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isogloss

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Psychology.

A line on a map enclosing an area within which a particular linguistic feature (1) is found. Various types of isogloss are distinguished: an isophone is a feature of pronunciation, an isolexnull...

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non-spectral hue

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A hue which is not present in the spectrum of colours produced by splitting white light with a prism. Non-spectral hues include brown and the pastel colours. Compare spectral hue.

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palingenesis

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Earth Sciences and Geography.

1 Another name for recapitulationism.

2 In theology, spiritual rebirth through reincarnation or transmigration of souls into other bodies. [From Greek pal...

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plateau

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An extensive, relatively flat upland. Some plateaus are formed structurally, from resistant, horizontal rocks; some are erosion surfaces; some made of plateau lavas; see Bondre et al....

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reflectance

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Psychology.

1 The ratio of electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface to that which is incident upon it.

2 In ore microscopy, the amount of incident polarized...

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spatial frequency

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Psychology.

The inverse of the wavelength in a visual image that has been transformed into a sinusoidal grating of varying luminance, a high spatial frequency capturing fine detail and a low spatial...

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temporality

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Psychology.

In contrast to the measurable and calculated notion of time/chronology, temporality is concerned with the way in which a sequence of events, a kind of history, is physically experienced by...

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