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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Computer Science Terms - Computer Science Terms: Composite structure: the size of a typical software system implies that it must be broken down into manageable pieces of this Composition: the process of building a system using simpler parts or components Abstraction: the process of ignoring details irrelevant to the problem at hand and emphasizing essential ones. To abstract is to disregard certain differentiating details Data: the info the program deals with Functionality: what the program does with the data, the responsibility of the object to do Object: the most abstract description of a basic component of an object oriented system Values: a fundamental piece of info that can be manipulated by the program...   [tags: Definitions] 1147 words
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Definition Description of Central Processing Unit - A Central Processing Unit (CPU) is a chip, containing a microprocessor, at the heart of most every modern computing electronic. A microprocessor is a small integrated circuit or chip, comprised of silicon and transistors, which interprets electrical impulses, performs operations on the electrical impulses, and sends the impulses to another device. The transistors are simple switches that turn on and off, allowing the electrical impulses through when on or ‘open’. Microprocessors are very small....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Definitions of Love - The Book of the Duchess is said to be a tribute, a eulogy of sorts. But as with any other story, there is more than one level to The Book of the Duchess. One of the things Geoffrey Chaucer seemed to do in The Book of the Duchess was to define refined love. Chaucer gave the first pieces of his definition of refined love within the story of the King Seys and his wife Alcione. This first idea that Chaucer gives of refined love is of what one should feel when his or her love is gone longer than he or she should be....   [tags: European Literature] 730 words
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The True Meaning of Terrorism - The True Meaning of Terrorism Think of the word terrorism. What is the first thing that comes to mind. One might think of kidnapping, assassination, bombing, or even genocide and guerrilla warfare. Because it is such a broad and complex issue, an all-encompassing definition is hard to formulate. The United States Department of Defence defines terrorism as… The calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist Definition Criminology Essays]
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Definitions of Knowledge - As Walker Percy explores the "dogfish" of perception and knowledge in his essay, "The Loss of the Creature," I wonder if he realizes how slippery and feisty the topic squirming on his desk is. Although anyone who has taken a guided tour will surely agree that the traditional tourist experience is necessarily divorced from that of a discoverer, the broad epistemological claims that Percy extracts from this scenario seem more complicated than Percy gives them credit, or space, for. When Percy suggests that an individual should aim to "extract the thing from the package," he insists that the individual seek out some solid bedrock beneath the surface of perception (519)....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Examining the American Identity - Examining the American Identity “Americans aren’t idyll daydreamers; they take the initiative.” (Cato.org) In his statement, Edward Hudgins, the director of regulatory studies at the Cato Institute, captures the essence of “Americaness.” Since the publishing of Ben Franklin’s Autobiography in 1790, this definition of Americans as go-getters and self-made-men has become stock. While Franklin’s life story helped define the American identity, the discussion of what an American is began decades before, as can be seen through J....   [tags: USA American Identity Definition Essays]
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What is a Hero? - What is a Hero.      In today's modern times we hear the word hero all of the time. The news media throws the term around as if it is an everyday word. What exactly is a hero. Who, or what, can be classified as heroic. The correct definition of the word hero is: One invested with heroic qualities in the opinions of others. That is a fine definition for books and intellectual minds. To the average person, however, a hero is much more.      To better understand what a heroic quality is it may be easier to describe what a hero is not....   [tags: Hero Heroes Definition Essays Papers] 777 words
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Defining A System - The origin of the word system comes from the Ancient Greek "synistanai" meaning "to bring together or combine." (2002, Washington University Press). There are many similar definitions (Appendix A) but essentially a system is a collection of organised interrelated parts/elements that function as one single entity within a boundary to achieve a specific objective. A group of friends is an example of a system. The objective of a system is the reason it exists for this argument we will assume its objective is "Social interaction for mutual benefit"....   [tags: System Definition] 1277 words
