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Word: discursive

Definition: (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)


Sentences Containing 'discursive'

(the only substantive attempt to trace this culture yet produced) states that “film culture is an all encompassing term for a variety of structures, processes, activities and discourses that comprise a film community in its broadest definition.” And yet, these activities often leave only incomplete records and traces (even, in the case of Australian cinema, in relation to film production itself – which may seem to leave more recognisable, concrete artefacts): so how does one get a sense of the actual significance of particular activities, modes of thought, and discursive trends from the pages of various irregular publications, screening lists, plot synopses, intermittent editorials, minutes of meetings and interviews?
Hallmark of research is its discursive character.
The dynamic architect-led design–build workflow reintroduces discursive coordination, collaboration and consistent, reflexive managerial oversight over the arc of a project schedule, maximizing project efficiency (time, cost, functionality) without compromising design performance or the quality of project outcomes.
This new appointment was short-lived; Cardus's lengthy and discursive concert reviews were incompatible with this paper's style, and were ruthlessly cut by subeditors.

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