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Definition of Voyeurism - In the United States, our privacy is becoming less and less every day. There are video cameras surrounding us everywhere, the government can track our cell phones, and anyone can see everything we post on the internet. However; the topic I chose, voyeurism, is defined as the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity usually considered to be of a private nature. The term comes from the French voyeur, "one who looks" and a male voyeur is commonly labeled "Peeping Tom"....   [tags: Psychology, Crime, Sexuality]
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Definition of burglary - Definition of Burglary Crime is defined as an act that violates the criminal law and is punishable by the state. (Conklin, 2013, p. 3) Burglary is considered a property crime by The Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR) and defined as “entry into a structure using force without permission to commit a felony or theft.”(FBI, 2010) The UCR collects data on various crimes that are reported by law enforcement agencies. By collecting and publishing data received from law enforcement officers the information can be used in the future to improve the time officers respond to calls as well as give the public information on crime statistics....   [tags: legal issues, criminal law]
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Definition Essay: Murder - Murder is considered a serious crime in our country. The loosely defined term of murder implies that a person who kills another human being with intent is known as being the worst kind of violent crime we see in our society. Any unlawful killing requires that a living person be killed and it does not mean that the guilty person feels any hatred or spite in order to plan and execute the act of murder. Moreover, the destructive acts that end peoples lives are classified as homicides which include manslaughter and first and second degree murder....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1307 words
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My Definition of Success - In his poem, “What is Success,” Ralph Waldo Emerson gave priceless insight when he wrote: To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded....   [tags: Definition Essays 2014]
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Free Definition Essays - A Baseball Fan - A Baseball Fan What is a baseball fan. The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, the term is very appropriate. They behave insanely, they are insane about baseball trivia, and they are insanely loyal. Certainly the behavior of baseball fans is insane. They wear their official team t-shirts and warm-up jackets to the mall, the store, the classroom, and, if they can get away with it, to work. Then, whenever the team offers a giveaway item, the fans rush out to get the roll-up hat, tote bag, or beer cooler offered that day ....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 470 words
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What is the Legal Definition of Bullying - When one thinks of bullying, schoolchildren and their, sometimes abusive, behavior often comes to mind. Their is no real debate about the effects of bullying on both the bully and the victim. However, what is never really considered is the effect bullying has on the law. The New Oxford American Dictionary (Stevenson & Lindberg, 2010) defines ‘bullying’ as “[the] use [of] superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.” This will be the definition used as there is no legal definition of bullying....   [tags: cyberbullying, bullying law, anti bullying]
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Plato and the definition of justice - In the Republic that Plato wrote in 380 before J.C. to give his opinion of the political state and justice, many definitions are given through the character of Socrates, who was Plato's mentor, and through characters inspired of Greek philosophers, generally sophists, as Thrasymachus, and Glaucon, who was Plato's own brother. Definitions are given as outcomes of debates between Socrates and the sophists, during which each character leads at a moment or another, until a stronger argument, usually asserted by Socrates, close the discussion....   [tags: Social Role, Greek Philosophy]
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Varying Definitions of Community - Varying Definitions of Community Being enrolled here at State University, one is a part of a community, a type of give and take community between both the elite student and knowledgeable professor.  The students enroll in this community by choice, and all of them share a common goal of success and wanting to grow and prosper through the community experience.  Today's version of the word community differs from past years and probably from how the word will evolve in the future.  In the examining of different dictionaries on the word “community” one can find that the meanings are very similar, yet they also have some slight variations....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Definition and Limitations of Harm - John Stuart Mill’s treatise On Liberty defines liberty as the ability to behave however one desires, with the condition one does not harm another individual (Mill 11). However, the definition of harm is vast, and could range from murder or rape to insulting an individual’s feelings. To account for this, Mill specifies what constitutes harm. In this essay, I will consider Mill’s interpretation and definition of harm. Mill argues harm is unwelcome and discernible damage against an individual, through injury, imprisonment, monetary loss, or slander (Mill 81)....   [tags: liberty, physical injury]
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The Definition of Family in Slave Communities - The definition of family has changes dramatically over the course of history, especially from culture to culture. It is quite interesting to research the definition of family within slave communities because the slave definition of family not only changed from plantation to plantation, but also slave to slave. Upon reading the secondary sources, “The Shaping of the Afro-American Family,” by Steven Mintz, & Susan Kellogg, "Marriage in Slavery," by Brenda Stevenson, and “Motherhood in Slavery” by Stephanie Shaw, and the primary sources WPA Interviews of former slaves conducted in the 1930s....   [tags: Sociology, Slavery, American History ]