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Defining and Implementing Sustainability and Going Green - These days, it seems that everyone is talking about “sustainability” or “going green.” However, these terms are somewhat confusing and difficult to classify. Over the past few decades, the concept of sustainable viticulture has emerged and is spreading awareness to grape growers and winemakers across the United States and beyond. The idea of “sustainable agriculture” can be traced back to the organic farming practices of the 1950’s and the earth movement of the 1970’s. In terms of winegrowing and winery practices, the concept of sustainability took shape in the early 1990’s (Mitry 2009)....   [tags: sustainability, definitions, ]
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The Nibelungenlied, Njal’s Saga and Beowulf: The Changing Definition of Masculinity - The medieval Germanic cultures described in The Nibelungenlied, Njal’s Saga and Beowulf, place a great deal of importance on using courage and prowess in battle to determine masculinity. In many ways, modern society still values the idea of expressing masculinity through physical activity. The current stereotype of a masculine man is an athlete, a man who competes in often violent sports to establish his status relative to other men. However, sports are situational activities, scheduled deviations from normal living....   [tags: Nibelungenlied, Njal’s Saga, Beowulf]
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Definitions of Abnormality as Adequate and Successful - Definitions of Abnormality as Adequate and Successful Attempts to accurately define abnormal behaviour so far have been unsuccessful. According to the definition of “deviating from social norms” you are abnormal if you break social norms, these are the unwritten but implicit rules that apply to society and are lived by everyday, unless you are abnormal. Although this definition is adequate it is very subjective and can vary on what a particular person thinks is abnormal. Also the context in which we deviate is a factor for example wearing a bather in a supermarket in Swansea would be unacceptable but wearing one in a supermarket in Spain would be acceptable....   [tags: Papers] 545 words
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Socrates - Definitions of Piety - Socrates - Definitions of Piety      During the Periclean age (around 400 B.C.) in Athens Greece there was a man named Socrates. He was considered a very wise man by the Athenians. However there were men in power who did not care for him or his teachings; Claiming that he corrupted the Athenian youth and did not believe in the Greek gods, Socrates was put on trail. On his way to his trial Socrates met a man named Euthyphro, a professional priest who is respected by the "authorities" (those who want get rid of Socrates)....   [tags: Socrates Plato Philosophy]
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The Definitions and Arguments of Literacy - The word “literacy” conveys different meanings to different people. Some people may accept a single definition, while others may develop complex, multi-faceted meanings of the word. This essay explores a broad range of literary definitions, arguments and statistics to convey a clearer picture of how people embrace literacy. Throughout this essay, we will focus on three sources: the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently published “Reading at Risk” report, and two pieces by Nancy Kaplan, Professor and Director of the University of Baltimore’s School of Information Arts and Technologies....   [tags: Technology Literary Works Essays]
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Discrimination and Liberty - Discrimination and Liberty How much should we care if people discriminate. In answering this question, maybe it's a good idea to say what we mean by discrimination. The most internally consistent definition is that discrimination is the act of choice. Thus, discrimination is a necessary fact of life - people do and must choose. When one selects a university to attend, he must non-select other universities - in a word, he must discriminate. When a mate is chosen, there is discrimination against other possible contenders....   [tags: Definition Essays Race Prejudice Papers] 1198 words
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Cyberpunk Definitional Paper - Cyberpunk Definitional Paper In the late 1970's and early '80's and new type of writing style came about that relied on many of the traditional criteria to be called science fiction, but had a certain something else that had many people agreeing that it was not just science fiction. This new style of writing was so different and so many people started writing in this style that the general public decided that it was time this genre of writing deserved a label: cyberpunk. Cyberpunk is not an easy group of writing to define on paper, but it is easy to spot when one is reading it....   [tags: Science Fiction Definition Essays Papers]
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Comparing Two Definitions of Home - Comparing Two Definitions of Home For each person, home has a different meaning. For some, it is their house; for others, home focuses on where loved ones are. The two authors Richard Ford and Chang-Rae Lee consider home to be where the memories are. In their respective works, “I Must Be Going” and “Coming Home Again,” the authors explore home through memories. Ford’s memories are based on moving to new homes, while Lee’s memories are focused on his mother and cooking. Each, in turn, finds out what home means for himself....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 793 words
