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Feminist Theory - There is No One Definition of Woman - Feminist Theory - There is No One Definition of Woman When posed with the question “What is woman?” it seems a daunting task to lay an umbrella statement to describe an entire gender. Upon further reflection, however, it seems that this overwhelming inability to answer the question, may in fact, be the answer to the question itself. Within the past two decades Maria Lugones and Elizabeth Spelman, Caroline Whitbeck, Geraldine Finn, and Helene Cixous have addressed the meaning of woman....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Mirror for Man - Understanding the Definition of Culture - Mirror for Man: Understanding the Definition of Culture In Clyde Kluckhohn's passage, adapted from his book, Mirror for Man, we are given an illumination of anthropology on the concept of culture. He explains that culture is not only derived by "the way we are brought up," but also personal past experiences and the biological properties of the people concerned. As humans we have learned to adapt to our own personal surroundings and have conditioned ourselves and our life styles to revolve around such surroundings by the most comfortable means possible....   [tags: Mirror for Man Essays] 679 words
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HDTV: Implications for High Definition Television - HDTV: Implications for High Definition Television   HDTV (High Definition Television) has many positive attributes and is the television set of the future, but the primary concern is how this revolutionary standard can coexist and eventually replace the existing color TV system.  This vital problem associated with HDTV is similar to the obstacle that color TV encountered in 1954 - which was enabling the color signal to be read simultaneously with the monochrome signal, without interference....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Marks and Spencer's Definition of Performance Management - Marks and Spencer's Definition of Performance Management Performance management provides Marks and Spencers with needed information on their employees. The information helps Marks and Spencers develop the skills of the employees based on the information collected at the appraisal, it helps recognise when training is needed. Performance management helps M&S by improving their service by having able workers that work to their full abilityand by improving the relationship between workers and the company....   [tags: Papers] 910 words
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Essay of Definition-Social Pressures of School - “Essay of Definition”-Social Pressures of School Parents never really give their teens enough credit these days. A teens mistake is a parents reason to bring the whole world down on us. Support and comfort may be the only thing we teens want, but it’s the only thing most of us don’t get. Being a teen is one of the hardest periods of any single persons lifetime. Among all things, school; (specifically the hallways) is generally what stems all teen anxiety and stress. The hallways of Olympic High School is one full of intense motions and movements....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Professional Educator Definition - There are many definitions of teacher and many understandings of what the role of an educator is. To me a professional educator is someone who facilitates in the expansive process of education and exploration within the individual. This facilitation, or mentoring, benefits not just the individual but also benefits of the community by creating trenchant minds that challenge the world they live in to be a better place for those that come after. A professional educator must bring their passion and creativity into the classroom everyday and be enthusiastic about educations, and inspire their students to take and active and interested role in their own learning....   [tags: education, teaching] 815 words
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Hero Definition Essay - There is an echo of a voice crying the words, “Help!” in response you act quickly while realizing the building is in an inferno like no other, yet you keep pushing through the flames and are able to reach the person picking them up and the last voice you hear is from the person saying, “Thank you” as the roof caves onto both of you. That is what heroism is defined as in many perspectives and views. It is the knowledge of what is at risk but the true audacity of one to keep going. A hero is the model of being able to take on the role of a leader without giving up, knowing of what is ahead but to keep going, and ability to keep their word without the dishonesty of themselves....   [tags: being a leader without giving up] 577 words
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A Unique Dichotomy: The Definition of Good and Evil - A prevailing truism is that nothing possesses the ability originate from its opposite or exist in the same entity as its opposite simultaneously. Life and death cannot survive together, ignorance cannot stem from knowledge. Yet good and evil, commonly assumed to be antitheses, harbor the capacity to subsist in the presence of one another. Moreover, the two ideas exist in all actions and humans themselves. Due to this coexistence, good and evil simply cannot occupy absolute definitions, but rather must be defined in comparison to one another....   [tags: truism, knowledge, ignorance] 1657 words
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The Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis - "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve Throughout a life time, people hear many different definitions of heroism and examples of heroes. In childhood, heroes are either fictional men with supernatural abilities and talents or protectors of reality, such as firefighters and policemen; in adolescence, heroes can be actors, athletes, artists, and teachers; in adulthood, heroes may be activists or reporters, politicians or businessmen....   [tags: The Definition Of A Hero]
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Defining Different Types of Comedy and Humor - Have you ever noticed how some things can seem very simple, but in fact, are quite complex under further analysis. A great example of this is music. What do you think of when you hear the word music. Do you think of that hot new hit by your favorite artists such as Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, or Katy Perry. On the other hand, maybe you think of some old geezers playing violins and actual instruments in an orchestra. Maybe music isn’t as simple as you thought. There is rhythm, tempo, meter, sound, dynamics, harmonies, keys, time, and a whole lot more....   [tags: classification, definition] 895 words
