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The Definition of Capitalism: Greed - Michael Novak once said , " Capitalism must be infused by that humble gift of love called caritas . " While this is a very moving and true concept , this is not the reality we live in . Our modern free enterprise , which derived its structure from the Catholic Church of the eighteenth century , is infused with many things , and love most certainly is not one of them. Although , Capitalism is essential for us to continue progressing into a modern future; at some point in time, Capitalism lost its artlessness....   [tags: Capitalism] 818 words
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Definition of Tenure for Teachers - In society today, teachers play a very important role in the lives of children being one of the biggest influences on a child’s educational life. Teachers are responsible for preparing students for the future with knowledge and skills that students will be able to use on a daily basis. With so much emphasis on the role of teachers, it is important that students receive the best education possible and in order for that to happen, students need educated and willing teachers. Many of these qualities are infrequent in teachers of today....   [tags: Incompetence, Starting Salary]
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Man's Identity According to Nietszche in Comparison to Marx's and Society's Definition - Man's Identity According to Nietszche in Comparison to Marx's and Society's Definition Friedrich Nietzsche wrote The Anti-Christ as a response to his own outrage concerning man's Christian-influenced values on life. Nietzsche saw Christianity as the leading cause of the problems with mankind. All the teachings of Christianity were contrary to the ways in which Nietzsche felt man should act and behave. His focus in The Anti-Christ is on this fact that Christianity is the root of all that is wrong with the world....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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What Makes a Good Golpher? - Most people think the definition of a true golfer is someone who is very talented, has the best equipment, and wins most of the time. On the contrary, I believe an outstanding golfer can be defined as one who doesn't cheat, knows all the rules by heart, works hard at practicing, and never gives up. "Golf is the hardest game in the world to play, and the easiest to cheat at." According to Dave Hill, a professional golfer from Tennessee. Unlike football, where there are referees watching your every move, it is much easier to cheat without anybody noticing....   [tags: Definition Essay] 380 words
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Oedipus the King: Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man? - Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man.        As a young man, Oedipus learned of his fate to kill his father and marry his mother.  Oedipus flees to a distant land to escape his terrible fate and inadvertently fulfills the prophecy. Unknowingly, Oedipus kills his father and enters the bed of his mother.  Was Oedipus was a good man who happened to suffer an unfortunate fate, or was he a truly bad person, whose fate was only just?  If we accept the Aristotelian views of good and bad, as expressed in The Good, Oedipus was indeed a good man by saving the city, ruling justly and searching for the truth although his anger could be seen as a flaw....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]
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Be Warned and Study Justice:The Shifting Definition of Justice in Virgil’s Aeneid - Be Warned and Study Justice:The Shifting Definition of Justice in Virgil’s Aeneid A twenty-first century reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey will highlight a seeming lack of justice: hundreds of men die because of an adulteress, the most honorable characters are killed, the cowards survive, and everyone eventually goes to hell. Due to the difference in the time period, culture, prominent religions and values, the modern idea of justice is much different than that of Greece around 750 B.C. The idea of justice in Virgil’s the Aeneid is easier for us to recognize....   [tags: Virgil Aeneid]
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Oedipus and Othello Exemplify Aristotle’s Definition of a Tragic Hero - Throughout our history, many genres have survived the test of time. One of the most well known and popular genre is the tragedy. A tragedy tells a story of the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering and insight on the part of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience. One of the main authorities on tragedy is ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle. His piece of literature, Poetics, is highly regarded as one of the main sources used to define what makes a tragedy....   [tags: Oedipus the King, 2014]
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The Fulfillment of the Definition of Gothic Horror by Chapters 5 and 4 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Fulfillment of the Definition of Gothic Horror by Chapters 5 and 4 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 'Frankenstein' is a gothic novel, a type of novel most popular between 1760 and 1820. The main components of the gothic novel are mystery, horror, and the supernatural. The word 'gothic' itself has several meanings. It can mean harsh or cruel, referring to the barbaric Gothic tribes of the Middle Ages. However, gothic novels typically feature wild and remote settings, such as haunted castles or wind-blasted moors, and their plots involve violent or mysterious events....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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The Meaning of Service - The Meaning of Service Service is a word used constantly.  The word service has an impression on many people.  For example; people who work as lifeguards view their work as a service to the community.  Naturally, based on working as a lifeguard their definition of service would be an action beneficial to the well-being of others.  Not surprisingly, a similar definition was found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  Service is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the action of serving, helping, or benefiting; conduct tending to the welfare or advantage of another; condition or employment of a public servant; friendly or professional assistance."  Furthermore, in Webster's Nint...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Defining poverty - J.K. Rowling states, “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools” (Rowling). Mrs. Rowling conveyed an exceptional point, poverty is commonly used and without consideration of what it truly means; for those that have grown up in poverty, it is not taken so lightly. As easily as the word is thrown around, poverty is multidimensional and involved....   [tags: Definition of Poverty]