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The Meaning of Respect - Most people go through life and always hear about the word respect, but they don’t know what it means. Respect is the esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person. There are things in life you need to hold in respect. Respect for yourself, respect for others, and respect for property. Respect is taught to people everywhere and it is even taught to them in their religions. Respect is the very aspect that keeps everything in your life. Respect for yourself is very important to a person because it can be the balancing factor of your life....   [tags: definition, philosophy] 742 words
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Definitions of Learning Styles - Definitions of Learning Styles Although learning style may be simply defined as the way people come to understand and remember information, the literature is filled with more complex variations on this theme. James and Gardner (1995), for example, define learning style as the "complex manner in which, and conditions under which, learners most efficiently and most effectively perceive, process, store, and recall what they are attempting to learn" (p. 20). Merriam and Caffarella (1991) present Smiths definition of learning style, which is popular in adult education, as the "individuals characteristic way of processing information, feeling, and behaving in learning situations" (p....   [tags: Education Vocational Essays]
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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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Defintition of History - Defintition of History The statement " History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided" is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking into account the basic facts of history, which are definite things that occurred in the past and is not looking beyond the facts....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 370 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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What is Love? - What is Love. Love, love, love, we hear it every day, every where , it is used so often that we don’t really give it a thought. The question that needs to be answered is what really is love. Was love created so that hate can be suppressed. Is love something that both man and woman hope for when their world comes crashing down on them. Does love help relief pain and suffering felt by victims of natural disasters. Aphrodite, Venus, Cupid, and Eros were well know as the gods of love and sex by Greeks and Romans well before Christ was born, which basically makes love a very old subject....   [tags: definition, philosophy] 583 words
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Varying Definitions of 'America' in American Literature - Varying Definitions of 'America' in American Literature        Denotations and connotations inherent in the word "America" in different works of American literature have a number of similarities and differences. Often, the definition of the word is not known at the beginning of a work and one of the thematic elements is the search for the true "America," whatever it may be for the author in question. Many American authors raise the question, "What is America?" and go about answering it in their own way....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Defining Marketing - What is marketing. Merriam-Webster defines marketing as the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market. (Merriam-Webster, 2007) The American Market Association define marketing as an organizational function and a set of process for creating, communicating and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization. (American Marketing Association, 2006) Why is marketing an important factor in order for a business to be successful. Marketing plays a vital role in the success of an organization as well as in economic growth and development....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1075 words
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The Word Nigger - The Word "Nigger" “My niggas. Some niggas that you don’t wanna try.       My niggas. Some niggas that’s really do or die.       My niggas. Ain’t no longer living a lie.       My niggas is stong. My niggas is real.”      Does this artist use the word nigger in the same way that racists have and still are. The answer to this question is a simple one- no. Today’s urban society have changed, not only the definition, but also the spelling of this word, which was once used to belittle those of African-American decent....   [tags: Definition History Nigga Nigger Black Essays]
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Different Definitions of the Word "Pious" Depicted in Plato's Socratic Dialog Euthyphro - Plato's Socratic dialog Euthyphro is in many ways archetypal of the sort of philosophy that Socrates is thought to have been interested in. In it (as in most classic 'Socratic dialogs'), Socrates seeks out a person who claims to have a certain sort of knowledge. He then proceeds to show that these experts do not possess this knowledge by getting them to contradict themselves. With this in mind, I will discuss the three definitions of the word 'pious' that the character Euthyphro gives to Socrates, and Socrates' problems with each of these definitions....   [tags: Euthyphro] 1244 words
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech   What is "Freedom of Speech"?  Finding out is my mission. Webster's defines "freedom" as: the condition of being free of restraints; exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty; exemption from unpleasant or onerous conditions; the capacity to exercise choice; free will; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference. Webster's also defines "speech" as: the faculty or act of speaking; the faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or perceptions by the articulation of words; vocal communication, conversation....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 2158 words