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God Hates Same Sex Marriage - Marriage is a precious gift given from the good lord up above. Marriage is a privilege that should be allowed to only a man and a woman. In the bible there are many scriptures that back up my opinion on marriage, and none of the scriptures say same sex marriage is okay. In this modern day and age people are altering the definition of marriage. People are trying to add between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman. The importance of my topic is to keep the original definition of marriage which is, a union between a woman and a man where they become husband and wife....   [tags: Definition of Marriage]
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Striving for Justice for All of Humanity - When trying to define justice it requires one to look at the moral perspective of right and wrong but also the way society views right and wrong. One definition of justice is “judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments” (wordnetweb.princeton.edu). In trying to understand justice, it is also important to understand human nature as well as how it responds to injustice. People tend to want vengeance or punishment for a crime against them. They believe the law should do that by establishing the rules, determining guilt, and then fixing the appropriate penalty....   [tags: definition essay]
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Ordinary People: The Heroes Among Us - The greatest of all heroic acts often crush the status quo and modern definition of a true hero. For decades adolescent children around the world have been conditioned to mentally define the word hero as it relates to comic characters. Comic publications such as Marvel Comics and competitor D.C. Comics have created cape wielding, web casting, and morphing characters that often transpose the understanding of what makes a true hero. In addition to comics, television has played a part in defining a hero by shows such as; James Cameron’s production of Avatar and Jon Favreau’s production of Ironman....   [tags: Definition of a Hero] 721 words
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The Definition of Rape and Proving the Mens Rea is Taken in an Objective Direction - Initially, the mens rea of rape prior to the case of DPP v Morgan a defendant cannot be found liable for rape if he had the reasonable belief that consent was formed between them and the victim. Which leads to an unfairness to those victims that have been violated, and also that any person accused of rape could say they had belief in consent. Although, it was shown not to matter how unreasonable that belief may have been, in concerning the knowledge or lack of knowledge of consent. Needless to say, the current law has attempted to improve and develop upon this concept, though it may not be completely satisfactory....   [tags: mens rea, rape, consent, sexual offence]
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The Changing Concept of Hero - When the hero was first struggling to be defined, there were many different observations and opinions readily available to be thrown into the melting pot of the definition. Because there was no television, the heroes in the beginnings of British Literature were spoken of and read about then passed down through generations. Reading these stories in this day and age is interesting to look at because we can trace the difference in the heroes throughout Beowlf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene and therefore literally throughout time....   [tags: Definition of Hero]
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Discussions on the Definition and History of Heresy in McGrath's Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth - ... McGrath describes the purpose of his book as, “a work of synthesis that tries to weave together important recent studies in the field and explore their contemporary relevance for our understanding of the idea of heresy” (11). In the second section of the book, McGrath discusses the roots of heresy by battling the Bauer Thesis which surfaced in 1934 by Walter Bauer claiming that heresy may have been the common form of Christianity until the end of the second century until it was put down by Rome due to individuals with “power and influence in the Christian world” (3)....   [tags: christians, orthodoxy, bible] 1035 words
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How Architecture Can Be Applied to Plato's Definition of the Ideal Person as Kalo K'Agatho - ... The sculptures would have been painted, drawing the viewer’s eyes up to them. The next building this essay will be examining is the Parthenon. The Parthenon dates to C.447-432 BCE. Similarly to the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon has the traditional plan of the Doric Order. The perisytle is eight columns on the short side and seventeen columns on the long side (Ratio 1:2 + 1), there is a shallow porch, a cella and an opithodomos. The Parthenon had traditional columns that stood directly on the stylobate....   [tags: Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Erechthion, Parthenon] 681 words
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Getting Recognization for Dilligence - When given the opportunity to describe yourself with one word it is important to find the word that has brought you to where you currently are in life. “Diligent” is the word that I can relate the most to myself. The online dictionary defines diligent as 1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything. 2. Done or pursued with persevering attention (Dictionary.com). This definition agrees to the way that I understand the word. Diligence can be broken down into two parts that will show how this one word is the product of different skills and characteristics....   [tags: Reflection, Definition ]
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The Definition of Beauty - Advertising has changed in many ways over the years, growing and maturing to show us what we should be. Because our own self-esteem is not enough, we rely on advertising to tell us what is beautiful and what is not. Whether we realize it or not, beauty is ultimately defined for us. Products are advertised all around us, telling us that something in our life is missing because we do not have a certain product in our possession. Ranging from make-up to plastic surgery, most of this advertising is geared toward women....   [tags: Advertising ] 1149 words
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The Definition of Science - A field can be defined as a sphere of knowledge focused on a particular subject, activity or thought. Science is a field that utilizes the human imagination, the unbiased testing of hypotheses, and paradigms in order to understand the natural world. Overall, the imagination is one of the bases for science, as scientists make use of it in order to create concepts for hypotheses and experiments to test in reality. In “The Reach of Imagination”, Jacob Bronowski defines the imagination as the specifically human cognitive ability to envision images, words, and symbols inside one’s mind at will (7)....   [tags: Theory, Compare and Contrast, Nature] 1296 words
