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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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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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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 Happiness - ... My family accepts and understands me as I am, and they support me no matter what. They are the ones who encourage me whenever I have a problem and help me survive in tough times. They teach me the values of love, affection and care. They are an essential part of my development and personality; thanks to them, I am a good person today. It makes me happy to go home every day and see my family, have dinner with them and spend time together. I think my life will not be the same without my parents and my sister....   [tags: Causes, Results, Development] 520 words
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George Peter Murdock's Definition of Family - George Peter Murdock (1895 – 1985) was an American anthropologist, who in 1949 provided the following definition of a family, “the family is a social group characterized my residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes adult of both sexes, at least two of whom maintains a socially approved relationship, and one or more children own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adult.” At that time in history his definition probably fit the majority of people that call themselves families reasonably well, except for maybe the odd exception....   [tags: sociological analysis and essay] 582 words
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The Definition of Organic Foods Should Be Redefined - Organic versus non-organic 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: Organic vs. Non-organic Foods]
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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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Iliad’s Dilemmas with the Definition Piety - ... Athene was capable of doing so because she promises Achilles that he will be honorably rewarded for. This is shown when Athene implied that “some day three times over such shining gifts shall be given you by reason of this outrage. Hold your hand then, and obey us” (p. 19). This quote illustrates that Athene is doing an exchange with Achilles by telling him that Agamemnon will suffer in the end and he will be heavily compensated for it but for that to happen he should not kill Agamemnon. Based on this example, the problem with the chosen definition of piety that is shown here is that god is getting in the way of free will, which is not a good exchange between gods and humans, according t...   [tags: prayer, authority, sacrifice]
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Customer Value: Definition - ... Providing the best customer value can help assure that clients will return. Aspects of Customer Value There are two aspects to customer aspects to customer value. They are perceived value and desired value. Desired value is what the customer wants and perceived value is what the customer thinks about the products or goods they received. A customer expresses a need (the desire). A company takes this desire and presents it to the client as a final product. The client then will evaluate the product and form a perception....   [tags: perception, product, goods, services] 596 words
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Definition of the Word "Insanity" in Various Contexts - ... New art movement named Modernism affected the meaning of the insanity, and it started to refer a new ideology; this made the word insanity attract the attention. Artists started to interpret insanity; thus it became widespread with new art works in all around the world. “While Modernism was dwindling, insanity started to lose its importance” (Thomson). Insanity goes through all of these processes; therefore it is impossible to ignore the entire story behind the word “insanity” in art. People, who don’t ignore this, preferred to use insanity by this way, and that created significant differences between them and other people....   [tags: Meaning, Interpretation, Mental] 1090 words
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Definition of Beautiful in Beauty of a Man by Sappho - When trying to interpret the word “beautiful” lots of different things often come to mind. First off, some may see beauty in nature; some may see it in people. If talking about the beauty in a person, it could be interpreted in two different ways: beauty on the inside, such as their kindness or respect towards others. Then there is beauty on the outside, which focuses more on someone’s looks rather than personality. If interpreting the word ‘beautiful’ in nature, it is usually based distinctly on the looks or sound that nature has to offer....   [tags: beautiful, challenges, deeds] 578 words
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Shriner's Definition of Thriving in The Thriving Quotient - ... In this case, the authors present the term “thriving” to identify college success and student engagement. Schreiner, and her team of authors, briefly define thriving as “ A perspective of ones self” acknowledging that a students individual perspective , can only define their own success. I could not agree enough to this authors definition. Being a student myself , I can see and understand that students attempt to please their teachers instead of finding the satisfaction for themselves....   [tags: success, techers, education] 956 words
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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader - ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history] 2582 words
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Definition, Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Bulemia - Introduction In the assignment it will discuss the definition, signs, symptoms and causes of bulimia. The assignment will also carry out and accurate assessment of the client Jess’s needs with consideration to her social, emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing. It will go into detail about two of Jess’s needs that are met and two needs which are not met. In the assignment it will also examine appropriate strategies to meet the needs of the client. And finally the assignment will go into a further description of how specialists care and management of the condition of the client will be explored....   [tags: eating disorders, distorted self-image] 877 words
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Social Justice Is More than a Definition - ... Why are some races given more privileges than others. Aren’t we all the same. Education plays a big role in addressing some of the questions social justice brings up. Every person should be aware of all the issues that go on in the world, but children in specific ought to understand the why. to all those questions so they can change things and help build a better world. Raising awareness is one of the best strategies to building a better and more just society. According to Anthony Normore, Louie Rodriguez, and Joanne Wayne in their research Making all children winners: confronting social justice issues to redeem America’s soul they state that “Many educational leaders in the USA want the...   [tags: philosophical analysis] 1196 words