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Defining Intelligence - Intelligence is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as being the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge. When knowledge is spoken of, it is generally used in terms of education. The extent of education a person has achieved is then what most often determines how much knowledge one has accumulated. Nevertheless, with this definition of intelligence in mind, one might possibly consider the average person to be intelligent. After all, even a person who has never gone to school a day in their life is capable of acquiring knowledge and applying it to some area of their life....   [tags: Education, definition]
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What is Instructional Technology? - What is Instructional Technology. Describing Instructional Technology (IT) is a lot like herding cats – it can probably be done but it won’t be easy. It has been a difficult question for educational researchers and technologists to answer. Few other fields have such a difficulty in self-definition. Everyone can readily define such fields as psychology and biology, but the IT field is so new that no one has a definite answer. The term instructional technology is further confused because it is often used interchangeably with the terms educational technology and instructional design....   [tags: Definition IT Essays]
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The Problem of Plagiarism - “Plagiarism is bad” isn't a definition, but (coming from a public high school) that might be all you've ever been taught. There's not much being done to keep students from plagiarizing in their high school courses. Teachers of junior and senior English classes work the hardest at stopping plagiarism. Still, most of us have no concept of why we shouldn't plagiarize. Then we come to college where we are faced with things like academic honesty committees and honor courts; those days of cut and paste writing assignments are over....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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What is Crime? - There are many perceptions of what defines crime. The definitions appear to change throughout history and are still changing today (Henry, S. and Lanier, M. M., 2001 ,p.139). For example, in the past marital rape was not considered a crime as it was thought that women were believed to be “sexual property” of the male and, therefore it couldn’t be classed as rape (Brownmiller, 1975, cited by Bergen, R.K., 1996, p.3). However, in the United States in 1978 a man was convicted of rape on his wife (Russell, 1990, cited by Bergen, R.K., 1996, p.4)....   [tags: definition essay, criminology] 1386 words
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What is Evil - The world is filled with many different words, some harder to define than other. One of these difficult words is considered by many to be evil. The definition of the word evil depends entirely upon the reader or writers perspective upon the word. The most innocent and simple ways that of would define evil is by simply saying that evil is the exact opposite of good, but what is good. In order to understand the true meaning of evil, we must first be able to describe what good is, what has goodness produced, and what has evil truly defied....   [tags: definition, ethics, morality] 651 words
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What is Success? - Success takes many different definitions. People have different interpretations of what success really means. For me is as simple as: living well and laughing often. The idea of living well is a very broad statement. Living well, in my opinion is getting success in personal, social and professional life. If I can achieve all of these three levels of success, I believe that I have lived well. Personal success for me is being able enjoy little things that life has to offer. For instance; understanding and appreciating diversity....   [tags: Personal Reflection, definition, narrative] 583 words
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What is Privacy? - Privacy is an incredibly elusive concept, partly because no one can agree on what constitutes an invasion of privacy. One famous publication in the 1890 edition of the Harvard Law Review defines privacy as “...the right to be let alone” (Warren). While this suffices for a cursory look at the definition of privacy, a closer look reveals that it is still very vague (the latter portion of the journal reiterates this). Specifically, it does not address breach of privacy, a concept that is still disagreed upon today....   [tags: Law, definition, informative, expository]
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What is Beauty? - What is beauty. People have always attempted to find, create, and pursue it. A quick checkout at the grocery store will reveal a plethora of magazines devoted purely to what they call beauty and the proper pursuit of it. Most have an idea of what they might personally define as beauty, but not as a general, sweeping definition. That which one might label ugly another might call absolutely stunning. Some find beauty in cats, others in dogs, just as some favor early morning mountain ranges over a sun setting over the plains....   [tags: God, argumentative, persuasive, definition]
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The Definition of Citizenship - The task of defining citizenship is an difficult endeavor which takes much thought and careful examination in order to make sense of what constitutes the ideals of citizenship. Previously, I never gave much thought to what citizenship is and what it means to me. My first inclinations were that citizenship was related to politics and practicing the rule of law. From whot I have learned in class, I can confidently say that my views of citizenship have changed for the better to include a broader vision than just the politically involved law-abiding citizen....   [tags: Politics Philosophy 2014]
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The Definition of Happiness -  According to Webster dictionary the word Happiness in defined as Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy. People when they think of happiness, they think about having to good feeling inside. There are many types of happiness, which are expressed in many ways. Happiness is something that you can't just get it comes form your soul. Happiness is can be changed through many things that happen in our every day live.      Happiness according scientific studies happiness comes from dopamine taking chemicals around the brain, which is a transmitter in the brain that controls the nervous system....   [tags: Happiness Essays] 481 words