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The Definition of Science - A field can be defined as a sphere of knowledge focused on a particular subject, activity or thought. Science is a field that utilizes the human imagination, the unbiased testing of hypotheses, and paradigms in order to understand the natural world. Overall, the imagination is one of the bases for science, as scientists use it to create concepts for hypotheses and experiments to test in reality. In “The Reach of Imagination”, Jacob Bronowski defines the imagination as the specifically human cognitive ability to envision images, words, and symbols inside one’s mind at will (7)....   [tags: Imagination, Hypotheses] 1291 words
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The Definition of Happiness - Is life really about name brands, having the newest technology, and having an expensive car. Or having a group of loving and caring friends and family. Today everyone defines and looks for happiness in a different way. Many people usually search for happiness in money, material items, and meaningless relationships. None of the things mentioned solely leads to happiness. This is a problem in our society; everyone is on the “pursuit of happiness,” but what if we do not know the correct way on how to pursue it....   [tags: Human Existence, Loving Relationships]
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The Definition of Freedom - What is freedom. Freedom can be defined in multiple forms. The dictionary would define freedom as being free from confinement. However, it is more than that. Freedom is defined as not only free from confinement, but also as being free from oppression and the life that you would normally live beforehand. Two examples of freedom are defined in both Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, and On the Rainy River from the compilation of short stories called The Things They Carried from Tim O’Brien. Metamorphosis is about a story of Gregor Samsa....   [tags: Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, Tim OBrien]
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The Definition of Happiness - ... Unfortunately, the world is a very unhappy place, full of violence and suffering. Everyday the news tells about a senseless act of violence, or an innocent death. Money seems to be one of the largest to blame of the unhappiness across the world. For as long as money has existed, possessing a large sum of money has been the pursuit of many people around the world. Many people are convinced that happiness can solely be bought on by being rich. However, when most people reflect on how money would change their happiness, they usually think about having more time to spend with family, or not having to worry about paying their bills for the month....   [tags: personal reflections] 705 words
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The Definition of Death - ... This can be tested via radioisotope studies, by use of radioactive substances to secrete radiation through body (National Health and Medical Research Council 8), or by angiography, a demonstration of intracranial circulation (Verheijde, Rady, and McGregor 411). On the other hand, other experts believe that being incapable of breathing and being permanently unconscious should not serve as sufficient criteria to determine a person’s death. “If brain death patients are dead because they are permanently unconscious, then patients in a permanent vegetative state must also be dead” (Truog and Robinson 2392)....   [tags: brain, physician, circulation] 602 words
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The Definition of Religion - ... Buddha lived and taught in parts of Asia where the religion was established on the basis of his teachings (Daniels, 2011). The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘the awakened one’ as a result, his teachings are considered the enlightenment for the people living a life in the darkness. His followers considered him an enlightened teacher who taught them mainly about the suffering and tolerance. Confucianism was originated in China in the time of Han Dynasty and is regarded as a set of ethical and philosophical teachings, which highlights the socio-political systems....   [tags: god, worship, beliefs, teaching] 527 words
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Controversy Over The Definition Of Marketing In The 21St Century - The War of Words over the Definition of Marketing in the 21st Century The definition of marketing has been a strongly debated topic in the new Millenium. For more than 70 years the American Marketer Association’s (AMA) definition has been the guideline for academics and scholars alike. A number of academics have been unsatisfied with the AMA’s 2004 marketing definition , and it has stirred many debates (Grönroos, 2006, Dann 2008). Christian Grönroos in particular focuses on four elements of the AMA 2004 definition he does not approve of....   [tags: Business Marketing] 805 words
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William Gibson’s Neuromancer Fits the Definition of Cyberpunk - William Gibson’s Neuromancer Fits the Definition of Cyberpunk      What is cyberpunk. What criteria must be entailed to fall into this category. In hopes of coming to an understandable definition  this elusive category of cyberpunk I turned to the article “Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction - Preface from Mirrorshades”, to illustrate how Neuromancer follows the cyberpunk category. The first part of the definition is the “certain central themes [that] come up repeatedly in cyberpunk....   [tags: Neuromancer]
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Definition of Social Movement and Neil Smelser's Predictive Theory - Definition of Social Movement and Neil Smelser's Predictive Theory It is not simple to present the satisfying definition of social movements. To clarify any confusion about this matter, I am going to give definitions of collective behavior and social movement; collective behavior is defined as activity involving a relatively large number of people that is often spontaneous and very typically in violation of established social norms. Social movements, by contrast, are organized and relatively sustained activities that have a clear goal in terms of achieving or preventing some social change....   [tags: Papers] 1361 words
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Discussing Bresslers definition of Marxism as a literary theory - Discussing Bresslers definition of Marxism as a literary theory Marxism is not the hot topic it once was. With the collapse of Communist U.S.S.R., mainstream North America had thought it had seen the last of Marxism and the communist party. However, with the People's Republic of China becoming a reality, those early beliefs may have proven to be premature. Defining Marxism is not difficult. Marxism is the belief that the common workingman (the proletariat) is under a rule of tyranny by the upper class owners (the bourgeois.) Someday (according to Marx) the proletariats will rise up, overthrow the bourgeois and create a society of communism....   [tags: essays papers]
