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open texture

n
(Logic) philosophy the failure of natural languages to determine future usage, particularly the ability of predicates to permit the construction of borderline cases
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Noble metal nanoparticles such as of gold are concentrated only within the tumor cells because of their open texture and vasculature but not in the normal cells which allow the selective heating of the cancer cells upon irradiation with infrared radiation.
Arguments based on the concept-conception distinction and open texture might seem to threaten the Fixation Thesis, but on a closer look, they would show (if true) that the constitutional text is relatively less determinate (or relatively more underdeterminate) than it seems on first inspection.
The open texture of the paint offers both a high-quality look and an attractive feel.
The paper's second part on revisability and open texture is far richer and is untouched by McGinn.
Made using a traditional recipe where it is cloth bound, buttered and matured for six months producing a flaky, open texture cheese with a slightly sweet, nutty caramelised flavour reminiscent of the varieties produced in the County where it originated centuries ago.
It is made with local, pasteurised milk, always produced in a cylindrical shape and never pressed, which gives it its open texture.
Soil-based and soil-less composts can also be used, providing they have an open texture and are free-draining.
Sucupira is a fairly coarse-textured wood, but the end grain has an open texture that feels almost warm to the touch," said Gilmer.
They should be planted in either bulb fibre, soil-based or soil-less compost, provided it has a good, open texture and is moisture retentive but free-draining.
Hart's open texture of law, (3) where there are pockets of uncertainty, for Dworkin, there is an answer to nearly all legal questions.
The concentrate contains pumpkin, linseed and sunflower seeds which, together with wheat bran and oat flakes, produce a deliciously tasty, darker style bread with extra bite and a coarse, open texture.