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The Definition of Globalization - Globalisation is a term that is frequently used but hardly ever defined. It refers to the rapid increase in the share of economic activity taking place across national boundaries. This goes beyond the international trade in goods and includes the way those goods are produced, the delivery and sale of services, and the movement of capital. Globalisation it is also an idea of our time, highly contested and widely accepted at the same time. It relates to the economy, politics, culture, society, and generally, with everything we deal with in our everyday lives....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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What Is Peace? - Humans are obsessed with categorizing. We split the people and things of the world into millions of groups and give them names, characteristics, and stereotypes. Ethnicity, sexuality, religion, political view, genus and species: these all reflect the human’s constant need to note, name, and categorize. Still not convinced. Look at a dictionary. The fact that it was even created proves a tendency of the human mind to solidify things, their category, their characteristics, and their definition. Most brains do not do well with the abstract noun....   [tags: definition, informative, argumentative, persuasive]
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Information Technology Industry - ... Thus, risks generate due to the customers unsteady demands level and inaccurate market positioning. Technical risk Technical risk means Information technology risk particularly in IT industry. This is an unignored risk when we focus on the IT industry, which not only has impact on revenue but also on companies’ reputation. Companies in IT industry must keep renewing in case be left behind by competitors. The patents and technical expertise that an IT company owes can lead to a good reputation and competitiveness....   [tags: Definition, Struggles, Risks] 2188 words
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What Is Beauty? - What Is Beauty. There are a number of perceptions on the idea of beauty. To narrow down this broad subject, one must view a plethora of information on the definition of beauty. In today's society scientists have included a number of statistics about how the real world views a person. However, these studies show that society can be harsh on the concept of beauty when criticizing a person on how they look on the outside. In a 2008 Dove article entitled "Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem", the article asserts that girls take how they and other people view them very seriously which lead to drastic measures such as wrist cutting or starving themselves....   [tags: Beauty, definition, argumentative, persuasive]
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Definition Paper- Addiction - Addiction, in all its indications, is a habit proceeded out of control that determines one’s actions and thoughts, and has an agonizing effect on the body and mind. The word addiction is not viewed as a positive word at all, because of all the pain and turmoil associated with this particular habit. Addiction comes in multiple forms, some of which include texting, social networking sites, drugs, alcohol consumption, and even one’s boyfriend or girlfriend. Addiction can be identified as a habit out of control, and as a result of this it has numerous effects on the human body as well as the mind....   [tags: drugs, define] 838 words
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Total Quality Management - Definition of Total Quality Management To understand and appreciate Total Quality Management, one needs to first be given the definition. Claude W. Burnhill and Johannes Ledholter offer the following definition in their textbook “Achieving Quality through Continual Improvement” published in 1999: “Total Quality Management is a [holistic] business management methodology that aligns the activities of all employees in an organization with the common focus of customer satisfaction [to be achieved] through continuous improvement in the quality of all activities [processes], goods and services....   [tags: Definition Business] 886 words
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Define Marketing Paper - Introduction Marketing is very important to the success of a business. Before people can buy a product or service they have to know about it. However, marketing entails more than just letting people know what your company has to offer. Throughout this paper, I will define marketing, offering my personal definition as well as more formal definitions from other sources. Furthermore, I will explain to the reader the importance of marketing to organizational success giving real world examples in support of this explanation....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1377 words
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Not All Access is Created Equal - Not All Access is Created Equal Access n. 1) the ability, right or permission to approach, enter, speak with or use; admittance; 2) the state or quality of being approachable; 3) a ways or means of approach; ~ v. 9) to make contact with or gain access to; to be able to reach, approach, enter; 10) Computers. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another, generally between an external storage device and main storage Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition Unabridged Language is a continuum....   [tags: Definition Technology Essays] 2040 words
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How Does One Define a Good Teacher? - 'Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.' --John Milton The epigram above goes a long way in providing an answer to this oft-repeated question. Of course, we must make a distinction between Aristotle instructing passionate disciples on the definition of happiness and a humble foreign language teacher attempting to familiarize a horde of boisterous adolescents to the intricacies of the English interrogative sentence....   [tags: definition of a good teacher] 802 words
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How Does One Define America? - How Does One Define America.         What is the definition of America?  After the  Revolutionary War, there were various versions of what America was defined as.  Writers of the time period, including Royall Tyler, St. Jean de Crevecoeur, and Benjamin Franklin, all had their own opinions on the matter.  For example, Tyler states that in America, "probity, virtue, and honour...will secure to an honest American" (Tyler 1188).  Crevecoeur had the idea that in America a man was protected by laws and received "ample rewards for their labours" (Crevecoeur 856).  Franklin perceived America as a place where "not as slaves but as freemen our money we'll give" (Franklin 950)....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1290 words
