A thin film of chemical or biological matter that constitutes the specifically permeable boundary between a system and its environment.
Membranes are interfaces which selectively in space and time allow or inhibit the transference of inputs and outputs from the environment to the system and vice-versa. Membranes are as much connective devices as separators.
Some cosmologists and physicists recently started to use the strange neologism "brane"(shortshrift for membrane) to signify the hypothetical divisions in-between the numerous dimensions now postulated in some theories about the universe (or universes)
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