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Fate is Love's Nemesis in "The Definition of Love" by Andrew Marvell - Andrew Marvell's The Definition of Love is the epitome of irony. Marvell takes the feelings often associated with love and drowns them in a cool, lucid, dispassionate tone that borders on self-mocking. Marvell writes about unrequited passions, insisting that Fate itself acts against true love. Mentioned first in the third stanza, Marvell introduces the idea of Fate as the reason for his rough history with love: "And yet I quickly might arrive Where my extended soul is fixed But Fate does iron wedges drive, And always crowds itself betwixt" (lines 9-12) Taking this into consideration it is not surprising why the hatred that Marvell has for Fate flows into the next two stanzas....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 246 words
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Shakespeare's Definition of Love in Sonnet Number 116 and 130 - Shakespeare's Definition of Love in Sonnet Number 116 and 130 Sonnet number one hundred sixteen and number one hundred thirty provide a good look at what Shakespeare himself defines as love. The former describes the ever-enduring nature of true love, while the latter gives an example of this ideal love through the description of a woman who many call the “Dark Lady”. Through the combination of these two sonnets Shakespeare provides a consistent picture of what love should be like in order to “bear it out even to the edge of doom”(116, Ln: 12)....   [tags: Papers] 878 words
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Morrison's Bluest Eye Essay: Self-Definition - In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, the struggle begins in childhood. Two young black girls -- Claudia and Pecola -- illuminate the combined power of externally imposed gender and racial definitions where the black female must not only deal with the black male's female but must contend with the white male's and the white female's black female, a double gender and racial bind. All the male definitions that applied to the white male's female apply, in intensified form, to the black male's, white male's and white female's black female....   [tags: Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye]
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The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls   When we are adolescents we see the world through our parents' eyes.  We struggle to define ourselves within their world, or to even break away from their world.  Often, the birth of our "self" is defined in a moment of truth or a moment of heightened self-awareness that is the culmination of a group of events or the result of a life crisis or struggle.  In literature we refer to this birth of "self" as an epiphany.  Alice Munro writes in "Boys and Girls" about her own battle to define herself.  She is torn between the "inside" world of her mother and the "outside" world of her father.  In the beginning her father's world prevails, but b...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Meets the Definition of a Tragic Hero - Macbeth Meets the Definition of a Tragic Hero        William Shakespeare's tragic play 'Macbeth' contains images of suffering and details the consequences of one's action. The story, set within medieval Scotland, follows the actions of a man destined for greatness.  Macbeth is known to be noble, yet he falters and ultimately falls prey to his conscience.  As a result, Macbeth is the tragic hero of this play because he makes a fatal mistake, he endures great suffering, and he possesses a destructive hamartia....   [tags: Macbeth tragmac]
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Problem Definition: Intersect Investment Services Company - Problem Definition: Intersect Investment Services Company Situation Analysis and Problem Statement The financial service industry was rocked by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Intersect Investment Services was no exception. Once enjoying top status is now struggling to maintain client trust and credibility on Wall Street. The leadership at Intersect Investment Services realizes that they must offer a large variety of innovative products along with expert advice to maintain top ranking within the industry....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1161 words
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Personal Leadership Philosophy - In developing this idea of what leadership is, I examined what was most important to me in being a leader. Since leadership is such a broad term, this could not be a process whereby I could generalize leadership for everyone. Rather, the task is to determine who I am as a leader. I asked myself, what is it that shapes the vision. What are the factors that comprise a leader, and what makes these things add up to create something larger than ourselves as leaders. Thoughtful reflections on these things lead me to generate the following definition of leadership: Leadership is about more than simply having followers; it is not a title, and it is not achieved by just following a few p...   [tags: definition of leadership] 1068 words
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Personal Experience: My Own Definition of Nursing - As first year nursing students, it’s important that we find out what truly defines our profession. In order to do this we need to evaluate the different perspectives that surround nursing, which means I need to reflect on the definitions from my interview, my own developing view, and the readings and discussions we had in class. In order to examine these various perspectives, I was given the opportunity to interview a current nurse. This interview allowed me to form my own view, and to evaluate what I’ve learned about nursing in a classroom and compare and contrast it to a clinical setting....   [tags: different perspective, healthcare, practice] 1940 words
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The Defintion of Rape Redefined - ... Sadistic rape is the rarest form and only accounts for about five percent of rape crimes committed. It is the most violent, usually involves torture, and sometimes leads to murder. This type of rapist carefully plans their attack, which usually involves some type of ritual. There are also numerous types of rape. Acquaintance rape is the most common type of rape, about eighty percent of rapes committed are acquaintance rapes. This means that the rapist is known to the victim, but not related to the victim....   [tags: male, victims, society, gender, effects]
