demystification


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de·mys·ti·fy

 (dē-mĭs′tə-fī′)
tr.v. de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing, de·mys·ti·fies
To make less mysterious; clarify: The biography demystified the senator's career.

de·mys′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·mys′ti·fi′er n.
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demystification

[diːˌmɪstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndesmitificación f
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demystification

nEntmystifizierung f
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And demystification exercises also hasten to add that the technology is based on the centuries-old method of a general financial ledger which records every transaction.
The shocking broadside from Ambode's Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), Tunji Bello, on his former principal, hours after the new governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu took over, is being read in the political circle in the state as setting the stage for the eventual demystification of the immediate past governor.
Following an influential discussion of gender performance by Judith Butler, camp is currently understood as uniquely appropriate to the projects of parody, denaturalization, demystification, and mocking exposure of the elements and assumptions of a dominant culture; and the degree to which camping is motivated by love seems often to be understood only as the degree of its self-hating complicity with an oppressive status quo.
The newest addition to the 'Corporations, Globalisation and the Law' series from Edward Elgar Publishing, "Reframing Corporate Governance" by Javier Reyes (Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland) offers an articulate demystification of the scientific aspirations of neoclassical economics as understood and used by legal scholars.
"In 2019, society will push for the demystification of AI and demand a better understanding of what technology is being built and greater transparency into how it is being used.
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Poet Charles Siebert lamented the demystification of the heart.
Given such a historical progression, the emergence of Vladimir Putin -- particularly in light of his recent election victory -- is an antithesis to and an extreme demystification of a Marxist-Leninist school of thought.
He continues the demystification of the op-eds.How many articles do you receive per week and what percentage is published?On average, 50 opinion articles and numerous letters to the editor and items for The Cutting Edge column.
This is potentially the beginning of the demystification, showing its physiological and biological underpinnings," co-author Robin Carhart-Harris from Imperial College London told (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/19/brain-scans-reveal-mind-opening-response-to-psychedelic-drug-trip-lsd-ketamine-psilocybin) the Guardian.
On offer is an overriding political aesthetic summed up best in the opening lines of Gidal's most famous essay, "Theory and Definition of Structural/Materialist Film" (1975): "Structural/Materialist film attempts to be non-illusionist." For Gidal, this meant that "the process of the film's making deals with devices that result in demystification or attempted demystification of the film process." Only the proper film infrastructure could yield films that reveal the infrastructure of film.