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PREHENSION. The lawful taking of a thing with an intent to, assert a right in it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Kolb's learning phases Combinations of the Kinds of Phases with appropriate transformation and knowledge activities prehension dialectics Concrete experience and Divergent Diverging reflective observation knowledge Observe: record observations Reflective observation Assimilative Assimilating and abstract (theoretical) Assess and/or theorize: conceptualization reflect on what the observations mean Abstract conceptualisation Convergent Converging and active experimentation knowledge Decide what is important (to do) Active experimentation and Accommodative Accommodating concrete-experience Implement decisions REFERENCES
Allden and Whittaker (1970) attributed differences between total herbage and animal consumption as largely due to differences in sward height and forage accessibility or ease of prehension for the grazing animal.
For Secondness, he [Whitehead] used the term prehension for "concrete fact of relatedness." He explained "that every prehension consists of three factors: (a) the subject which is prehending, namely, the actual entity in which that prehension is a concrete element; (b) the datum which is prehended; (c) the subjective form which is how that subject prehends that datum." For Thirdness, Whitehead adopted the Latin word nexus [I will use the plural nexuses] which represents an instance of connecting or binding together two or more actual entities: "Actual entities involve each other by reason of their prehensions of each other.
Functional relationships between grasp and transport components in a prehension task.
The poem thus demonstrates Auden's prehension of the paradoxical notion that we can come to know our increasingly indeterminate reality by exploring the non-verifiable realities of fictions.
Alternative methods should not, however, be based upon this assumption, but should be capable of detecting negative compensatory regrowth (e.g., injury or uprooting by pulling action during prehension) as well as positive.
Clement of Alexandria is found to be juxtaposing two conceptions of the Godhead, as mind and as a being beyond all rational prehension. In his Trinity of Father, Son, and Spirit, this distinction plays no part, and his allusions to the Spirit are so perfunctory as to suggest that his activity is equated with the business of the angels.
The crowning achievement in the coordination of these basic behaviors is the development of "prehension" or visually-directed reaching.
11 Heidegger occasionally returns to the question of prehension and the hand, for instance in Was heisst Denken?