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Definition of Sanctification - ... Passive is when we are sanctified by God's grace through the washing of new birth. Paul explains it as follows: "But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:4-5). This is positional sanctification where we are placed in Christ (Rom. 6) and seen as Holy by God through His Son, because no unholy thing will enter heaven....   [tags: Aspects, Types, Bible]
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Definition of Psychology - When asked to define psychology there so many thoughts that runs through my mind. Psychology is the scientific study of ones thoughts and behavior. People think psychologically every day for example when you try to explain what someone else is doing to another person. There are many fields of study that try to understand how people think and the actions they take. Psychology is used for many different reasons not only do they study the human behavior they also help mental patients and try to figure them out and a problem that they have....   [tags: developmental psychology, behavior]
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Definition of Monopoly - Monopoly refers to a market structure whereby there is only a single firm operating in an economy. In markets that have one firm controlling the supply of some important products or raw materials, consumers find it difficult to purchase goods at prices that are convenient as they have to conform to whatever has been set by companies. Companies that have monopoly power set their own prices since unlike in a perfectly competitive market where operations are guided by demand and supply forces, they know that the market they serve can hardly do without them....   [tags: market structure, public monopoly]
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Definition of Brand - 2.2.2. Distributors (Leslie De Chernatony, 2001) mentioned that the organization who distribute their product directly to the customers without using the intermediaries or channel members, it seems like an overriding or to be dominant. Suppose the intermediaries should be better since it will give a benefit for the brand strategy. The issues here are: (i) Alignment of goals Not only the company who owned the clear vision and objectives to become success but the distributors also have the same objectives as align with the company( Collins and Porras, 1996)....   [tags: distributors, company, competitiors] 543 words
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The Difference between Terrorism and Domestic Terrorism - ... The author seconds that the FBI definition is the one that she agrees with the most. The FBI definition seems like the only one that doesn’t leave anything out. It is the most descriptive, and unlike the American Heritage definition, it broadens the scope of terrorists from being a certain type of group to the possibility of it being just one man or woman. The FBI also gives a definition of domestic terrorism that is very similar to its definition of terrorism, but has a minor difference. Like terrorism, there are three characteristics that need to be met in order to define an act as domestic terrorism....   [tags: similar concepts, definition]
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The True Definition of Hero vs the Media's Definition of Hero - In this research paper It will be discussing the true meaning of the word hero being diluted in today’s media?. It will “never be forgotten.” We must never forget these fallen heroes and we must honor them because they are the heroes that we must call heroes. People believe the 9/11 first responders and the victims are the heroes because they are the ones who were going about their business going to work and because of some barbaric people thousands of people lost their lives. There were (“total of number killed in attacks in New York 2,753 the number of firefighters and paramedics, officers, and port authority officers 403 first responders died in the 9/11 attacks.”) NY magazine 2012) Th...   [tags: Role Models, Losing Your Life]
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Variations of Knowledge in The Arts and Natural Sciences - ... However there are knowledge issues here as it suggests that anyone could transform an ordinary scene, such as a classroom of students, and put it into an art gallery and it would be art because they intended it to be. I can apply perception here as humans have a natural tendency to look for the meaning in what we see, called visual grouping, despite the fact that there may be no meaning there. I can also apply emotion here as when we look at a piece of art, we may feel that it should evoke an emotional response in us and therefore we may be trying to see something that is not necessarily there....   [tags: definition, perception, procedure] 1290 words
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The Meaning of a Word: Justice Is Just This - The are certain words in the English language that are extremely difficult to define therefore to give them meaning, is to enter a fierce debate among thinkers. How does one define a word that is so abstract and whose definition and purpose varies so extensively from nation to nation, language to language, and person to person. One can only hope to grasp the concept of such words, before another person comes up with a slightly more adequate definition than the one currently leading the pack. The reason the definition these words vary as much as they do is simply because their meanings are bottom-line based on opinion....   [tags: Justice, definition, philosophy, ] 1243 words
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Taking a Look at Beauty and Cosmetics - ... While Nelson and Patrow chose to define beauty within a Christian context, many Americans choose to define beauty as it relates to cosmetics. Many times, it is explicitly noticeable as the cosmetic industry chooses brand titles such as: Naked, referring to the nude or natural look of the product, CoverGirl, referring to the need to cover ones natural facial features and recreate them, or even Maybelline, whose slogan is “Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.” The common thread among these products is that their titles or brands point out the need, desire or problem females have and how the product is the solution needed....   [tags: definition, animal rights] 1266 words
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The Mindsets of Victims and Creators - ... The article then quotes the second student who was able to find the textbook ““I called several other college bookstores in our region, ones farther away from our campus. But none of them carried this book. So finally I went online and found used copies available for much less. I used the savings to pay for 2-day air shipping, and got the used book by 2nd day air, for about the price the new book was at our bookstore” she concluded.” This student exhibited the mindset of a Creator by not letting those circumstances get in the way....   [tags: concept definition and analysis]