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The Limitless Possibilities of Art - Definition Essay – The Limitless Possibilities of Art Before attempting to define art in even the most abstract of terms, I must preface with an apologia, for any definition of art dooms itself to failure as long as it attempts to categorize together objects or actions which belong to no unified category. Where does one set boundaries to determine the limits of the category ‘art’. Mine will serve only to elaborate my own personal opinions as there exists no objective method of evaluation for a definition of art as a whole (at least one which does not set arbitrary boundaries)....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 832 words
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The Difficulty with Defining Feminism - The Difficulty with Defining Feminism In Feminist Theory: from margin to center, bell hook states on the first page what she believes to be the problem with feminism. In her opinion the biggest problem with feminism is that there is no real definition of what feminism is. The definition many people have formulated for feminism is having the goal of making woman socially equal to men. hook’s problem with this is the fact that all men are not socially equal. If women are to be the social equals to men then another question would be which men women will be socially equal to....   [tags: Definition Feminism Feminist Essays] 797 words
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Awesome, Such a Wonderful Word - Awesome - Such a Wonderful Word There are multitudes of words in the English language. Some of these words are precisely defined, some have multiple meanings, and some are "token words" used to emphasize or elaborate ideas. For example, the number of definitions for the token word "awesome" is limited only to the imagination of the user. One Sunday afternoon I sat watching a basketball game. The Chicago Bulls were playing the L.A. Lakers. Michael Jordan, a star player for the Bulls, drove his way down court like a man with a mission....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 612 words
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Being An African American Woman - As stated in Webster's II Dictionary, a woman is defined to be an adult female human. In today's society being an African American woman is a rigid task to live up to. It means to reside to what their ancestors have left behind, which means to be stronger than ever. Rosa Parks was strong, Harriet Tubman was also strong, and Jezebel was even stronger. So what exactly does it mean to be a woman. It means to stand up for what is right, even if that means sacrifice, it means to be strong whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally....   [tags: Definition Woman Female ] 893 words
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The Meaning of Community - The Meaning of Community Community is defined in two different ways. The Universal English Dictionary describes a community as 'a society or body of persons living in the same place, having the same rights, privileges, and interests, and acknowledging the same laws.' Another definition by the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as 'common character or commonness.' Even though these are different ways to describe this word, their meanings are quite similar and are used greatly in their own ways with everyday life....   [tags: Definition Essays Community]
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No Universal Definition of Human Rights - In the minds of many people human rights are defined as a set of governmental Do’s and Don’ts that protect people from their governments in terms of the freedom of speech, assembly, etc. without infringement. Of course, most people would agree that these are fundamental rights and deserve to be upheld, however many feel that there are a set of universal human rights that can be used to secure the freedom of all people around the world. One such document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written by the United Nations, claims to be the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 770 words
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Definition And Discussion Of The Gospels - The Gospels are narratives about the life and time of Jesus. They describe not only Jesus' life but also what was taking place at that time. This helps to give us a better perception of why some things happened the way they did and what it was possibly like for Jesus. We are able to better understand some of the social and political aspects of life during Jesus' time period, which can help us to overall understand the meaning behind the Gospels better. (Bible Dictionary) The story of Jesus' life is meant not only as a biography but also as an example to us as how to live our lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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Real Learning - A society is only as prosperous as the individuals that live within it and contribute to its success. People interact with one another and through this interaction, individuals begin to formulate a sense of self-definition, as well as the foundations required to form relationships, but more importantly, a society develops the proposal of real learning. Real learning is an understanding of materials through one’s own experiences and understandings, but also through the learning and communication between others....   [tags: Self Definition, Society, Technology] 1040 words
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Knowledge Management - ... Knowledge can be categorised as tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Kimiz (2005) described, tacit knowledge is usually resides within the head of knowers and difficult to articulate and to put into words, text, or drawings. In contrast, explicit knowledge represents content that has been captured in some tangible form such as words, audio recordings, or images. Therefore, explicit knowledge is easier to transmit to others as it is already resides in tangible media. Tacit and explicit knowledge are very essential and priceless to the organisation....   [tags: Definition, Hoarding, Sharing]
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What is a Ring-giver? - What is a Ring-giver. Those who’ve been asked for the definition of a ring-giver have answered with a dumbfounded facial expression, “Does it have anything to do with the movie Lord of the Rings?" Or others might simply think that the word "ring-giver" basically means a person who gives out rings. This word can be considered a vague term because it might sound like it has one implication, but in fact, it actually has a deeper meaning. During the Anglo-Saxon period, the word "ring-giver" is also labeled as a kenning, which is an extended metaphor....   [tags: Definition Ring Giver Essays] 587 words