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Perspectives on the Definition of Knowledge - “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. Just like a child whose perception of the world defines where he fits in changes as he gets older as a result of the numerous adversities and criticisms imposed on him, so do the norms of what is accepted as knowledge today, as new ideas and discoveries are made. To what extent is knowledge provisional. Or to what extent is knowledge subject to change/ modification....   [tags: information philosopher]
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Comparison of Characters and The Definition of a Hero - Heroes are rarely seen in today's world. Too many people are worried about money or power to be concerned with others around them. But then that leads to the definition of a hero. It is possibly a person who does moral good in the world, or perhaps someone who stands up for those who do not have the power to do so themselves. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but people must remember that they are still human. They do make mistakes and they can be selfish. Such is the case in both Hamlet and Tempest....   [tags: hamlet, prospero, tempest]
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The Definition of Beauty Throughout the Centuries - Dangerous Ideals A woman may ask herself, "what traits are considered beautiful?" Over the years, the most sought after qualities could easily be viewed as long light blonde, ruby red, or midnight black hair, skin as milky as ivory, lips as red as a cherry, a bust as perky as ripe melons, a waist as seamless as an hourglass, hips that are voluptuous and round, all with legs as long as stilts. The flawless image of Jessica Rabbit walking into a smoke filled room containing men who gawk, trip, and even fight their way over each other, just to catch a glimpse of this exotic, beautiful, sensual woman is the epitome of sexuality....   [tags: epitome of beauty, pop culture]
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What is the Definition of Race? - Race presents itself with a complex definition because of the amount of differing opinions on the word and also because its definition has changed over time. At its core, the term race in 21st century America consists of individuals classified into a group based on the similar tangible and viewable characteristics they possess; however, it must be noted that there are many factors that affect what race is. In 21st century America, a race consists of a group of individuals with similar viewable intrinsic characteristics....   [tags: Ethnicity vs Race] 2122 words
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The Definition and Functioning of Marketing - Introduction Marketing is entwined and entangled in our everyday lives. As we become more connected, more informed and more prosperous, we desire and have the capacity to demand more products and services. These products and services are aimed to satisfy our basic needs, and the wants that evolve from them....   [tags: marketing philosophies, consumer, ]
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Rosemary Jackson's Definition of the Fantastic - Throughout Rosemary Jackson's work three significant points could me made about her definition of the fantastic. Jackson writes about the fantastic as a genre or mode, how it should be interpreted by the reader, and more specifically, what it embodies. According to Jackson, because the fantastic is not a literary category it can not be defined as a genre and should therefore be referred to as a mode placed between the marvelous and the uncanny. Referring to the fantastic as a "mode" helps and leans towards a definition of this type of literature....   [tags: Rosemary Jackson, ] 779 words
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The Australia Constitution's Definition of Marriage - Section 51 (xxi) of the Australia Constitution gives Commonwealth power to regulate and define the meaning of marriage. It has been defined as “a formal, monogamous and heterosexual union for life”. This definition of marriage is taken from the 19th century English cases, which are Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee . However, nowadays, people start to challenge the definition of marriage given in the constitution and demand for the change. They want the definition of marriage includes same sex couples and these couples been given the same rights as heterosexual couples....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage ] 997 words
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The Definition and Importance of Data Encryption - Data Encryption The definition and importance of data encryption Data encryption refers to the process of transforming electronic information into a scrambled form that can only be read by someone who knows how to translate the code. In nowadays business world, it’s the easiest and most practical way to secure the information that we stored and processed, and it’s significant for our sensitive information. For example, as electronic commerce is popular now, the vendors and retailers must protect the customers’ personal information from hackers or competitors....   [tags: coding, decoding, computer technology]
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Definition and Three Types of Bullying - Dosomething.org, an organization created to help young people, shares eleven facts about bullying. “There are over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year, 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time, approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying, 1 in 7 students in grades k-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying, 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school, over two- thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying....   [tags: bullying, social issues, family issues]
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The Definition and Meaning of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: Warfare]
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Controversies on the Definition of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: what is terrorism, analysis, nature of duality]
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Definition and Historical Application of Freedom - “Freedom is anything but unproblematic.” This words reign true when we look at the debates over the definition of freedom throughout all of history and even today. With debates over the NSA, the TSA, the Patriot Act, etc., Americans, and people of other nations who face similar debates over civil liberties, are constantly faced with the issue of figuring out what do we mean by freedom and how absolute should our freedom be. We discuss and debate over the extent to which we have our freedom and yet well all believe that freedom is a core value we all should have even though we don’t agree upon what it is and the extent to which we should have it....   [tags: Institution of Slavery, Free Labor]
