jews, a structure that is both overdetermined and essentialist, but also includes difference among Jews: feminist Jews, black Jews, gay Jews, liberal Jews, and so forth.
Rosenthal's latest book of magical journalism -- a term for writing that is "informed by ideas that are impossible to believe and overdetermined by the conviction that those are the best kind" -- explores contemporary Los Angeles and its neighborhoods with often irreverent wit.
None of this is overdetermined or moralistic--associations float in the emphasis of their own strangeness.
Labour's overdetermined social constituencies survive, yet political contingency trumps deterministic explanations.
She argues that animal memes and animal matter are mutually overdetermined as forms of capital, analyzing a broad array of cultural discourses and material practices related to technologies and discourses of mobility, including the Fordist car assembly line and less-visible Fordist animal disassembly line, contemporary sports utility vehicle advertisements, telecommunication discourses mimicking the ostensible immediacy of animal affect, and fears of zoonotic pandemics.
It's also, unfortunately, the same place Paul Haggis set his gimmicky and overdetermined, yet Oscar-winning, "Crash.
She also risks replacing the overdetermined category of "marriage" with an overdetermined category of "family," even if her definition of family is more elastic and functionally based than the formal conservative definition.
Outraged readers inundated the Post with letters, the Clinton campaign sent out a fracas-based fundraising appeal, and the story rapidly morphed into the sort of political to-do for which campaign 2008 is increasingly becoming known: silly, visual, and entirely overdetermined.