Intermittency

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Intermittency

When a non-linear dynamical system alternates between periodic and chaotic behavior. See: Dynamical Systems.
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Unfortunately, they both pose major problems of intermittence and portability (for transportation).
However, the inclusion of the number of years of actual establishment-specific tenure should control for some of the effects of intermittence.
Foxe's discourse on cruelty refers simultaneously to phenomenally real or observable events and, in Lacanese, to a shattering instance of the Real, and it does so precisely because the metaphysical solution to the problem of cruelty appears, for good or for ill, as a flashing intermittence for Foxe's readership, in ways that remain legibly distinct from Sade's writing and cultural ethos.
It may be the influence of this oral tradition, in fact, which explains the intermittence of the author's use of quotation marks in his citing of Genet throughout his text.
The capacity of wind farms would have to reach about 20pc of UK demand before their intermittence required a greater spinning reserve already in place.
However, so far the potential for stand-alone wind units has been relatively limited because of intermittence of both supply and demand.
It is intermittence, just as psychoanalysis says, that is erotic; that place where the skin sparkles between two pieces of clothing (the pants and the sweater), between two sides (the half-open skirt, the glove and the sleeve).
There we sat out the next seven weeks--in retrospect these seven charmed weeks even now appear to me twice as long as our nine-months' intermittence in Haiti, perhaps because none of us knew from one day to the next whether my mother would ever get out of Germany.
While changes in Canadian immigration policy provided the ground conditions for Chinese arrivals, it is the growing prosperity and indications of political uncertainty that propelled middle class people from Hong Kong and Taiwan to seek safety and stability in Canada to protect their assets and to raise their children, the initial closed-window and then open-door policies of the Chinese government in the Mainland that caused intermittence in the arrival of different types of Mainland immigrants, and the internal and external warfares in and the consequent economic plight of Vietnam that implanted poor refugeee migrants on Canadian soil.
Microgrids ensure better power quality supply by enabling connection of microgrids to the macrogrid, thus reducing the grid imbalances and reducing power supply intermittence problems.
They ensure better power quality by enabling connection to macrogrids that helps reduce grid imbalances and power supply intermittence.
On ne s'est pas liee d'une grande amitie pour la seule raison qu'il venait et intervenait par intermittence au theatre.