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Types and Definition of Compliance Gaining - Definition of compliance gaining: Compliance gaining is a term used in the social sciences, specifically in sociology and communication studies, to identify the act of intentionally trying to alter behavior. The term refers to how people try to get other people to do things, or comply. In short, the term compliance gaining strategies are used to define the tactics we use to persuade others to think or act in a desired way. I. TYPES OF COMPLIANCE GAINING STRATEGIES: Reward and Punishment: So, in case you do not like to lets say suck up to people, then Face Maintenance is not for you....   [tags: compliance gaining, sociology, communication, ]
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Plato and Aristotle's Definition of Art - Two and a half centuries ago in the Mediterranean, the definition of art was not synonymous with the term as we know it. It encompassed painting, sculpting, poetry, and all what he still recognize as art, as well as craftwork, carpentry and similar occupations. Plato was the first to address the nature of art seriously, and did so quite emphatically. Considering it unimportant and even dangerous, he denounced it. His student, Aristotle, who handled the same subject next, held incompatible and sometimes opposing views on the matter....   [tags: Philosophy] 1261 words
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The Definition of a True Education - After more than 200 years later, this great America has overcome many hurdles such as becoming independent from Britain, a civil war, and the civil rights movement; yet it still has not overcome one thing: education. Administrators or the school board may think they are doing well at their job based on test scores taken by the students but they are not. Too many kids are unprepared for college and too many students drop out of high school for reasons such as pregnancy, financial issues, and having lost the motivation or desire to learn to continue their education....   [tags: knowledge, teacher, exam, testing, student]
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Definition and Study of Cultural Construction - Cultural construction is one of the key values in the study of Anthropology for several reasons. According to Peoples and Bailey in our Humanity book, Anthropology not only helps us understand the biological, technological, and cultural development of humanity but it’s also intended to teach us the importance of understanding and appreciating cultural diversity. By definition, “Cultural constructions are arbitrary in that they are created and maintained by each culture, cultural constructions are not fixed forever rather they are dynamic and change over time....   [tags: Anthropology, Different Cultures]
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What is the Definition of Death? - What does death mean. How is death defined. “Death is the one great uncertainty. The subject of powerful social and religious rituals and moving literature, it is contemplated by philosophers, probed by biologists, and combatted by physicians.” (Rector, 2008,3)(Defining Death, 1981) For centuries, death has been defined as the absence of cessation of respiratory and/or cardiopulmonary function, or in more layman’s terms, the heart stops beating or the person stops breathing (Rector, 2008, 30)....   [tags: philosophy, death]
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The Definition of Electronic Door Lock - ... [3] "In America, it's all about convenience and gadgets. If you can walk up to the door with your smartphone and touch the lock and it opens, why do you want keys?" he says, "As long as it’s secure." [3] Four examples of door lock products that are out on the market or soon to be released are: Lockitron, UnikeyKevo, August Smart Lock and Goji Smart Lock. [4] The problems that people faced nowadays are the house burglary cases increase days by days. Some homeowner cannot control the security of their house when he or she is not around....   [tags: burglary, homeowner, metal tool ]
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Definition of White Collar Crime - White collar crime has many definitions, one of the earlier described it as illegal or unethical acts that violate fiduciary (holding or held in trust) responsibility of public trust committed by an individual or organization, usually during the course of legitimate occupational activity, by persons of high or respectable social status for personal or organizational gain. However, as time went on the definitions and variation of the crimes began expanding and a definition did not describe the act to completion....   [tags: concealment, reliance, finance theft]
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An Extended Definition of Beauty - The subjective element of beauty involves judgment, not opinion. Many people feel beauty is only something seen by the eyes. St. Thomas Aquinas views beauty in both the supernatural and natural orders. Aquinas lists the attributes of beauty to be found in nature. These are; unity, proportion, and clarity. We will see how these attributes of beauty are seen through the eye and felt by the heart. To begin, the concept of unity follows the Aristotelian proposition that nothing can be added to or taken away from a perfect work of art....   [tags: Aquinas, beauty and dress]
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Definition of Formal Problem Statement - Definition of formal problem statement: Formal problems satement arise as wrong clients determination confirms up in divide journal files are wrong planned for further one month. Thus, Julie has to make more than one delayed notice, which corresponds to each month, intended for each one customer. Followed through, Rhonda is reliable to identify these substitute notices and join them into one. Two serious formal problems statement: First, the workload increase significantly. Second, the separate letters rarely slip an along with a customer can get some late notices....   [tags: Problem Solving]
