offer affordances

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offer affordances

  1. (idiomatic) To give elbow room or leeway (for something to happen).
    • 1985, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire, Columbia University Press, page 15
      The two sides, the political and the erotic, necessarily obscure and misrepresent each other - but in ways that offer important and shifting affordances to all parties in historical gender and class struggle.