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WHAT DOES HELIOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Heliotropism, a form of tropism, is the diurnal motion or seasonal motion of plant parts in response to the direction of the sun. The habit of some plants to move in the direction of the sun was already known by the Ancient Greeks. They named one of those plants after that property Heliotropium, meaning sun turn. The Greeks assumed it to be a passive effect, presumably the loss of fluid on the illuminated side, that did not need further study. Aristotle's logic that plants are passive and immobile organisms, prevailed. In the 19th century, however, botanists discovered that growth processes in the plant were involved, and conducted increasingly ingenious experiments. A. P. de Candolle called this phenomenon in any plant heliotropism. It was renamed phototropism in 1892, because it is a response to light rather than to the sun, and because the phototropism of algae in lab studies at that time strongly depended on the brightness. A botanist studying this subject in the lab, at the cellular and subcellular level, or using artificial light, is more likely to employ the more abstract word phototropism.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HELIOTROPIC» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «heliotropic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «heliotropic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about heliotropic
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HELIOTROPIC»
Discover the use of heliotropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heliotropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination
Contemporary writer Byatt uses the term heliotropic in two ways.
Jane Campbell, 2004
Making the Impossible Possible: Leading Extraordinary ...
The abundance approach offers its own unique perspective in these research
streams, as will be illustrated in the chapters that follow. One main message of
this book is that focusing on abundance gaps produces a heliotropic effect ...
Kim S. Cameron, Marc Lavine, 2006
20 straight line and the positively heliotropic animal will move in a straight line to
the source of light. (It was assumed that in these experiments the animal is under
the influence of only one source of light and positively heliotropic.) In a series of ...
Consider by way of comparison two possible explanations of a particular
heliotropic flower's movements over the course of the day: “It's heliotropic,” and “
it's supposed to be heliotropic.” The latter will explain both the behavior of a
Eric Marcus, 2012
For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression
For Derrida, the most significant feature of the heliotropic metaphors is not that
they privilege the faculty of sight, but rather that they are metaphors. As Aristotle
says, “metaphor is the transference to some thing of a name that designates ...
Adriana Cavarero, 2005
Appreciative Inquiry Handbook
The more an organization experiments with the affirmative mode, the more its
affirmative and heliotropic competence will grow. This is why, in many
organizations that have experimented with it, people have come to believe that
David L. Cooperrider, Diana Kaplin Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stavros, 2003
The Power of Movement in Plants
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Charles Darwin, 2012
Such heliotropic flower movement is common in plants that live in arctic and
alpine habitats. Examples are Adonis ramosa , Anemone patens , Dryas
integrifolia [14,l5], Oritrophium limnophilum , Papaver radicatum [14,15], ...
D.-P. Häder, M. Lebert, 2001
The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity
Conclusion: Heliotropic. Manoeuvres. Isn't there in the East, notably in Oceania, a
kind of rhizomatic model that contrasts in every respect with the Western model of
the tree? - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Tlwusand Plateaus Across the ...
Olivia Khoo, 2007
Winning teams and innovative technologies from the 2005 ...
Heliotropic Louvers On the exterior walls of the house, a set of louvers literally
moves with the sun. These vertical fins, offset from the main structure, are used to
regulate the amount of sun hitting the house and to create a chimney effect of the
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HELIOTROPIC»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heliotropic is used in the context of the following news items.
Europe's under-exploited solar industry is about to experience a …
China has also gone heliotropic. With plans for cleaner, more reliable energy sources than oil and coal, China wants to double world solar ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
The Importance of Failure: Members of A Perfect Circle, Faith No …
I warm up to a few of the songs on the record like “Smoking Umbrellas,” “Another Space Song,” “Heliotropic” and “Stuck on You” (possibly my ... «mxdwn.com, Jun 15»
Sunshine: the first act of creation
Our longing for summer suggests that we're all probably heliotropic. The sun is also one of the first acts of creation mentioned in the Bible and ... «www.parrysound.com, Jun 15»
Exclusive Premiere: Enola Fall, 'Stab On'
On Aug. 7, Tasmanian-based electro-pop-rockers Enola Fall will celebrate the release of their latest album, Heliotropic. Ahead of it hitting the ... «Diffuser.fm, Jun 15»
Chamber announces its 53rd annual award winners
Environmental Award has been awarded to Heliotropic Technologies. Heliotropic Technologies was created to help the world become a better ... «Boothbay Register, May 15»
A new perspective on the birth of Europe in 'The Edge of the World'
When we think about Europe in the centuries between late antiquity and the Renaissance, our viewpoint often tends to be heliotropic; that is, ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
FAILURE To Release 'The Heart Is A Monster' Album In June
... Weekly said "had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like 'Another Space Song' and 'Heliotropic'.". «BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Mar 15»
The Writer's Room
I've given up on the idea of replicating George Bernard Shaw's heliotropic garden shed, or Yeats's highfalutin' Thoor Ballylee, or even ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
Farm fresh wind
... the farmers who sell their product to the power company, which also employs heliotropic solar arrays and a natural gas facility here to provide ... «LA Observed, Mar 15»
SXSW 2015 Friday: In praise of Swedes and Failure
... to form, as it had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like “Another Space Song” and “Heliotropic.” ... «Entertainment Weekly, Mar 15»
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