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A Technical Definition of Entropy - Introduction One of the most important concepts in thermodynamics is entropy. In thermodynamics, a system is any region of space that is to be studied. Entropy is a thermodynamic property of a system just like the temperature, pressure, and composition. Specifically, entropy is a measure of the randomness of a system and has units of joules per kelvin. A joule is a measurement of energy and a kelvin is a measurement of temperature. A system whose members are highly randomized is said to be highly disordered and therefore has higher entropy....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Legal Definition of Kidnapping - According to the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children, over 2,000 children are reported every day. This adds up to almost 800,000 reported cases of missing children (Falcon, G., 2007). With figures like these, in conjunction with the constant flow of news stories depicting kidnapping victims from all walks of life and from every corner of the country it appears that no one is safe from the possibility of becoming a kidnap victim. Kidnapping is a difficult phenomenon to study because the statistics are intimidating and the news coverage is vast, and yet according to Carolyn Ann Vlk, Peter Thomas Senese, and Joel S....   [tags: Federal Agents, Child Abduction]
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Definition and Overview of Strokes - Suffering through a stroke would be bad enough as it is, and 44 million people would agree, but imagine being disabled for the rest of your life afterword. Health care is a human right, and in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt stated that, “freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence” and every human being should have “the right to adequate medical care …” (HNN) With this being said, you would think that no health insurance company should be able to deny a stroke victim’s disability claim (HNN)....   [tags: Oxygen Supply, Brain, Disabilities, Death]
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The Definition of Organizational Culture - Culture and Structure Organizational structure and culture are important elements in a company. Why are these important and how do they affect each other within an organization. The culture is created when the company founders establish a vision or mission (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2013). This is their dream and the future of what they have created. The values are traits that are learned from the first employees hired, which then creates the culture or the personality of the business. The definition of organizational culture is ‘The shared values, principles, traditions, and ways of doing things that influence the way organizational members act’ (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2013, p...   [tags: company, structure, mechanist]
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Defintion Essay - Is it Possible to Define Art? - Defintion Essay - Is it Possible to Define Art. Art is the intentional use of some medium to communicate emotions or ideas between minds. Some combination of the five senses is used to conduct information, so art may take the form of music, painting, sculpture, dance, and others. Art may be collaborative, as with the presentation of a symphony, which may involve a composer, a conductor, players, and a lighting crew all working to create the art of the presentation. Also, art occurs in at least one level of abstraction removed from reality, a representation of the real thing....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 611 words
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Intelligence Definition and Measurements - Psychologists have differed on the definition for intelligence and how to measure intelligence. In this paper the definition of intelligence and how it is measured will be discussed by comparing and contrasting the two intelligence tests and two achievement tests chosen from the Mental Measurement Yearbook. The intelligence tests chosen were the Primary Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (PTONI) and the Test of Memory and Learning, 2nd ed., (TOMAL-2) and the achievement tests chosen were the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI) and the Differential Ability Scales, 2nd ed....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Definition of Marriage Essay - Recently, people have been arguing with respect to the definition of marriage. To get married is a very important event for almost everyone. Particularly for women, marriage and giving a birth could be the two major events of their lives. Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett are authors who are arguing about homosexual marriage. Sullivan believes in same-sex marriage because he thinks everyone has a right to marry. On the other hand, Bennett speaks out against Sullivan’s opinion. Bennett makes a claim that marriage is between a man and a woman structuring their entire life together....   [tags: Literary Review]
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Definition of Social Psychology - Psychology is a social science study that covers diverse subject topics and carries out different forms of research in order to understand the development and function of human beings. A scientific study focuses on people's mind and its functions especially those affecting behavior in a particular context. Psychology is divided into different branches, and each branch addresses its own form of content in relation to mental processes and behavior. Social psychology is one of the psychology branches....   [tags: scientific method, human behavior]
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My Definition of Success - When I think of success, I think of a bumper sticker I saw once which read, “He who dies the most toys wins”. That has always stuck with me because I have never thought of material possessions as the yard stick of my success in life. As everyone wishes, I would like to be comfortable and not always worrying about bills but, extravagance for the sake of status is not success. I think success in a person is defined by happiness and people’s pride in being a good person. Although, it is different for everyone, no one can tell you if you were successful at something....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 510 words
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Microencapsulation purpose and definition - Microencapsulation Definition Microencapsulation is the technology of packaging solid, liquid and gaseous materials into small capsule by coating the materials with protective matrix or wall materials (Hogan et al. 2001; Cerdeira et al., 2007; Champagne and Fustier, 2007; Madene et al., 2005). In other words, it is a process in which tiny particles or droplets are surrounded by a coating, or embedded in a homogeneous or heterogeneous matrix (Gharsallaoui et al.,2007). The materials within the capsule that are surrounded by coating materials are known as core, internal phase or fill....   [tags: Chemistry]
