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a.1.(Geom.) That can be passed over in a single course; - said of a curve when the coördinates of the point on the curve can be expressed as rational algebraic functions of a single parameter
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Aunque en la antigua iconografia cretense el laberinto eran una figura unicursal, un camino enredado pero sin encrucijadas, encarnado por el hilo de Ariadna, Borges los imagina con otras muchas dimensiones posibles, algunas extremadamente inteligentes por su sencillez.
Both unicursal labyrinths, with a single path meandering most often toward a center, and multicursal labyrinths, with more complex designs and multiple paths and dead-ends, signify artistic order and chaos at the same time, as well as a laborious progress from disorientation to awareness and understanding (Aarseth 6).
Drawn according to the unicursal form known as the Chartres model (after the 13th-century pavement maze that patterns the crossing at Chartres Cathedral; Fig.
As a literal structure, she distinguishes between unicursal and the multicursal labyrinths, and traces those images through Western literary and cultural history.
The paschal face cannot be sketched according to a single cultural world view, nor can its dynamic character be unchangingly affixed, as unicursal image, to a wooden cross" (344).
Some of these choices "lead to dead ends or blind alleys" (Kern, 2000:23), neither of which are possible on the labyrinth's uninterrupted, unicursal path.
Precipitados en un camino unicursal, vamos a descubrir los secretos que ocultan las metaforas de arcanas arquitecturas, "semioforas" protesis esteticas y de estatus, donde las jerarquias sociales de una capital periferica rigidamente dividida en clases se concretan en el mundo de los objetos.
A remark on unicursal curves lying on the general quartic surface.
In form, it is a unicursal, circuitous, nonlinear path.
A few lines on, the poet directly juxtaposes the female mind's flexibility with the homogenic and unicursal thinking of man:
These were unicursal mazes, with many twists and turns but no blind alleys, so the pilgrim had no choices to make.
Multicursal mazes, presenting the participant with a perplexing quandary, replaced the unicursal labyrinth of the Middle Ages, in which the Christian had no choice but to tread the path to salvation.