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The Dictionary Definition, Outcome, and Feeling of Hunger - ... The Food and Agriculture Organization measure hunger on three things that will be discussed further in the next section of this paper. The third index mentioned in the literature was the Food Quality Index. This index proposes that it isn’t only the number of calories people are consuming, but also the quality of those calories being consumed. A balanced diet isn’t one just of potatoes (like in 1800 Ireland), but rather a variety of “macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals” (Masset pg. 3). Another important index mentioned is the Global Hunger Index....   [tags: food, starving, global] 694 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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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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Theoretical Study and Problem Definition Report - ... Track wild life traveling path. 3. BACKGROUND THEORY Module helicopters come in different sizes and types and they are used as toys, security, geographical photo capturing and military applications. They are also called UAV’s (unmanned air vehicle) or drones. The design of these UAV vary form a simple battery type module controlled be an RC controller to a sophisticated rocket propelled UAV with on board weapon that can fly from one side of the world to another. 3.1 Project overview The Module helicopter to be designed is based on the following features 3.1.1 Features • Auto Pilot control System....   [tags: module helicopter design] 967 words
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Deaf Community Definition of "d/Deaf" - The phrases deaf-mute, deaf and dumb are outdated and no longer acceptable. The majority of deaf individuals have the ability to speak, but choose not to use their voices. It is difficult for them to learn speech when they cannot hear sound, and they simply feel uncomfortable speaking. When we define "deaf", the parameters of the definition should be determined. The audiological definition can be used -- that is, one that focuses on the cause and severity of the hearing loss and whether or not hearing can be used for communication purposes....   [tags: deaf, mute, sign language]
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Society´s High Definition of Beauty - ... Fat represents moral failure, the inability to delay gratification, poor impulse control, greed, and self-gratification.’1 The expectations of culture and society force people to follow the social norms of society. The idea of conforming to society’s norms of perfection and faultless physical appearance is further explored in Muriel’s Wedding, when Muriel’s ‘friends’ isolate her from their friendship group. ‘You embarrass us. People invite us to parties, and they know we'll just have a good time....   [tags: Photoshop, Unrealistic, Flawless]
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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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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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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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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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Global Warming, its Definition and Ways to Fight it - ... Global warming is leading the world to the danger. Global warming is one of most serious issues that we see in our life. The world would have bad consequences and disasters events due to the weather changing. Global warming is cost more damages, and one of the damages is tsunami. There are two causes of global warming air pollution, and human activities and the solutions are trying to plant many trees. In My search for what the global warming means I spoke with my Professor Potters who told me “global warming is too much heat is being trapped on the planet as a result of human activity, ultimately causing significant changes in the climate.” (Alharbi, 2014)....   [tags: Environment, Climate]
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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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The Definition of Marrige in Hyde V Hyde 1866 - ... However this is misleading as many couples are now deciding to cohabit rather than engage in marriage. Pre nuptial Agreements are also becoming a much bigger question on the basis of the question of marriage. A pre nuptial agreement is ‘an agreement entered into before marriage, usually to limit the claims one spouse can make on divorce from the other’ . At current the law is unclear on how enforceable these agreements are come a divorce. The Court of Appeal however has suggested that much weight should be added to an agreement and in fact reduced a divorce award based on inter alia the pre nuptial agreement....   [tags: pre nuptial agreements, divorce] 1718 words
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Child Abuse: Social Problem Definition and Analysis - Social Problem Definition and Analysis INTRO: Child abuse and neglect are a serious problem in the United States. Every day, many children’s well-being and safety are harmed by the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect that their parents and caregivers inflict upon them. DEFINITION: There have been and currently are numerous definitions of what constitutes child abuse and neglect and they vary across time and space. Up until the 1880’s, children were the property of their families and, as such, it was only up to the families to decide how to care for them and whether they would live or die....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays]
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Frida Kahlo's Definition of Self - Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous female painters to originate from the twentieth century, and for good reason. Her art is filled with beauty and creativity, but Frida’s main source of fame comes from the emotions that these paintings invoke, rather than the actual paintings. This is because Frida put herself into every painting she did, leaving traces of her presence all throughout this world and these traces remain long after her physical departure. Frida was a very peculiar and unique individual, hence, Frida’s definition of what a person is, or rather, what a self is, follows accordingly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1681 words