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Concience of Guilt vs a Guilty Concience - ... Conscious of the crimes he was charged with, Charles Manson is quoted as saying; “Maybe I should have killed four or five hundred people…then I would have felt better. Then I would have felt I really offered society something.” [Another quote, while talking to an interviewer} “If I wanted to kill somebody…I’d pick up this book and beat you to death with it. And I wouldn’t feel a thing. It’d be like walking to the drug store.” Since Charles Manson’s time, crime has increased to a point that it isn’t so shocking....   [tags: definition, criminal, example, actions] 660 words
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Islamic State before Abd Al-Malik or Not? - ... (Johns 2003) Under the rule of ’Abd al-Malik the army was professionalised, which was an important part of an Arabic polity moving towards an Islamic state. (Robinson 2005) It is clear that armed forces of some kind existed before ’Abd al-Malik. After all, in the 7th century Islam spread through conquests. Even Prophet Muhammad conquered Mecca with troops. What makes ’Abd al-Malik’s army so unique is the fact that he replaced chieftains and tribesmen with commanders and soldiers and gave them annual pay, thus making it more unified and professional and above all ensuring that it would be loyal only to him....   [tags: Donner definition, sociopolitical analysis] 745 words
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The United States as a Republic - The United States Constitution states: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.” (U.S. Const. art. IV, § 4) The founding fathers of the United States added these 43 words to the constitution that initiated and solidified the form of government of a few ragtag states....   [tags: Constitution, Qualifications, Definition]
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Defining Personal Responsibility and Exploring My Own Responsibilities - What is personal responsibility. Some examples people would probably come up with would be these: working, chores, taking care of your family and some might even say going to school and getting a better education. The definition of personal responsibility is: the obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. ("DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms"). Personal responsibility to me is taking ownership of the things that will affect us in anyway, whether it is in the long run or short term....   [tags: Personal Reflection, Definition]
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What is a Rich Internet Application? - Introduction The purpose of this document will allow us to look into the WHAT, WHY & HOW of Rich Internet Applications WHAT: describes the general definition of a Rich Internet Application (RIA) and view some examples of these Rich Internet Applications. WHY: will take us through, why use Rich Internet Applications, the benefits and future developments. HOW: will allow us to look at the Technologies behind the RIA. WHAT is a Rich Internet Application. The term Rich Internet Applications refers to web applications that have features and function like a desktop application, it means that Rich Internet Applications are a cross between web applications and traditional desktop applications whi...   [tags: definition, informative, expository] 1844 words
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Change By Design by Tim Brown - The realisation that design is far too important to be left only to designers is a significant issue among design educators and designers. So its no surprise that there has been a notable change in the way designers create, approach a brief or problem. Evolving from working individually into a process that involves a more collaborative method of discovering, exchanging and understanding among a number of people that are not just designers. Such methods are now being largely taken up by various design communities, such as participatory design....   [tags: universal design, definition, people] 1877 words
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Descartes vs. Spinoza on Substance - Throughout the history of metaphysics the question, What is. has always been answered in an incomplete,unsatisfactory or complicated manner, but Spinoza tried to answer this question in an exceptional way simply by describing God and His essence. Based on Spinoza’s views, God’s qualities can be referred to as attributes and modes are merely affections of a substance. This paper will provide a detailed view of Spinoza’s key ontological definition of God as the only substance, his attributes, and their co-relations....   [tags: ontological definition of God ]
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Meno and the Socratic Method - Meno was one of Plato’s earliest of dialogues, written in depth the book is founded around a central question: If virtue can be taught, then how. And if not, then how does virtue come to man, either by nature or some other way. Socrates addresses this inquiry by questioning a person who claims to understand the term’s meaning (Plato's Meno). The purpose of this essay is to relate the Socratic method performed by Socrates in Plato’s dialogue The Apology, to Meno, by illustrating its effect on the character Meno himself. After questioning Meno about virtue, Socrates comes to the conclusion that neither he nor Meno truly know the meaning of the word; he then notes that finding a thorough defin...   [tags: Definition of Virtue, The Apology]
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Kinship and Family go Hand-in-hand - ... Factors such as economics, ethnics, generations, and gender may cause some cultures to claim some as relatives but not others. Throughout the course of this essay I will attempt to address who I classify as kin, my family. During the process of creating my family tree I began by asking myself the questions, “who am I closest with?” and “who has influence me most as a person?” The answers to these questions consisted of lines of bilateral decent; just as the Euro-American system of lineage tends to do these days....   [tags: definition: kinship, factors] 743 words
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Expressives in Indirect Speech Act - ... In our group’s examples of Two Broke Girls, Caroline has said You know, having only cute outfit takes hours off getting dressed. This is a kind of indirect expressives. Caroline expresses her depression in an indirect way and mocks her current situation. Imagine that she used to be a millionaire and did not need to worry about the problem of lacking good outfits. However, now she is just a waitress and even has no place to live and Max takes in her at that moment. Therefore, she want to give a positive impression to Max and please Max....   [tags: definition, implications, functions, social] 568 words
