Artists: Romana Maria Egartner, Ashley Holwell, 2011 (c)

Kinetic meta

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information |?inf?r?m? sh ?n|
1 facts provided or learned about
something or someone : a vital piece of
information. See note at knowledge .
 Law a formal criminal charge lodged
with a court or magistrate by a prosecutor
without the aid of a grand jury
: the tenant may lay an information
against his landlord.
2 what is conveyed or represented by
a particular arrangement or sequence
of things : genetically transmitted
 Computing data as processed, stored,
or transmitted by a computer.
 (in information theory) a mathematical
quantity expressing the probability
of occurrence of a particular sequence
of symbols, impulses, etc., as contrasted
with that of alternative sequences.

conscious |kaÅNn ch s|
aware of and responding to one’s surroundings;
 having knowledge of something;
aware : we are conscious of the
extent of the problem.
 (conscious of) painfully aware of;
sensitive to : he was very conscious of
his appearance.
 concerned with or worried about a
particular matter : they were growing
increasingly security-conscious.
 (of an action or feeling) deliberate
and intentional : a conscious effort to
walk properly.
 (of the mind or a thought) directly
perceptible to and under the control of
the person concerned.

knowledge |naÅNlij|
1 facts, information, and skills acquired
by a person through experience or
education; the theoretical or practical
understanding of a subject : a thirst for
knowledge | her considerable knowledge
 what is known in a particular field
or in total; facts and information : the
transmission of knowledge.
 Philosophy true, justified belief;
certain understanding, as opposed to
2 awareness or familiarity gained by
experience of a fact or situation : the
program had been developed without
his knowledge
| he denied all knowledge
of the overnight incidents.
relating to organized information
stored electronically or digitally : the
knowledge economy.

flow |fl|
verb [ intrans. ]
(esp. of a fluid) move along or out
steadily and continuously in a current
or stream : from here the river flows
north | a cross-current of electricity
seemed to flow between them.
 (of the sea or a tidal river) move
toward the land; rise. Compare with
 [with adverbial of direction ] (of
clothing or hair) hang loosely in an
easy and graceful manner : her red hair
flowed over her shoulders.
 circulate continuously within a
particular system : ventilation channels
keep the air flowing | an electric current
flows through it.
 [with adverbial of direction ] (of
people or things) go from one place to
another in a steady stream, typically in
large numbers : the firm is hoping the
orders will keep flowing in.
 proceed or be produced smoothly,
continuously, and effortlessly : talk
flowed freely around the table.
 (flow from) result from; be caused
by : there are certain advantages that
may flow from that decision.
 be available in copious quantities :
their talk and laughter grew louder as
the excellent brandy flowed.
 (of a solid) undergo a permanent
change of shape under stress, without
noun [in sing. ]
the action or fact of moving along in a
steady, continuous stream : the flow of
water into the pond.
 the rate or speed at which such a
stream moves : under the ford the river
backs up, giving a deep sluggish flow.
 the rise of a tide or a river. Compare
with ebb .
 a steady, continuous stream of something
: she eased the car into the flow
of traffic
 menstrual discharge.
 the gradual permanent deformation
of a solid under stress, without


connection |knek sh n| ( Brit.
also connexion)
1 a relationship in which a person,
thing, or idea is linked or associated
with something else : the connections
social attitudes and productivity
| sufferers deny that their problems
have any connection with drugs.
 the action of linking one thing with
another : connection to the Internet.
the placing of parts of an electric
circuit in contact so that a current may
 a link between pipes or electrical
components : it is important to ensure
that all connections between the wires
are properly made.
 a link between two telephones : she
replaced the receiver before the connection
was made.
 an arrangement or opportunity
for catching a connecting train, bus,
aircraft, etc. : ferry connections are
sporadic in the off season.
 such a train, bus, etc. : we had to
wait for our connection to Frankfurt.
 ( connections) people with whom
one has social or professional contact
or to whom one is related, esp. those
with influence and able to offer one
help : he had connections with the
music industry.
2 informal a supplier of narcotics : she
introduced Jean to a number of her
male drug connections.
 a narcotics sale or purchase.
3 chiefly historical an association of
Methodist churches.


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Kinetic meta
June 21, 2011