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What is Courage? - What is Courage. What is courage. Is it the ability to prove yourself in war. Or the strength it takes to decide you will not fight. Is courage being yourself when you’re different from everyone else. Is it doing something that even your own father thinks you can’t do. Is courage synonymous with honor. Is it speaking up, even if doing so puts you in danger. Risking death for the person most precious to you. Or risking death for strangers. Is courage facing your fears, no matter how big or small they might be....   [tags: Definition Courage Corageous Essays]
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Communicating Leadership - Leadership, Traditional versus Transformational What should a leader look like. Important leaders, such as presidents and prime ministers, work hard communicate an impression of confidence and power. A leader, they assume, should look like a leader, and many of them hire an image specialist to learn how. Wherever they go, press agents, bodyguards, loyal assistants, and throngs of eager admirers follow in their wake. In the Bible, Matthew depicts Jesus as a true leader, a king in fact, however one who broke stereotypes....   [tags: Definition Analysis Leadership Leader Research] 1933 words
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Creating Culture - Webster defined Culture as "….the act of developing…. the intellectual and moral faculties," especially by education; "expert care and training"; "enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training"; "the total pattern of human behavior embodied in thought, speech, action and artifacts and dependent upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations…." The intensification of research on organizational effectiveness has led to the formulation of theories about factors within an organization that can make a difference in performance....   [tags: Research Paper Definition Creation of Culture] 1536 words
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Racism and Sexism in Education - Race, as defined in The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology, as involving the following issues: cultural differences between groups can be explained wholly by reference to genetic differences, and that social inequalities between ethnic groups are genetic in origin; the study of structures which produce and maintain racism and racial hatred; the study of the interaction between social class and ethnicity in social stratification, giving rise to both vertical and horizontal segments in the social structure of societies; the sociological analysis of how these issues have contributed to the specific features of social stratification in contemporary societies....   [tags: Definitions, Case Studty]
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Science Fiction and Fantasy - Science Fiction For the science fiction portion of this paper, I choose to use the definition of Isaac Asimov. Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions. That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advantage upon human beings. This definition reflects the both the experiences I have had reading the genre, as well as the probable themes of most other science fiction works....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Definitions, Functions] 1587 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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Immigrants: Becoming American And Defining What It Means To Be An American - From the time Christopher Columbus first landed in America precedence was set; the people migrating to this land would be the driving force in keeping this county dynamic in many aspects. Immigrants arriving in America in the last fifty years certainly are not an exception to this precedence. The large influx of immigrants to America has had a great number of diverse effects that have shaped our country into what it is today. In light of the last half-century, immigrants have helped push the frontier westward, urbanize cities in the east, establish labor organizations, industrialize the economy, participate actively in politics, and bring in cultural diversity....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1912 words
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Good Advice is Difficult to Define - Good Advice is Difficult to Define Advice is hollow, if you don’t know the history of the problem, or the amount of discomfort it is causing. When an expert relays advice or information they will not know the history or comfort level of their reader and will tend to try to generalize or speak to every possible situation. When the class considered the expert’s advice on contractions it was impossible for these authors to speak to their concerns and individual situations. I have very little experience in dispensing advice through writing to a large audience....   [tags: Definition Essays] 706 words
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How do You Define an American? - How do You Define an American. What is an American. This question cannot be answered by one word. There are so many different characteristics, qualities, and features that can be used to describe an American. Besides features, someone is only a real American if they take advantage of all of the many privileges that are given to them. Any person that is not grateful for the privileges that are given to them to me are not real Americans but this is only my opinion. Real Americans use their privileges to benefit themselves and everyone around them....   [tags: Definition Essays] 955 words
