Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

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Trans-national fragments

August 31st, 2007

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• prefix: 1 across; beyond: transcontinental. 2 on or to the other side of: transatlantic. 3 into another state or place: translate.  — ORIGIN from Latin trans ‘across’
national
• adjective:  1 relating to or characteristic of a nation. 2 owned, controlled, or financially supported by the state.
• noun a citizen of a particular country.
fragment
• noun /frmnt / 1 a small part broken off or detached. 2 an isolated or incomplete part: a fragment of conversation.  — ORIGIN Latin fragmentum, from frangere ‘to break’ (more…)

Overcome Temporalities

August 31st, 2007

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• verb (past overcame; past part. overcome) 1 succeed in dealing with (a problem). 2 defeat. 3 (usu. be overcome) (of an emotion) overwhelm
temporality
• noun (pl. temporalities) the state of existing within or having some relationship with time. (more…)

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