contractedness

contractedness

(kənˈtræktɪdnəs)
n
the state of being shortened
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The data were evaluated by amount of time, level of contractedness, and level of achievement.
Again, conclusions could not be drawn on the basis of the level of contractedness. Generally, students who made favorable remarks about braille remained positive about braille, and those who disliked braille continued to dislike braille.
It is also to foreground the pleasures and critical values of intricate and involved close readings whose accumulating force can sometimes serve as playful counterpoint to Skrbic's assertion that it was precisely the brevity and "contractedness" (xix) of the story form that attracted Woolf's attentions in the first place.
The contractedness we discussed above is a concept of relative closedness of subspaces with respect to some topology.
The following lemma states an obvious but useful property of contractedness.
Our digression on contractedness suggests the possibility of further generalizations of our results.