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How Do You Define Patriotism? - Patriotism      Patriotism is defined as a love for or a devotion to one’s country. With the events that happened in America on September 11th, patriotism has been in everyone’s mind and heart. Young men and women have been enlisting in the armed forces to support America. Americans are flying flags on their cars and homes to show their patriotism. Millions of Americans are donating money and blood in support of the victims of the attacks. I would define patriotism as a loyalty and commitment to America and the people in our country....   [tags: Definition of patriotism] 650 words
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The Power of Tuesday - The Power of Tuesday The word "Tuesday" originates from the name of the God of war, sky, and courage known as Tiw who was one of the Anglo-Saxon Gods. There are many different translations of his name, which are Tiwaz, Tyr, Ziu, or Tir (The Nordic Story, p.1). The Germanic translation of Tuesday was Tiwes-daeg or the day of Tiw (Tiwesdaeg, p.1). Tiw was one of the most powerful, original, and oldest gods known to the Anglo-Saxons and Germanic people. Tuesday to us today is the second day of the week....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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What Makes You American - What makes an American an American. Is it the accent, the clothing, the fact that you can speak the English language, or is it the fact that you were born on American soil. I believe it's certain characteristics that set us apart from other countries. The fact we are self-reliant, and competitive, and the compassion we bring to others are some, of many, American characteristics that help set us apart. These are the three characteristics that I have chosen to write about. Our self-reliance begins in the1600's when English settlers came over to America on the Mayflower because they wanted religious freedom....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1916 words
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Defining Good Advice - Defining Good Advice Many times, good advice will happen if a person has gone astray, then, suggestions would be made to the lost and he could either take it or leave it. Also, as Doug mentioned in discussion, is that "it may be impossible to deny information given to you." So, in this case, the advisee knows what has been said to them, and "he may not take the advice at the time", but store it for later.(Nate Hall), and because of this, good, or bad advice, in my opinion, is also in the eye of the beholder....   [tags: Definition Essays] 495 words
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Defining Good Advice - Defining Good Advice The first thing I know about good advice is that it can come from anyone. I found this out by looking at the narrative stories that we had to write in the beginning of this assignment. For example, J.Lutts got his advice from a friend, while Chris Lefstad got his advice from his uncle, and Nate Hilson and Nate Hall both got their advice from their parents. Although, Robyn Isaacs says, “Usually it (advice) is given to me by someone I know and trust on a personal level.” I don’t totally agree with this....   [tags: Definition Essays] 653 words
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Defining Good Advice - Defining Good Advice What is good advice. As Rosymar stated, "Good advice is general, specific, and a helpful idea that could transmit confidence and security, usually, we get it from someone we trust." Good advice, to me, is some help in life that comes from a person that the advisee trusts. Advice is good when it is given thoughtfully to a person. It has to be from the heart, not just said for the sake of being said. Generally, good advice has to come from experience. I can't tell a friend that I understand a situation if I have never experienced it myself....   [tags: Definition Essays] 492 words
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Defining Good Advice - Defining "Good Advice" Perhaps “good advice” is best defined as advice that fits into our lives, and produces desirable results. Luke reacted to this statement with the following, “I don’t know that I agree with this [the previous sentence]...good advice can be received and disregarded just as easily as it can be used, and then we may never know the results.” If and when I disregard advice, I must not find it to be that good. How well any advice fits into our lives and if we like the results is a harder thing to accomplish than one may think....   [tags: Definition Essays] 763 words
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What is Research? - Research. Function: noun, verb transitive Etymology: Middle French recerche, from recerchier to investigate thoroughly, from Old French, from re- + cerchier to search Date: 1577 Research is a process of investigation. An examination of a subject from different points of view. It's not just a trip to the library to pick up a stack of materials, or picking the first five hits from a computer search. Research is a hunt for the truth. It is getting to know a subject by reading up on it, reflecting, playing with the ideas, choosing the areas that interest you and following up on them....   [tags: The Definition of Research] 1399 words