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Definition Of Modernism In Fiction - Definition of Modernism in Fiction Modernism, in literature, can be seen as a shift in focus to the unassociated introspective reflection of characters in such texts as Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin, Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. This is a revision from the previous focal point of exterior events and places in correlation with the character’s reflections. Emphasis is placed on review upon feelings and thoughts, and even conversations with oneself, as opposed to the more directly event-driven reflections in texts of the pre-modernist era....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Emergence of Psychology Through Aristotle's Definition and Theories on the Psychê - It is without question that Aristotle's theories and principles influenced the western civilization for decades. According to Hergenhahn (2009) the philosopher's De Anima plays a major part of psychology because it is considered to be the first text on the history of psychology. It is within that book, Aristotle seek to define the mind and the soul: psychê. He later based his theories involving psychology based on his definition of psychê. In order to develop his own definition of the mind and the soul, Aristotle brought forth the idea of empirical studies of behavior as evidence upon his theories....   [tags: Psychology]
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TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES - TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES In order to determine whether an action is a terrorist act or not, terrorism must first be defined. Terrorism is the use or threatening the use of violence as a weapon to influence a person or a group of people to change policies or influence decisions according to the terrorist’s desires. The terrorist can be a single person acting on personal wishes or a group of people with an ultimate goal. The goals of a terrorist are normally political, ideological, or religious in nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 772 words
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The Changing Definition of Jihad - Jihad and the Crusades Every great historical moment, leader and religion is focused around a uniting influence. Saladin, a great Kurdish Muslim warrior during the time of the Crusades, and the Muslim armies employed the lesser, or violent jihad to fortify support and power in the Holy Lands. Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries the term “jihad” was used in several different contexts with varying meanings and intentions. Saladin used a favorable definition and interpretation of Jihad in order to unite the Muslims and create a massive army to defend Islam from the Christian Crusaders....   [tags: Jihad, Terrorism, Terrorists 2015]
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My Definition of Terrorism - To me, terrorism is the use of violent actions to provoke fear or terror in a population for the purpose of spreading a message. I agree with Moeller in that terrorism is distinguished from other forms of violence in that “The victims and the intended audience of a terrorist act are not the same,”1 and “the psychological impact of a terrorist act is intended to be greater than the physical damage caused. The goal of terrorism is to send a message, not defeat the enemy.”2 Additionally, in regards to Moeller’s questions of whether terrorism is a tactic or ideology, terrorism is purely a tactic among many others, not an ideology at all....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015] 329 words
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Aristotles Definition of Nature - Aristotle’s Definition of Nature Nature, in its essence, is the cause/effect relationship offered to things with ascertainable objectivity, occurring without cause. From this we can logically state that the nature of something (something being an object with "thinghood", as humorously described in class) is its beginning, purpose and stereo-type. There are two debatable definitions of nature, which under scrutiny are seemingly very similar. On the left hand, we have nature described as "the first, inchoate, thing belonging to it"....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Definition of Science Fiction - Perhaps one of the most versatile genres in films, television, books, artwork and any number of things today is science fiction. Many times I have seen a sci-fi movie filed under comedy or drama. That is one of the major things that has led to my love for science fiction, the simple fact that it can be so much more than just science fiction. I would like to present a definition of what science fiction is in this paper. My definition will not be exact, because so many people have a different idea of what counts as sci-fi and, not only that, but we may have found yet another venue for science fiction by the time this paper is complete....   [tags: essays research papers] 1222 words
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Selfless Service Definition Essay - Selfless Service When one sees the word selfless service, he/she literally sees the words self and less, followed by service. Self refers to an individual (in this case, it refers to one’s own interests) and less indicates a lack of, or without. Service can be a synonym of the word volunteering or duty. Therefore, the term selfless service must literally mean the lack of the pursuit of one’s own interests for the betterment of others. There is no measurement of selfless service. No matter what the scenario or who is involved, everyone who is involved benefits from one’s selfless acts....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Definition of Home Schooling - Definition of Home Schooling What is home schooling. Home schooling is defined as a “provision of compulsory education in the home as an alternative to traditional public/private schooling – often motivated by parental desire to exclude their children from the traditional school environment” (Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), 1999). Parents homeschool their children in many different ways. The techniques vary from traditional ways of teaching using textbooks, to community activism, to the study of classic literature and Latin, and many versions in between (Ransom, 2001; Izhizuka et....   [tags: essays papers] 1612 words
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Definition of Year-round school - Definition of Year-round school Year round schools as cited by the thesaurus in the ebsco host states that year round schools are “schools that operate year-round but have not increased the number of days students must attend.” Education week on the web states that year round education is “A modified school calendar that offers short breaks throughout the year, rather than the traditional summer vacation. The calendars vary as do the reasons for switching to a year-round schedule. Some schools stagger the schedules to relieve crowding....   [tags: essays papers]
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Definition ofTerrorism - To explain terrorism is not an easy task. There are many definitions of terrorism, but I believe that it basically means to terrorize. The actions of someone or group of people working together to conduct violent actions that will install fear in the minds of the people, community, or nation to achieve power or political change. There are many definitions explaining terrorism but the question is, which one fits your needs or thoughts. Bruce Hoffman defines terrorism as a deliberate creation and exploitation of fear through violence or the threat of violence in the pursuit of political change....   [tags: violence for political change] 344 words
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