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The Definition of a Friend - Definition of a Friend What is the definition of a friend. Many people have friends that they can count on for anything. Others have fair-weather friends that are there when they need something. There are countless definitions of what a friend could be. Someone who has a close personal relationship of mutual affection and trust with another is the dictionary's definition of a friend. Although there are many definitions of a friend, one knows the true meaning of friendship if they have ever had a friend....   [tags: Personal Essays Friendship Description Paps] 451 words
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The Definition of Poverty - What are the definitions of poor and poverty. Many people hear the words poverty and have different meanings, so how do we know which definition and I poor is the correct one. According to many people poverty may mean a person who does not have any money to do the things they want to do, however most people can afford to live only on the things they truly need. This is just one example; there are many other definitions of the word poverty. Then what do people consider to be the meaning of the word poor....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 638 words
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The Definition Of Marketing - Marketing is a term that is used frequently. Generally, it is thought of as how a company advertises and sells their products or services, but upon reading several sources during the research phase of creating this paper, it was found that there are many more elements involved in marketing. Marketing goes way beyond advertising and selling; it is a focal point of a company that drives the direction the company takes. According to Perreault, there are two definitions for marketing....   [tags: Business Marketing]
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The Definition of Justice - The Republic by Plato examines many aspects of the human condition. In this piece of writing Plato reveals the sentiments of Socrates as they define how humans function and interact with one another. He even more closely Socrates looks at morality and the values individuals hold most important. One value looked at by Socrates and his colleagues is the principle of justice. Multiple definitions of justice are given and Socrates analyzes the merit of each. As the group defines justice they show how self-interest shapes the progression of their arguments and contributes to the definition of justice....   [tags: World Literature] 851 words
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The Definition of Periodisation - The Definition of Periodisation Periodisation ============= Anderson (1997) offers us a simple definition of periodisation he says that it ‘simply means the division of your overall training into periods which accomplish different goals’ Wilmore and Costill (1994) interestingly define the term with reference to overtraining, they define periodisation in their glossary as ‘Varying the training stimulus over discrete periods of time to prevent overtraining’. Overtraining and Associated Definitions Fry et al (1991) provides us with the following definitions: Overload training: The process of stressing an individual to provide a stimulus for a...   [tags: Free Essays] 383 words
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The Definition of Poverty - Evaluate different sociological approach to the definition of poverty The definition of poverty is the centre of a farce debut. This is if the definition is &#8216;absolute&#8217; or &#8216;relative&#8217; poverty. The farce intensity of this debut became prominent in the late part of the 19th century and the early parts of the 20th century. This was when people started to feel that some thing most is do about the growing level of inequality and &#8216;poverty&#8217;. This was the founding step of the welfare state and the benefits system in action today....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Definition of Christmas - The sole definition of Christmas at one time was, an annual church festival in memory of the birth of Christ. Now when the word Christmas is mentioned people think about lights, trees, presents, food, friends and family, along with the birth of Christ. Some view these added meanings as a good change and some view them as a bad change. In today&#8217;s world Christmas is not defined only as celebrating the birth of Christ but also the celebration of giving, and the celebration of family and friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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The Definition of Cyberpunk - The Definition of Cyberpunk In Bruce Sterling's article, "Cyberpunk in the Nineties," he explained how public opinion had defined himself, Rucker, Shiner, Shirley, and Gibson as the cyberpunk "gurus" in the 1980's. Because of being labeled cyberpunk "gurus," the public had come to understand the definition of cyberpunk as "anything that cyberpunks write." To break this definition of cyberpunk established by popular public opinion, I will pursue giving cyberpunk a more definite definition. After reading numerous cyberpunk fiction stories, I noticed reoccurring themes in these stories....   [tags: Science Fiction Literary Genre Essays Papers]
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Definition of a Perfusionist - Perfusion The Definition of a Perfusionist The definition of a perfusionist by the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary is that of a certified medical technician, responsible for and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine). (Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary ’95 edition) The perfusionist is the heart and the lungs of the patient while they are having open heart or by-pass surgery. A perfusionist has a daily routine similarly to those found in other professions. Also they are required to receive a college degree to be qualified to perform their job....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Definition of Disciple - The Definition of Disciple Discipleship is the core of Christian ethics, especially as the last command of Jesus (28:19). When I heard the word “disciple” in childhood Sunday School, I envisioned an eager, bearded man with dirty robes straining intently towards Jesus, like a child begging to hear more of a bedtime story. In high school youth group, we talked about being good disciples by obeying the rules: no kissing, no running, no talking in church. But as I re-read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s stirring, straightforward work, The Cost of Discipleship as a Lenten devotional, my idea of what a disciple is and does is crumbling like old paint....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Definition of Education - The Definition of Education Education what is it. It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word "educatio which means to bring up"1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that education is training not learning....   [tags: Education Educating School Teaching Essays] 686 words
