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a·o·ris·tic

 (ā′ə-rĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or being the verbal aspect that expresses a momentary or completed action, especially in past time.
2. Of or being the perfective aspect.

a′o·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.aoristic - of or relating to the aorist tense
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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The most common association is that of the present with the present and that of simple tenses used with an aoristic value.
2) These forms are traditionally called "unstressed" aoristic forms of the auxiliary to be (Baric et al.
His themes are the vegetative Maya, Mayan modernism with the Maya, progressing toward a Maya modernity, the aoristic Maya, and the Maya absolute.
At this stage, it only means that both Marlow and Jewel try to draw a continuous timeline, assuming that the future must be consistent with the past, so that Jim's next deeds depend, either on his aoristic fault on the Patna, or on the iterative departures of arrogant colonists.