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The Meaning of Life - As soon as the caveman progressed to the point where he ceased living in terror of the animals, the weather and all the gods, he started thinking about his life and what it meant. Since the conception of language and the thousands of technical refinements that brought us to the printed page, mankind has written much about this mysterious force. It is interesting to note that "life" has 44 definitions -- one of the most defined words in the world. Here are some of these definitions. Optimists have defined life as good because it gives most of us something to do....   [tags: Definition Essay Example] 955 words
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Attempting to Define Art - Definition Essay – Attempting to Define Art Considering that last semester I took both History of Western Art and, in the philosophy department, Aesthetics, I would have thought that I am now in a better position than I was a year ago to answer the question, “What is art?” Going into the philosophy course I had the idea that art worked as a means of taking abstract values and placing them into concrete form. However, it soon became clear that there were many other praiseworthy things that could be said about art: it can be sublime, making us feel both the overwhelming force of nature and the overcoming strength of our free will (Kant); it bridges the natural and the ideal, allo...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 979 words
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The Audience and Writing - The Audience and Writing Audience. Just one word yet it stirs frighteningly confusing images of perplexing thoughts in my mind. The word alone is strange, but when put in context of an essay it leaves me baffled and frustrated[d1] . The questions; “What is Audience?” “Why do I need it?” and, “What purpose does it serve?” are important to my finally some day understanding the concept of Audience, but at this point I can’t answer them fully[d2] . I can grasp the understanding of all the other aspects of writing an essay, although I may not incorporate them well in my paper at least I see why they are important....   [tags: Audience Definition Essays]
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What Is An American - Since this great country was first established many intuitive minds have tried to answer the question; "What is an American". This country is full of individuals of many backgrounds, and diversities and each person has a different opinion on this question. In my opinion, an American is someone who values freedom and equality and pursues the "American dream." Every American exercises these rights and these are great adjectives to describe our country. Each of the seven readings, and the one image I compiled help mold this broader definition into a more precise description of an American....   [tags: Definition Essys Expository Papers]
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Defining a Higher Education - Defining a Higher Education A university education is the key to a career, not just a job; it is a higher education that stimulates the brain to handle new challenges, and the intelligence to view the bigger picture of life. Students who attend college are seeking the knowledge it takes to live a better life. Two authors who discuss their views on education in their essays are Jon Spayde, “Learning in the Key of Life” and John Henry Newman, “The Idea of University.” Both essays discuss the importance of a higher education, but each author has a different definition....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Individual Truth - In the search for truth many people look to philosophers like Plato to find a truth that is unreachable and impersonal, Crawford’s argument that truth is physical and can be reached by all is correct because it reveals that truth is not something that only educated people can find, it is something that every man encounters. In “The Case for Working With Your Hands” Crawford writes that working with material things has been grossly underappreciated by society, and he’s right. He says that “A gifted young person who chooses to become a mechanic rather than to accumulate academic credentials is viewed as eccentric, if not self-destructive” (Crawford)....   [tags: Definition, Personalization, Hands]
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Unconventional Warfare - To influence and move foreign policy in the direction they desire international leaders have several tools available to them ranging from diplomatic interaction with other countries to the use of overt or covert military force. The United States is not the only country to use its military as a political instrument and all can use the military at various levels of force. This paper will review the levels of force options American political leaders have for the use of the military in accomplishing U....   [tags: Definition, Function, Politics]
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Race: An Empty Category? - Race: An Empty Category. "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." --Albert Einstein What is race. How many races are there. What are the genes that separate each race. How many genes are there. What do evolutionists, scientists, or anthropologists have to say about race. And even more importantly, what role does race play in your life. When I was a young girl of about 6, I had a friend of a different race who was particularly interested in answering the unsolved mysteries of our world....   [tags: Definition Racial Ethnicity Essays]
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American Propaganda - Propaganda is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to farther one's cause or to damage an opposing cause. Within propaganda's very own definition, we can see that it can either build a nation or tear it down. It is used to hype your emotions, to get you on the bandwagon, and to manipulate your very thoughts (Taylor 1). Propaganda rallies citizens to a cause, either for or against. It is distributed in many forms such as, newspapers, movies, music, and television....   [tags: Definition, Use in History]
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Accounting Software - Since technology is getting more developed time after time, many of life aspects has been influenced by the presence of computer as a remarkable innovation in human history. The emerging of a new concept called Computerized Accounting Information System (CAIS) particularly, is one example of this “cutting-edge calculator’s” intervention on bookkeeping activities. As many companies tend to apply this new frame to treat their transaction recordings, many accounting software developers try to provide an advanced computer program as the main engine of the companies’ CAIS....   [tags: Definition, Risks, Accountants] 1242 words