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Defining Intimacy: Processes Involved with Intimacy - The Random House College Dictionary Revised Edition, 1975, defines intimacy as: (1) The state of being intimate. (2) A close familiar, and usually affectionate or loving, personal relationship. (3) A detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc. (4) An act or expression serving as a token of familiarity, affection, or the like. (5) A sexual familiar act; a sexual liberty and (6) Privacy, especially an atmosphere of privacy suitable to the telling of a secret....   [tags: definition]
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What is a Controlled Vocabulary? - What is a Controlled Vocabulary. Abstract: The term “Controlled Vocabulary” is not universally understood by all to mean the same thing. So that it can be used freely without misunderstanding, this paper defines the term as a “considered list of values, designed to improve searchability”. A set of “rules of thumb” are provided for use in the determination of whether a given set of values is a Controlled Vocabulary, and guidance is provided on populating one. What it is: At time of writing, Wikipedia provides a nice, pithy definition: In library and information science controlled vocabulary is a carefully selected list of words and phrases, which are used to tag units of information (documen...   [tags: Language, definition, informative, expository]
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Republicanism in The Nineteenth Century - The definition of republicanism is “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.” Republicanism is also the belief that the government will stand and continue to prosper. When one talks about Republicanism during the latter part of the nineteenth century great historical individuals such as Tomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington and all of the founding fathers who helped set up the republic of the United States come to mind....   [tags: Definition, History, Use] 1334 words
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The Benefits of Sustainable Development - ... It is necessary to make both poor and rich sure that most of people can enjoy the life, not only rich people. Bob Williams, who is a Contributing Editor for PennEnergy. “Previously, worked as Director of Research for PennEnergy's Oil & Gas Journal Online Research Center and PennEnergy Online Research Center” (PennEnergy.com). In the article “WPC: Sustainable development fealty key to oil's future” from Oil & Gas Journal, he summaries that “industry’s main challenge is to provide global access to supplies of energy while meeting concerns caused by the production of fossil fuels.” So, sustainable development lets oil and gas producers have future....   [tags: Definition, Pros, Globalization]
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Cloud Computing Makes Life Easier - Discussion 2.1 Definition of Cloud Computing Cloud computing are functions that are provided as a service. Cloud computing is a form where Input and Output(I/O) operations take place in terminal device such as workstations, smartphones, tablets. However, information analysis, processing, storage, management and distribution of operations takes place in the third space called the cloud. Software and data are typically stored on the server in the cloud. However, the users only have their device as temporary storage for the duration of use....   [tags: definition, cloud computing, services]
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Commiting the Naturalistic Fallacy - G.E. Moore in his work Pricipia Ethica outlines that something complex can be explained by specifying it basic properties (qtd. in Schroeder). In contrast, Moore explains that something simplistic cannot be explained further by using basic properties (qtd. in Schroeder). To try to explain something simplistic by basic properties would be to commit the naturalistic fallacy. The naturalistic fallacy is a fallacy because it is an error in definition and it is similar to the is-ought distinction. Evolutionary ethics is a good candidate for committing the naturalistic fallacy because it tries to define ethical terms in terms of naturalistic properties (Boniolo 13, Moore chapter 2, and Schroeder)...   [tags: properties, definition, error]
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What is the Definition of True Love? - "I wanna love you and treat you right; I wanna love you every day and every night: We'll be together with a roof right over our heads; We'll share the shelter of my single bed; We'll share the same room, yeah. - for Jah provide the bread. Is this love - is this love - is this love - Is this love that I'm feelin'?"--- Bob Marley. Bob Marley wrote and sang about love just like hundreds of people before him. His idea of true love was sharing with someone in order to meet the basic needs and spiritual way of life....   [tags: essay on love]
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What Is A Family? - The word “family” is unique, special, and controversial among different cultures and ethnicities. As defined by Random House Western Dictionary, a family is “any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins” (Dictionary.com). Although the definition from Random House follows the infamous proverb of, “blood is thicker than water,” my definition of family does not. Family is not defined or restricted by blood relations. In my mind, a family is simply a group of people, who loves, supports, and helps each other unconditionally, and endlessly....   [tags: definition essay about family] 940 words
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Definition of Heritage in "Everyday Use" - Heritage includes a legacy of physical attributes of the past. Heritage may be inherited and maintained in the present for future generations. Some symbols of heritage can be meaningful to some people, while for others they are meaningless. Traditional heritage plays an important part of everyone’s life. Some people follow a traditional heritage so deeply imbedded in their everyday lives that they do not even recognize them as so. In “Everyday Use” the strenuous effort to preserve the family name begins when Dee return home for a visit....   [tags: Literary Review] 554 words
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Extended Definition of a Modern Hero - Classical heroes commonly display bravery and strength in their noble feats of self-sacrifice in order to attain fame and glory as a savior of his or her people. However, in modern times, a hero may represent a cause to achieve peace and amity with his or her society, no matter the differences between each person. Other admirable modern heroes express indifference towards racial and religious distinctions and help those in need, sometimes at their own life’s risk, despite their disapproving society....   [tags: Heroes]
