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  • In literature, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance. For example, it could be a thing, a place, or a statement. The green light in The Great Gatsby is a motif, as is the repeated statement, "My father said that the reason for living is getting ready to stay dead" in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.
  • In music, a motif is a perceivable or salient recurring fragment that may be used to construct the entirety or parts of complete melodies, themes, and even accompaniments. See motif (music) Distinguished from a musical figure.
  • In biochemistry, a motif is a recurring pattern in the sequence of nucleotides or amino acids — see sequence motif (a.k.a. DNA motif) or structural motif (a.k.a. protein motif).
  • In computing, Motif is a graphical user interface toolkit — see Motif (widget toolkit).
  • For the concept in algebraic geometry, see motive (algebraic geometry); some mathematicians prefer to use motif as the singular.
  • "Motif" is not properly considered a synonym for theme.

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Motif ES Home Page (437 words)
Following on two years after the original Motif, a new chip delivering 128-note polyphony was central to the ES specification.
Although the Motif ES remains an outstanding instrument, widely used in hip hop, and almost omnipotent as the go-to touring keyboard, the currently looming Motif XS will replace it as the flagship Motif in April 2007.
If you already use a Motif ES you won't need telling how excellent it is. If a new, or even pre-owned Motif ES is coming into your sights, these instruments are built like tanks, offer commendable compatibility with models up and down the food chain, and sound terrific.
Motif (158 words)
If you are a Motif 2.1 Support customer you should have already gotten access to the code.
This is the latest patch release to Motif 2.1 and includes over 100 Motif defect fixes.
Motif is also the base graphical user interface toolkit for the
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