Motif

A frequently observed 3D pattern of assemblage of secondary structures seen within different protein molecules, sometimes called a 'supersecondary' structure.

motif

  1. a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
  2. a theme that is elaborated on in a piece of music
  3. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

motif

an obvious pattern of events, characters, or themes.
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MOTIF

Maui Optical Tracking and Identification Facility
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Motif

• (n.) Motive. • (n.) A decorative applique design or figure, as of lace or velvet, used in trimming. • (n.) In literature and the fine arts, a salient feature or element of a composition or work; esp., the theme, or central or dominant feature; specif. (Music), a motive.
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motif

(from the article `dance`) ...of different ways; for example, with different numbers of people, at different speeds, with different styles of movement (jerky or smooth), or ...
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motif

noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work; `it was the usual `boy gets girl` theme`
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motif

motive noun a theme that is elaborated on in a piece of music
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motif

(arts) In the arts, a distinct element or image within a work, such as a detail in a painting or building or a significant object or action in a novel, especially one which is repeated and echoed throughout the work
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Motif

[chess composition] In chess composition, a motif is basic element of a move in the consideration why the piece moves and how it supports the fulfillment of a stipulation. Any move may and often does contain multiple motifs. Some composition schools put specific emphasis on motivation in chess problems, especially strategical school and Slo...
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Motif

[folkloristics] Motif is a word used by folklorists who analyze, interpret, and describe the traditional elements found in the lore of particular folk groups and compare the folklore of various regions and cultures of the world based on these motif patterns. Ultimately, folklorists identify motifs in folklore to interpret where, how, and wh...
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Motif

[literature] A motif is a pattern in a story ...
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Motif

[music] In music, a motif (pronunciation) or motive is a short musical idea, a salient recurring figure, musical fragment or succession of notes that has some special importance in or is characteristic of a composition: `The motive is the smallest structural unit possessing thematic identity`. The Encyclopédie de la Pléiade regards it as ...
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Motif

[narrative] In narrative, a motif (pronunciation) is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story. Through its repetition, a motif can help produce other narrative (or literary) aspects such as theme or mood. A narrative motif can be created through the use of imagery, structural components, language, and other narrative ...
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Motif

[software] In computing, Motif refers to both a graphical user interface (GUI) specification and the widget toolkit for building applications that follow that specification under the X Window System on Unix and Unix-like operating systems. Motif is the toolkit for the Common Desktop Environment and was thus the standard widget toolkit for U...
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Motif

[textile arts] In the textile arts, a motif (pronunciation) (also called a block or square) is a smaller element in a much larger work. In knitting and crochet, motifs are made one at a time and joined together to create larger works such as afghan blankets or shawls. A good example of a motif is the granny square. Motifs may be varied or r...
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Motif

[visual arts] In art, a motif (pronunciation) is an element of a pattern, image or part of one, or theme. A motif may be repeated in a design or composition, often many times, or may just occur once in a work. A motif may be an element in the iconography of a particular subject or type of subject that is seen in other works. Ornamental or d...
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Motif

Mo`tif' noun [ French] 1. In literature and the fine arts, a salient feature or element of a composition or work; esp., the theme, or central or dominant feature; specif. (Music) , a motive. « This motif , of old things lost, is a favorite one for the serious ballade.&...
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Motif

Mo'tif noun [ French] Motive.
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Motif

A consistent or recurrent element. In an architectural or decorative pattern, a motif is either employed as the central element in a work, or it is repeated either consistently or as a theme with variations.
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Motif

A conspicuous recurring element, such as a type of incident, a device, a reference, or verbal formul
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Motif

A decorative theme, component or element.
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motif

a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
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motif

A idea which is always present in a literary piece, it can also be an image, or a literary device; it is something about its theme.
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Motif

A recurring image or thematic element.
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