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Overview page. Subjects: Art — History by Period.

[from the Italian rilevare, ‘to raise’]

A sculpture made so that all or part of it projects from a flat surface. See letterpress; woodcut.

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Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

noun on relief historical (of an unemployed person in the Depression of the 1930s) receiving (minimal) pay for doing relief

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John Pownall Reeves.

in The Lone Flag

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4522 words.

This chapter mainly discusses the relief to refugees and how they were looked after. It describes the establishment of the C.E.R, the staff involved in the operations and the centres that...

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in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 28 words.

Term applied to objects or processes in which the design, image or motif projects from a flat surface (see Prints, §III, 1 and Relief sculpture).

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in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 31 words.

(It. rilievo, ‘projection’)

Three-dimensional sculpture projecting from a flat background. In alto-rilievo (high relief) the protrusion is great, basso-rilievo

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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

The reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area underneath or on the periphery of a denture base. A relief area is an area on a plaster model defined to relieve pressure on...

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Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

1 Provision of material and financial aid for victims of natural or manmade disasters. In the United States and many other countries, disaster relief is made available under...

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1 See remedy.

2 A tax concession; for example, a personal allowance (see income tax) or roll-over relief (see capital gains tax).


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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

In thin-section microscopy, variations due to the difference in refractive index between a mineral and its mounting medium. If the differences are small the mineral appears flat and...

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8 Obtaining Preliminary Relief

Robert H. Smit, Tyler B. Robinson and Janet M. Whittaker.

in International Commercial Arbitration in New York

June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Arbitration; Law. 22 pages. 11066 words.

This chapter examines the rules, laws, and practices in New York relating to preliminary measures in support of arbitrations that are international in character. Preliminary relief, also...

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5 Interim Relief

Reinmar Wolff.

in Commercial Arbitration in Germany

March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Arbitration; Law. 36 pages. 17391 words.

This chapter discusses the interim relief measures issued during arbitration proceedings. Interim measures represent one of the most difficult areas in arbitration as it is characterized by...

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