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Google Inc., the definition of Sustainability - In todays day and age, what do people do when they need answers to a question they don't know. They Google it. In 2012, on average, there are 5,134,000,000 Google searches a day (Google Official History, comScore). Google Inc. (GOOG) was started in 1996 by two PhD students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The first funding they ever received was a net worth of 100,000 dollars given by Andy Bechtolsheim. The company has grown over the years and is now worth over 250 billion dollars alone....   [tags: Firm Benefits, Environmental Efforts]
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Definition and Description of Meningitis Types - Meningitis is a disease that involves infection of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord, these tissues are called meninges. There are three types of meningitis; viral, fungal, and bacterial. Viral meningitis usually resolves on its own. Medications can be prescribes for symptoms but the virus just has to run its course. The viral form is often misdiagnosed as the flu because the symptoms so similar. It’s the most common type of meningitis and can cause some long term effects such as headaches and memory loss....   [tags: penicillin g, meningococcal, meninges]
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What Is A Family? - For most of us, the family is considered as a well-known and comfortable institution. The perfect model of the ‘ideal’ family is still mostly considered to be consisted from two different sexes’ parents, and one or more children. Until quite recently, the sociology of the family was mostly functionalist and just in the last few decades has been challenged from various directions. There are many different definitions about what the family is. Different theoretical positions influence these variations....   [tags: definition essay about family] 761 words
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Interpreting the Meaning of Private - Interpreting the Meaning of Private Hearing the word private, one could think of infinite meanings and uses. Some people think, for their own safety, certain people should not be private. Others believe it is their human right to have privacy, because it defines oneself. The dictionary-defined term of private has had subtle changes through the past 300 years. In the past three years, the definition of private in the US has changed to very little meaning, granting an even more important reason to find the true definition....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Nature of Faith - In many aspects of our lives, the use of faith as a basis for knowledge can be found. Whether it is faith in the advice of your teacher, faith in a God or faith in a scientific theory, it is present. But what is faith. A definition of faith in a theory of knowledge context is the confident belief or trust in a knowledge claim by a knower, without the knower having conclusive evidence. This is because if a knowledge claim is backed up by evidence, then we would use reason rather than faith as a basis for knowledge ....   [tags: Definition, Use, Science] 1299 words
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Expressionism: Alive and Well - In 1976 Paul Vogt, speaking as literary historian, expresses his opinion that whether expressionism had existed at all. He also point out that only a few artists described themselves as expressionists. In twenty century, expressionism shows the essential nature of German art and characters’ position within the context of international artistic developments. Later, expressionism has been written as not only art but also literature. “Morder, Hoffnug Der Franen” (1910) is the first page of <Der Sturm> and a drawing of Oskar Kokaschka to his drama....   [tags: Expressionism Art, descriptive, definition] 589 words
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What is a Friend? - What is a friend. A friend is someone who supports you, sympathizes with you, or patronizes a group. An easily definition of that would be a person you know, like and trust. In these tough times we count on friend to help us get through. I like to think of friendship as everlasting, but is friendship truly forever. Can miles drive you away from friends you made after graduating from places like high school or college. Just imagine walking across the stage and never seeing the people you graduated with....   [tags: friendship essay, definition] 626 words
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Philosophy: Ethics and Morality - Whether put simply or scrutinized, morality cannot be defined simply by looking at it from one or two perspectives. One must acknowledge the fact that there are several different factors that affect judgment between “right” and “wrong”. Only after taking into account everything that could possibly change the definition of righteousness can one begin to define morality. Harriet Baber, a professor at San Diego State University, defines morality as “the system through which we determine right and wrong conduct”....   [tags: Definition, History, Ethics]
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Residential Segregation In America - Definition and Measurement of Residential Segregation According to Massey and Denton (1988), residential segregation “is the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of the urban environment”(282). Now this is a pretty general definition, but it gives basic but good insight as to what residential desegregation is talking about. In this paper, I will mostly be focusing on residential segregation as it relates to the black and white populations in relation to one another, although I will be referencing some other races briefly to create a better understanding of concepts or ideas....   [tags: Definition, measurement, Residential Segregation]
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Sociology: The Study of Humanity - However new you are to sociology it is probable that you have an idea, however vague and general, regarding what sociology is supposed to be about. It may be that you have an idea that sociology is 'about' people. And you would be right to think so. We might start then by noting that sociology is one of the human sciences and as such it is a subject to be distinguished from the so-called 'physical sciences'. Sociology is the study of humanity. However this description of sociology is only partially correct....   [tags: Definition of Sociology] 1468 words
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Extended Definition of Alopecia Areata - Alopecia Areata (al-oh-PEE-shee- ah ar-ee –ey-tuh) is commonly known as hair loss. There are many different forms of hair loss. If one were to study the art of cosmetology the student would learn from their Milady’s textbook that alopecia areata is a sudden loss of hair in round or irregular patches; the scalp is not inflamed. Even after many years of research the pattern of hair loss does not have a definite known cause. At this time this form of alopecia is seen in those that have a lot of stress in their lives or has an autoimmune disease....   [tags: Etymology]
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