noun, provocation

  1. methods of assessing individual, collective, or institutional success and failure.
  2. hardline framing devices intended to mingle hard and social sciences in verification of architectural design work.
  3. imminent ethical frameworks, value systems, and cultural structures within a body of work, ways of working and thinking.
  4. linguistics: the use or study of meter in composition.
  5. tradition; a trope for establishing critical distance from one’s work.
  6. the assessed value of learning through intellectual risk taking.