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What Are Blogs? - What Are Blogs. When I decided to write about blogs I thought I would use a traditional and simple method of arrangement: what is a blog, where did they come from, what are people doing with them as far as writing instruction goes and then say a bit about what I’ve done with them and why I think they are a promising form of writing pedagogy. But I quickly discovered that people have yet to fully agree on a single definition of a blog. I also discovered an intense amount of hype and gripe. There are those who think the blog will take over the world, and others who think that will be a bad thing....   [tags: Definiton Internet Blogs Paperes] 2868 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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A True Hero - A True Hero As I read David Halberstam’s ideas in his essay, “Who We Are” (2004), I started thinking about our nation’s leaders and heroes. September 11th came to my mind and the many firefighters and rescue workers who heroically risked their lives to save complete strangers. Then, I remembered that the media dubbed Jessica Lynch a hero when she came back to the United States. Not only Jessica, but also many other American soldiers fighting abroad are called heroes. I started wondering if their bravery actually makes them true heroes or not....   [tags: Definition Hero Heroes Essays Role Model]
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What Leadership Means to Me - What comes to mind when you hear the word leader. Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy. According to Webster's Dictionary, a leader is "one who leads." After participating in the Leadership Program, I have learned that a leader is hard to summarize. I entered the Leadership Program with a narrow mind. I thought that I knew the expectations of leadership along with everything that leadership entails. After all, how difficult could it be to persuade others to see your personal opinion and then, get them to follow your dreams....   [tags: Definition Essay Leadership] 821 words
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Truly Living or Merely Existing - Truly Living or Merely Existing The terms existing and living, as they apply to human beings, share some basic similarities; however, closer investigation philosophically reveals a very sharp contrast between the two. The American Heritage Dictionary, 6th ed., defines the word existing as "(1)to have actual being; to be real"; "(5) to be present under certain circumstances or in a specified place," and "to occur." Living, on the other hand, means "(5) to conduct one's life in a particular manner"; "(6) to pursue a positive, satisfying existence; to enjoy life." Men and women must be able to do certain things to exist as well as to live, but because they are endowed with the...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 791 words
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My Ideal Veterinary University - The Ideal University     What makes an ideal university?  An ideal university is one which is student focused and centered on the needs of individual students.  Having lectures and classes, which exceed 35 students', makes it impossible to obtain the best education possible.  A university which is dedicated to making sure every student understands and learns at his or her own pace is one which is most effective.  My "ideal university" is one which only accepts those students whom are veterinary majors.  I have named my "ideal university" Jobs University.  Jobs University would be one which will focus strictly on veterinary medicine and will work towards producing successful vete...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Defining Time - Defining Time When I think of time, I am immediately drawn to the song Unchained Melody written by the Righteous Brothers. In this song there is one line that describes time almost perfectly, as I believe it to be. This verse states that time can do so much, however it is very broad but let me explain. The song was written about a love that was separated and to me moments were described prior to the breakup and how time would be cherished if another chance was given. These moments can be either spent talking, holding each other, or just being near one another....   [tags: Definition Essays] 437 words
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Genre - The Importance of Genre Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When examining literature, using the term 'genre' can be tricky. For example, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley can be categorized as a Gothic novel. However, this work also has elements of a Supernatural Story and a Horror novel....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 541 words
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Genre - Genre Genre is a term that is used to classify or describe a type or form of literature. While this sounds like a simple concept, it in actuality is a very complicated classing system. The reason for the complication is that literature does not always follow the typical characteristics set up by that type of genre. For example, one of the characteristics in the genre of tragedy is that there is a tragic hero, who is in a position of power. In the classical tragedy this is true, as can be seen in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex because the tragic hero is Oedipus, who is the king of Thebes....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 964 words
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