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Meaningful Learning - Introduction Human learning is a complex and dynamic process such that there is no one definitive definition of learning; yet, there is a shared definitional assumption that learning is “a long-term change in mental representations or associations as a result of experience” (Ormrod, 2012, p. 4). That is to say, learning can be defined by the description of how human experience takes place (Shuell, 1986). In this regard, I view that human experience takes place through the interaction between individuals and environmental factors....   [tags: Methods, Philosophies, Definition]
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Defining Religion - When searching for the meaning of the term religion one most go a long way in making an extensive search to actually form a definition that can fit such a broad word. There is no one definition that can satisfy all religions and remain true to all religions throughout its answer. There are many different views and definitions of the word and it is very hard to come up with a reasonable definition that sums such a massive expression up. Religion when used as a single word is almost impossible to define....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1034 words
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Defining Community - Defining Community Before studying the definition of a community, one might associate the word with life back in their hometown.  After reading through the definitions of community in numerous dictionaries, it is clear that community is so much more than the place you grow up in. It is interesting that the definition of one word could change so drastically over a decade. According to A Dictionary of American English, (1847) the definition of a community is “a communistic or socialistic society.”  Although it isn't hard to identify the idea of each definition, they are extremely different.  The definition of community from 1874 mentions communism.  This is interesting because many people...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Honesty VersusTruthfulness - Honesty Versus Truthfulness Honesty and simply being truthful seem, on the surface, to be one and the same concept. However, though they are closely related in definition and are in fact listed as synonyms, there are fundamental differences between the two. Truthfulness is defined as "consistently telling the truth, honest" in The American Heritage Dictionary, which also defines honesty as "the capacity or condition of being honest; integrity; trustworthiness." Honest means "not lying, cheating or taking unfair advantage." So what does that mean....   [tags: Definition Essay] 422 words
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Definition essay on computers - Many people in general have enough problems to deal with. Why should organization add to them. Computers are known to be the key factor of saving people from falling off the edge of their chair every time they were to have to think really hard. If an individual were to purchase a computer he/she should take the following into consideration: “Will this make my job easier. Do I need extra multimedia capabilities. Will I be using the Internet?” Many people go out and buy a computer without acknowledging what should be included in the purchase....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Definition of Command Economy - THE COMMAND ECONOMY A command economy is one in which a central authority has control of the resources of the economy and makes most of the economic decisions. TODAY : DICTATORSHIPS OR CUBA OR CHINA IN THE PAST: NEW FRANCE & THE WARTIME ECONOMY OF THE 1940'S NEW FRANCE New France was discovered by accident while explorers were searching for shorter trade routes to India and China, where they hoped to find rich sources of gold and spices. By accidentally discovering central and South America they did discover gold and silver produced by the Aztec civilization....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Saussures definition of language - Most studies of language take a diachronic approach that emphasised, for instance, a "cause/effect" or sequential view of meaning and communication. Saussure used a synchronic method of study that looked at simultaneous relationships. One result of the synchronic method was Saussure's insistence on the double nature of language and linguistic elements. Saussure insisted on the systematic nature of language; “Language is a structure, a functioning whole in which the different parts are determined by one another” (Course in General Linguistics p....   [tags: essays research papers] 382 words
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Definition Of Strategic Management - What is strategic management. Strategic management is the art and science of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its objectives. It involves the systematic idendification of specifying the firm's objectives, nurturing policies and strategies to achieve these objectives, and acquiring and making available these resources to implement the policies and strategies to achieve the firm's objectives. Strategic management, therefore, integrates the activities of the various functional sectors of a business, such as marketing, sales, production etc....   [tags: Business Organization Management] 1902 words
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Gene One Problem Definition - To grow or not to grow, that is the dilemma. Many companies are often faced with this challenging decision. The consequences of this decision may be the overall success or failure of the organization. Change is often necessary to create opportunities for growth and profitability. In fact, change is required for companies looking to grow the business (Andersen, 2005). Such changes may include modifying the existing culture of the organization and the company's leadership philosophy. McShane and Von Glinow (2004) define organizational culture as the set of core values, beliefs and behaviors shared by the members of an organization....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 671 words
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Prejudice Defined - Prejudice Defined Each citizen within the American society has his own definition of the word prejudice. A person's translation of the word dictates his response to other people's prejudices. One interpretation of it could be a feeling of partiality resulting from a prejudgment that influences a person's thoughts, mindset, and behavior. Today's society usually associates negative connotations with the word prejudice. This is why the average American cringes or switches to self-defense mode when he hears the word uttered....   [tags: Definition Essays] 343 words
