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 (kôr′nə-kō′pē-ən, -nyə-)
1. Of or related to a cornucopia.
2. Relating to the belief that the world's natural and human resources are essentially unlimited and that conservation of resources or limitations on consumption or on population growth are unnecessary.
One who holds cornucopian beliefs.

cor′nu·co′pi·an·ism n.
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4)According to The Cornucopian Text, "mimesis necessarily entails the absence of that which it purports to represent: the word 're-presentation' itself implies a secondary or feigned presence"(29).
News organizations should not acknowledge cornucopian theories, the Ehrlichs argue: Though political and social reporting should contain the views of all sides, journalists should "recognize the limits to reasonable debate in the physical and medical sciences" by ignoring any views that are not alarmist.
Part one presents a watershed event in Montaigne criticism, the publication of Terence Cave's Cornucopian Text in 1979 which problematized traditional interpretive approaches by emphasizing discontinuities and asymmetries that prevent readers from imposing a stable order or unity on the Essais.
Eriksen insists that "mixed unity does not preclude unity of design," but the Tasso he presents is nevertheless author of what Terence Cave has called "a cornucopian text" (The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance, Oxford, 1979).
Consider food, which--like many other consumer goods--is inexpensive in the United States, and available in cornucopian quantity and variety.
In The Cornucopian Text, Terence Cave showed virile style at work in "Sur des vers de Virgile," the fifth essay in the third book of Michel de Montaigne's Essais.
This cornucopian paradigm asserts that the limits before us are irrelevant, that finiteness is a Malthusian misconception, and that economic growth can be extended indefinitely into the future.
Terence Cave, The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1979); David Quint, Origin and Originality in Renaissance Literature: Versions of the Source (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).
The analyses, informed by post-structuralism, reader-response theory, and gender criticism, continue in large measure the line of investigation into Renaissance writing opened by Cave's The Cornucopian Text (1979).
1) We have been stimulated, if not always convinced, by a cornucopian Rabelais (Terence Cave), a sophist Rabelais (Gerard Defaux), an esoteric Rabelais (Claude Gaignebet), a misogynist Rabelais (Carla Freccero and Hope Glidden), a civic humanist Rabelais (Diane Desrosiers-Bonin), and the list could be much longer.
With Amazon bringing to the grocery business the cost savings, variety, and speed of service that have improved our living standards in so many other realms, there is every reason to expect an even more cornucopian future.
In sum, the internal world of Symzonia is presented as a cornucopian paradise of the south--because there the people are governed by a temperate Tao-like Providence (a free flow of naturally regulated rhythms)--while the internal Belzubia is depicted as a hell of the north, and the external world (wherein are to be found also descendants of Belzubia) as a generalized hell, in which people are given to consuming in excess beverages and foods which are craftily modified to become pleasure-procuring substances, but which in fact end up as being poisons for the human body: