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

A small structural element that is recognisable in several proteins, eg. alpha-helix.

Motif

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

Motif

an element which recurs in a literary work, or across literary works. [Contributor: Dr. Ismail S. Talib, National University of Singapore.]
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motif

[n] - a theme that is elaborated on in a piece of music 2. [n] - a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
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Motif

A short tune that characterises a composition
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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

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

Recurring characteristic or theme. ... <molecular biology> The smallest group of atoms in a polymer that, when under the influence of a rotation-translation operator, will assemble the rest of the atoms in the chain. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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motif

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

• (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

[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

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

an image or action in a literary work that is shared by other works and that is sometimes thought to belong to a collective unconsciousness.
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Motif

A decorative theme, component or element.
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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 term meaning 'subject'. Flowers or roses can be a motif
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motif

motif (mōtēf') , in literature, term that denotes the recurrent presence of certain character types, objects, settings, or situations in diverse genres and periods of folklore and literature. Examples of motifs include swords, money, food, jewels, forests, oceans, castles, dungeons, ...
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motif

motif, in music: see motive.
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Motif

A repetitive device or ploy in the context of any artistic form of expression that is forced upon the audience. An effectual pattern arises from this purposeful repetition. Motifs can be found through images, music, phrases, objects and ideas
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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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