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Defining Modernism - Defining Modernism Modernism described as movement in arts would best be described as a movement that was used to unit America after a period of crisis, it did this by it being centered on explorations into the spiritual nature of men and the value of his society and institutions. In a way it was like realism they too focused on the changes on society. The modernistic writers always wrote in a very formal defined form. Modernism also played a very important role as a movement in poetry. The way modernism did this was it brought so much more opportunity to the poet as a way of writing....   [tags: Definition Essays] 442 words
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Defining Success - Success is within the mind of the individual. A large portion of ones life is spent working to become successful. People are told throughout childhood to work hard so they can grow up and make lots of money. But success takes many different forms. Different people have different interpretations of what success means to them. For some, success is measured by social status and wealth; for others success is determined only by the amount of happiness one feels. Money is the main concern for some people....   [tags: Definition Essays] 624 words
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Defining Nature - Definition Paper "A little mist hangs above the pond, which is still save for a single mallard paddling slowly back and forth. From time to time it dives–sticks its rump in the air. From time to time it climbs out on a rock and airs its wings in the breeze, which is visible now and again on the surface of the pond. I watched for about an hour, and mostly the duck just swam back and forth, back and forth, back and forth." Defining nature comes only from a personal experience, a description of the emotional effect you feel....   [tags: Definition Papers] 942 words
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Defining the Autobiography - Defining the Autobiography     In a lecture on autobiography, Diane Howard states, "The focus of autobiographical writing and performing is on subjective questions, struggles, and representations" (Howard 1).” “Autobiography is a broad term that lends itself to a variety of meanings and intentions.” There are many differences between autobiographies, especially along gender lines.” Women tend to write about different subjects than men do. Despite subjectivity and differences, there are similarities that make autobiography an autobiography.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines autobiography as "the biography of a person narrated by himself".” This is a vague definition that does...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Criminology Definition - If you look up the word criminology in the dictionary it would be defined as a scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon. Social phenomenon. Say what. Criminology is a social science rather than a branch of law. Although there are several different theories surrounding criminology, they all share a common goal: the search for the causes of criminal behavior in the hopes that this information can be transformed into policies that will be effective in handling or even eliminating crime. Although it is a specialty, it's not a single discipline....   [tags: essays research papers] 337 words
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Art as Communication - From the dawn of humanity, mankind has made and been fascinated by a strange and unique concept: the idea of art. This phenomenon has no immediate, practical use; it feeds no mouths and protects no young. Yet even in the most primitive cave-dwellings of 30,000 years ago, we have evidence of artwork. Though these cave drawings may be completely different from the naturalistic masterpieces of the Renaissance, and those still very unlike the abstract images of today, all fit into the broad genre of art called painting....   [tags: Expository, Definition Essays] 592 words
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The Computer Geek - The Computer Geek What defines a true computer geek. People have several different views on what a computer geek actually consists of. It is important to notice how society places certain people into this category automatically without even knowing much about them. Growing up with all sorts of television shows, most of the time there would be a nerdy character. That is how I believe my definition for a computer geek formed. Like all ideas in life, there was some kind of influence that shaped it....   [tags: Definition Computer Geek Essays] 1040 words
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Defining Feudalism - The term Feudalism can mean many things, depending on the context. If the person trying to define the term is not a Medievalist, then the definition would most likely be negative. As R.A. Brown says about feudal and feudalism: "in popular speech they are ignorantly intended as insults even more derogatory than 'medieval.'" The problem with the terms is that they are modern terms not medieval ones. The writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries developed terms of denigration for the societies that they were studying, and applied them over a wide area, as a way to understand their own eras....   [tags: Feudalism Government Definition] 1929 words
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Social Issues - Poverty, violence, crime and racism are major social problems. If we look at the definition of what a social problem is, according to James M. Henslin,"A social problem isan aspect of society that people are concerned about and would like changed. Social problems begin with an objective condition, some aspect of society that can be measured or experienced...The second key element of a social problem is subjective concern, the concern that a significant number of people (or a number of significant people) have about the condition"(Social Problems,2003,p.3)....   [tags: Definition of a Social Problem]
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Defining Respect - "(What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it. All I'm askin' Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit) mister (just a little bit) " Lyrics from the song, "Respect" by Aretha Franklin In three seperate dictionaries, respect is defined as a regard for or appreciation of the worth or value of someone or something....   [tags: Definition Respect Respecting Essays] 563 words