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Concept Definition Map - Content area vocabulary is a key component to children’s success in the subject. Developing content area vocabulary in their students is sometimes a challenge for teachers. There are many strategies to help teachers build and strengthen vocabulary in their classroom. One strategy is a type of graphic organizer called a concept definition map. “The use of graphic organizers to organize information sometimes gets a bad rap. However, using these tools involves much more than just putting information into little boxes” (Concept/Definition Maps to Comprehend Curriculum Content, 2011)....   [tags: Content Area, Vocabulary, Education, Students]
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The Definition of Organic Foods Should Be Redefined - Organic versus conventional foods are always being debated to whether they are worth the extra cost. This seems to be an easy question, at first, but begs a more in-depth analysis to come to a conclusion. Organic definitions can vary by government, company and even individuals. Many people have their own ideas of what organic means. My personal definition, before this research assignment, was that organic products were grown with no pesticides, chemical additives, or preservatives and grown in a humane way....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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What Is Literature? - Since the 18th century, the definition of the concept "literature" has become a problematic and a controversial issue among various literary schools. What is literature. What are the qualities that distinguish a literary text from a non-literary one. Does literature have any particular function in society. These are some crucial questions whose answers were supposed to limit and define the scope of "literature". However, various literary and critical schools have advanced different and contradictory responses to these same questions, which have consequently led to a failure in producing an authoritatively established definition of "literature"....   [tags: Definition ] 1779 words
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High-Definition Multimedia Interface - With HD equipment, there are several different connection options, but choosing the right one is easy. Only HDMI is made specifically with high definition in mind. HDMI means High-Definition Multimedia Interface. What separates HDMI from other cable options. First, HDMI transmits a purely digital signal. This eliminates the signal loss that can occur with analog conversion or external line interference. Second, HDMI has an outstanding bandwidth, pushing up to 10.2 Gbps. A single HDMI 1.3 cable can transmit digital video and eight channels of audio....   [tags: Technology] 746 words
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We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism - We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism In early 1974, the Secretary General of the United Nations, U Thant, invited the Palestinian Liberation Organization to attend the General Assembly gathering on November 13, 1974, and in doing so gave legitimacy to the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a governing body. In Yasser Arafat’s speech to the General Assembly, he thanked the United Nations for recognizing his organization and its legitimacy. When Arafat addressed the General Assembly, he made the argument that the actions taken by his government were not acts of terrorism, but these were acts of revolution and their purpose was to regain control of Palestine’s occupied original territ...   [tags: Terrorism] 1559 words
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Cost Control: The Definition of Standard Cost - Introduction: Definition of standard cost according to the CIMA London, “predetermined cost which is calculated from management’s standards of efficient operations and relevant necessary expenditure.” They are the predetermined costs on technical estimate of material labor and overhead for a selected period of time and for prescribed set of working conditions. In other words, a standard cost is a planned cost for a unit of product or service rendered. (Langfield- Smith, 2009) The technique of using standard cost for the purposes of cost control is known as standard costing....   [tags: CIMA, management, accounting]
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Definition of Leadership by James Macgregor Burns - Definition of Leadership: It is a process of effective influence, which maximizes the efforts of the people, towards the achievement of a goal. Leaders might be of many different kinds and we can say that each field of our existence in a civil society demands specific leaders. It involves guiding the team towards the target and communicating it to the people. Then inspiring, motivating and empowering them to achieve organisational goals. According to James Macgregor Burns the Leadership is “the reciprocal process of mobilizing by persons with certain motives and values, various economic, political and other resources in a context of competition and conflict, in order to realize goals in...   [tags: influence, effectiveness, strategy ] 1434 words
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Deviance: Construction, Definition, Benefits and Influence - Deviance is a very important concept in both criminology and sociology. It deals with society as well as the law. In this paper I will answer the question of what exactly is deviance and how is it constructed. Who gets to define what deviance is. Who benefits from defining it in a certain way and how does this process influence the legal system. According to our lecture notes, “A crime is any act which has been legally prohibited by the state such that, if done, it renders the actor liable to punishment or treatment or both”....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Definition of Psychology - Definition of Psychology The term psychology comes from two Greek words: psyche, which means 1. The spirit or soul. 2. The human mind. 3. In psychoanalysis, the mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior. And logos, "the study of." or according to modern researches "science" These root words were first combined in the 16th century, at a time when the human soul, spirit, or mind was seen as distinct from the body. Definition of Psychology: Psychology is one of the youngest sciences....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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Definition of Literacy - There are many complications that arise when seeking a single definition of literacy. The debate over what is literacy and what isn’t is one that is of critical importance to the education of our country’s students. When originally asked at the beginning of this course about what literacy is, my initial response was the ability to read and write. While I suppose my answer wasn’t wrong, it certainly wasn’t entirely right either. Reading and writing are certainly important aspects of any persons literacy and are therefore one of the reasons why schools test in these areas frequently....   [tags: Literacy Essays] 469 words
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Definition of Schizophrenia - Definition of Schizophrenia When someone cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imaginary, they may be described as having a 'psychotic' illness. The most common type of psychosis is schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is different for each person, but usually involves a dramatic disturbance in thoughts and feelings and results in behaviour that may seem odd to other people. Some people hear voices, others see things which are not there, or feel they are being persecuted....   [tags: Papers] 403 words
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Definition of Knowledge - Definition of Knowledge Truth is the essence of all knowledge. Our Knowledge is justified true belief. Everyday people hear and experience things and then choose whether or not to believe them. It is the justification of the knowledge that we acquire that makes something believable to a person or not. The justification for our knowledge allows us to decide whether to believe something is true or not. People tend to use things like scientific evidence, first hand experiences, word of mouth, logic, faith and many other things everyday of their life to determine whether something is truthful or not....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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What is the Definition of a Hero? - What is the Definition of a Hero. When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These people had done a lot of favors, courage, helps, and more of things for the people who needed them. The true definition of hero is a man of distinguished valor. Bravery, courage, intrepidity, boldness, daring, and prowess in war are a hero’s characteristics. However a hero is understood to be different to everyone. Upon closer examination, many different qualities than these become apparent....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Linda Zagzebski: A Virtue Based Definition of Knowledge - The philosopher, Linda Zagzebski, offers a virtue based definition of knowledge. She arrives at this definition by presenting numerous accounts of knowledge definitions that fail, explore why they fail, then shows how her theory satisfies knowledge criteria. Zagzebski defines knowledge by expressing the relationship between the subject and the truth proposition. A truth claim becomes knowledge when your state of belief makes cognitive contact with reality. What it is to know that you understand something is different from having a relationship with something....   [tags: Philosophy, Virtues] 1062 words
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What is the Definition of Terrorism? - The concept of terrorism is exceedingly difficult to define. Author Gerald Seymour first said in his book Harry’s Game that, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Each individual may view terrorism in a different light. Because of this, there is currently no universal definition of terrorism. However in recent years, it has become increasingly more important to form a definition of terrorism, especially while working in the media. The word terror dates back to the French Revolution....   [tags: Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter]
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Will & Grace: A New Definition of Conventional - Will & Grace: A New definition of Conventional Where are you on Thursday night. The likely answer is sitting in front of your television screen watching your favorite sitcom. If that is correct, then you are like the millions of other Americans that devote much of their time tuning into the craze of the situation comedy. The situation comedy has been apart of American culture for decades. Having its roots in radio, the situation comedy is “a narrative series comedy, generally between 24 and 30 minutes long, with regular characters and settings (McQueen 53).” Many radio sitcoms went directly to the small screen in the late 1940’s and 1950’s; this is how the genre got its start (McQueen 5...   [tags: essays research papers] 2778 words
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A Reasoned Definition of the Term Globalisation - A Reasoned Definition of the Term Globalisation Globalisation is an abstract concept. It does not refer to a concrete object, but to (an interpretation of) a societal process. Therefore the concept cannot be defined easily. For some, globalisation refers to Americanisation, for others it is about the growing importance of the world market, yet others use it to describe a cultural or an ideological reality: globalisation as the victory of 'market plus democracy'. For most authors, globalisation is a complex concept that involves political, economic and social-cultural changes....   [tags: Papers] 3042 words
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How Do You Define a Citizen? - How Do You Define a Citizen. Dictionary Library. Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1966 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city; a member of a state; having the rights and duties of a citizen. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1962 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, to burgess or freeman of a city.   1. formerly, a native or inhabitant, especially a freeman or burgess, of a town or city; hence,   2....   [tags: Definition] 930 words