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Defining Love - Defining Love What does the word love mean. I have heard it since childhood, but nobody seems to have the same definition. I really needed to know today because someone very special has been on my mind all day. I stopped by the Hallmark store to pick out an anniversary card for my wife and found myself amazed at all the different types of cards on love. There are ones for fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, pastors, friends, coworkers, and just about anyone else you could think of....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1005 words
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Runner's High - Runner's High Many runners have had the opportunity to experience a state of euphoria while running. While the actual state that they feel varies immensely for each individual there is a common feeling associated with the term "runner's high". When a person is asked about runner's high they typically will say that it a pleasant state that a runner might experience after a certain distance. This in fact may not be true for only runners though. Skiers, surfers, football players and wrestlers all have "highs" or moments when they feel they are working to their maximum potential and feeling on top of the world....   [tags: Definition Sports Running Papers]
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Defining Post-Modernism - Defining Post-Modernism In trying to define exactly what post-modernism is I shall firstly briefly consider some of the events and thinking that led up to the development of this particular school of social theory. I shall then consider some of the common strands of thinking in postmodernism concentrating mainly on the writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard. I shall then consider the view of David Harvey, a Marxist many consider to be writing in the postmodern tradition, who argues that post-modernism is just another form of capitalism....   [tags: Definition post Modernism]
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Design Patterns - Design Patterns What is a Design Pattern. A design pattern solves a problem within a given context. The solution that is offered by implementing a pattern results in a system design structure, which balances the concerns of the design problem in a manner most appropriate for the given context. In “Understanding and Using Patterns in Software Development”, Dirk Riehle and Heinz Zullighaven offer a rather nice definition of what a design pattern is: “A pattern is the abstraction from a concrete form which keeps recurring in specific non-arbitrary contexts.” The ability to write good patterns is very difficult....   [tags: Definition Design Pattern] 1551 words
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Defining Religion - Defining Religion Is it fair to define religion. Who has authority. Will there ever be one true definition. The mentioning of religion often sparks many questions, many questions that will forever go unsolved. The word religion is also associated with powerful words of relevancy. Faith, love, devotion, and sacrifice, these words are easy to apply to religion, but is it possible to conjure these words into a solid meaning. Due to the fact there are so many world religions, it is imperative that religion is broadly defined in order to include the vast array of beliefs....   [tags: Religious Definition God Christianity] 894 words
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Organizational Behaviour - Before moving on to the question proper, let me first tackle on the basic terms and concepts for this paper. First off, you have planned and unplanned change in an organization. Unplanned change usually occurs because of a major, sudden surprise to an organization, which causes its members to respond in a highly reactive and disorganized fashion. So let's say the CEO or Chief Executive Officer suddenly leaves the organization, chaos will rise up. Significant public relations problems occur, poor product performance quickly results in loss of customers, or other disruptive situations arise....   [tags: Development Business Strategy Definition] 1412 words
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Masculinity - Masculinity The definition of masculinity; Is the fact of being a man or having qualities considered typical of a man. I was stuck in that sentence that what is the qualities considered typical of a man. What is the quality of man, what is considered as a typical of a man. 1. Identities According to Victor, since the 1960s the challenges of feminism made men feel uneasy and confused about their power and identity. Women insisted that men had also to be more emotionally involved in relationship and take greater responsibility for domestic work and childcare....   [tags: definition of masculinity] 770 words
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Greed - The Microsoft Encarta dictionary defines greed as "an overwhelming desire to have more of something such as money than is actually needed." This definition cannot be argued with for it is plain and simple, giving the essence of the word. But to millions, perhaps billions of people, greed is something else. Some people portray greed as being qualities of the evil, selfish, and corrupt. Although these viewpoints may be partially true, greed cannot be condemned as solely being an escapee of Pandora's Box....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1341 words
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Relationships - Part 1:Relationships What is a relationship. And just what kind of relationship are you talking about. Relationship: (ri lá shen ship´) n. 1. The quantity or status of being related; connection. 2. Connection by blood, marriage..etc; kinship 3. A particular instance of being related. (As stated in the Third Collegiate Edition of Webster?s Dictionary) In most cases that definition does not clear anything but I put it there anyway that way you can have the real definition versus mine. The relationship I?m going to be talking about is the one that can exist between heterogeneous humans both male and female....   [tags: Definition Defining Relations Essays] 2586 words
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Love - Definition of Love "Love" There’s an odd word. Well, as far as I can tell there are two popular ways of beginning an essay. The first is to check Webster's Dictionary for a definition, and then repeat what you found. "Webster's Dictionary defines love as: You stupid moron. How dense are you to be looking in a book for a description of one of mankind’s deepest, most important feelings. Do the world a favor and stick your head in the center of this book and slam it shut as hard as you can." After three days of intensive therapy I was ready to begin writing again, this time using the second most popular way to start a piece of writing: Word dissection....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1114 words
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