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The Future of High Definition Television - The Future of High Definition Television “DTV is a much bigger step for television than the change from black and white to color” (Epstein, 12/99). The idea of a “digital television” came about nearly a decade ago in the early 1990’s when scientists realized that much more data could be sent to televisions if it was in a digital format, or a long series of 0’s and 1’s. This is the same method that computers use to send data and this method is very efficient. In fact, the data stream going into the television would be so great that 5 or 6 different channels could be broadcasted at the same time on the same frequency, giving viewers more options....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Definition and History of Alternative Schools - Definition and History of Alternative Schools The first thing one should know is what alternative schools are and how they came about. The World Book Encyclopedia (2003) defines an alternative school as, “… any public or private school that differs from traditional schools in curriculum, purpose, or teaching methods.” This definition can be traced back to the 1960’s, when free schools were created. These types of schools usually consisted of a small number of students and staff. During this time period, there were many popular beliefs about children and education....   [tags: essays papers]
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What Is The Definition Of Marr - What is the definition of marriage. What is marriage. In Webster’s Dictionary marriage is defined as the institution whereby men and women are joined in special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. The definition states “a man and a woman not a man and a man”. Some people believe same gender marriages should be allowed. But right now the law doesn’t allow same gender marriages. I guess only time will tell if that law will ever change. Marriage has always been an evolving institution, bent and shaped by the historical moment and the needs and demands of its participants (Johnson 266)....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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The Problem of Definition of Religion - The Problem of Definition of Religion The study of religion is problematic. There are so many dimensions to religion (belief, practice, experience, knowledge and consequences) that it is impossible to provide a conclusive definition. Most sociologists do not believe in God. Functionalist views on Religion ------------------------------- The functionalist analysis of religion is concerned with the contribution religion makes to meeting society's needs such as social solidarity, value consensus and harmony and integration between its parts....   [tags: Papers] 2612 words
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By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur - By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur Even in this modern age, belief in the miraculous is widespread and is a feature of many world religions, including the Christian faith where miracles have played a significant role. It is important attempt to define what a miracle is, as this in itself is a source for debate. Today the term ‘miracle’ in many different ways and the idea is open to many interpretations. A miracle can be defined in a number of ways, firstly as an unexpected change for the better....   [tags: Papers] 1392 words
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Identifying the Definition of a Community - Identifying the Definition of a Community Before beginning to determine the similarities and differences of the virtual and ‘real-life’ community I believe it is important to identify what a ‘community’ is. The Oxford English dictionary states that a community is “the holding of certain attitudes and interests in common.” But can this be said for a real-life community. In today’s age it is very difficult to share a common interest with our ‘community’ as although we all live and work together we are still segregated....   [tags: Papers] 829 words
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Toward a Definition of Modernism - Toward a Definition of Modernism Lawrence B. Gamache’s article “Toward a Definition of Modernism” encapsulates in its title the challenges critics meet in their attempts to formulate a coherent theoretical modernist model, though the quintessential modernist works –even at the time of this 1987 article – are over sixty years old. Indeed, the sheer number of scholarly books and articles that discuss or contribute to the debate surrounding the definition of modernism indicates the extent to which modernism is a term whose only non-contentious consensus is that it its meaning is fraught with ambiguity....   [tags: Modernism Opera Literature Essays]
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My Definition of Social Studies - My Definition of Social Studies Social studies is the study of world cultures, social and economic issues. It took some time for me to come up with this definition but after years of studying history I feel social studies is not just geography, civics, and history. I do not remember my childhood years of social studies other than studying about white men and the black men they enslaved or the white men who signed the constitution and what great men they were. I always felt the history I learned was one-sided....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Shakespeares Definition Of A Ghost - Shakespeare's Definition of a Ghost The American Heritage Dictionary, published in 1973, defines a ghost as, "the spirit or shade of a dead person, supposed to haunt living persons or former habitats." Unfortunately, this simple definition does not explain where a ghost comes from or why it haunts. When used in the context of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this definition seems to suggest that the ghost who visits Hamlet truly is his dead father seeking revenge. To the modern reader, this straightforward interpretation adequately characterizes the ghost and his purpose; however, to the Elizabethan audience the ghost's identity proved more complex....   [tags: essays research papers] 1159 words
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