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We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism - We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism In early 1974, the Secretary General of the United Nations, U Thant, invited the Palestinian Liberation Organization to attend the General Assembly gathering on November 13, 1974, and in doing so gave legitimacy to the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a governing body. In Yasser Arafat’s speech to the General Assembly, he thanked the United Nations for recognizing his organization and its legitimacy. When Arafat addressed the General Assembly, he made the argument that the actions taken by his government were not acts of terrorism, but these were acts of revolution and their purpose was to regain control of Palestine’s occupied original territ...   [tags: Terrorism] 1559 words
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Definition of the Word "Insanity" in Various Contexts - “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” says Einstein (Insane). This is the only one of the many thoughts about insanity. Many people have interpreted the word insanity in their area of profession for many years. Artists defended that insanity is the foundation of the creativity, while psychiatrist were defining it as “mentally illness, craziness.” This discrepancy became very clear in all sources when I was reading articles which are written out from different perspectives....   [tags: Meaning, Interpretation, Mental] 1090 words
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Definition of Beautiful in Beauty of a Man by Sappho - When trying to interpret the word “beautiful” lots of different things often come to mind. First off, some may see beauty in nature; some may see it in people. If talking about the beauty in a person, it could be interpreted in two different ways: beauty on the inside, such as their kindness or respect towards others. Then there is beauty on the outside, which focuses more on someone’s looks rather than personality. If interpreting the word ‘beautiful’ in nature, it is usually based distinctly on the looks or sound that nature has to offer....   [tags: beautiful, challenges, deeds] 578 words
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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader - ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history] 2582 words
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Definition, Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Bulemia - Introduction In the assignment it will discuss the definition, signs, symptoms and causes of bulimia. The assignment will also carry out and accurate assessment of the client Jess’s needs with consideration to her social, emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing. It will go into detail about two of Jess’s needs that are met and two needs which are not met. In the assignment it will also examine appropriate strategies to meet the needs of the client. And finally the assignment will go into a further description of how specialists care and management of the condition of the client will be explored....   [tags: eating disorders, distorted self-image] 877 words
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The Dictionary Definition, Outcome, and Feeling of Hunger - Edoardo Masset states that “the dictionary definition of hunger indicates an “uneasy and painful sensation caused by the lack of food” (Masset pg. 1). He goes on to write that it is nearly impossible to quantify this measurement in any way. However, he presents a few different hunger indices and goes into detail each of their pros and cons. The first is the World Bank food security indices. This index was developed over the course of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Within this index, “hunger was defined as a lack of energy to conduct an active and healthy life and measure by the proportion of individuals with insufficient caloric energy consumption” (Masset pg....   [tags: food, starving, global] 694 words
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Cost Control: The Definition of Standard Cost - Introduction: Definition of standard cost according to the CIMA London, “predetermined cost which is calculated from management’s standards of efficient operations and relevant necessary expenditure.” They are the predetermined costs on technical estimate of material labor and overhead for a selected period of time and for prescribed set of working conditions. In other words, a standard cost is a planned cost for a unit of product or service rendered. (Langfield- Smith, 2009) The technique of using standard cost for the purposes of cost control is known as standard costing....   [tags: CIMA, management, accounting]
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Deviance: Construction, Definition, Benefits and Influence - Deviance is a very important concept in both criminology and sociology. It deals with society as well as the law. In this paper I will answer the question of what exactly is deviance and how is it constructed. Who gets to define what deviance is. Who benefits from defining it in a certain way and how does this process influence the legal system. According to our lecture notes, “A crime is any act which has been legally prohibited by the state such that, if done, it renders the actor liable to punishment or treatment or both”....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Deaf Community Definition of "d/Deaf" - The phrases deaf-mute, deaf and dumb are outdated and no longer acceptable. The majority of deaf individuals have the ability to speak, but choose not to use their voices. It is difficult for them to learn speech when they cannot hear sound, and they simply feel uncomfortable speaking. When we define "deaf", the parameters of the definition should be determined. The audiological definition can be used -- that is, one that focuses on the cause and severity of the hearing loss and whether or not hearing can be used for communication purposes....   [tags: deaf, mute, sign language]
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Society´s High Definition of Beauty - As a child who has read ‘Beauty and the Beast’ I have been taught that looks ‘looks don’t matter’, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and ‘true beauty is inner beauty’. However, in our modern-day society the very idea of perfection and beauty seems to be contradicted. Everywhere we look we see an image of impossible perfection, whether it be girls in magazines or on the internet. Have you ever looked at one of these magazines and wished that you had the perfect, unblemished skin, a thin, curvy body with a caramel tan and a flat stomach, like the girl posing in one of these pictures....   [tags: Photoshop, Unrealistic, Flawless]
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Definition of Psychology - Definition of Psychology The term psychology comes from two Greek words: psyche, which means 1. The spirit or soul. 2. The human mind. 3. In psychoanalysis, the mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior. And logos, "the study of." or according to modern researches "science" These root words were first combined in the 16th century, at a time when the human soul, spirit, or mind was seen as distinct from the body. Definition of Psychology: Psychology is one of the youngest sciences....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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Definition of Literacy - There are many complications that arise when seeking a single definition of literacy. The debate over what is literacy and what isn’t is one that is of critical importance to the education of our country’s students. When originally asked at the beginning of this course about what literacy is, my initial response was the ability to read and write. While I suppose my answer wasn’t wrong, it certainly wasn’t entirely right either. Reading and writing are certainly important aspects of any persons literacy and are therefore one of the reasons why schools test in these areas frequently....   [tags: Literacy Essays] 469 words
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Definition of Schizophrenia - Definition of Schizophrenia When someone cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imaginary, they may be described as having a 'psychotic' illness. The most common type of psychosis is schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is different for each person, but usually involves a dramatic disturbance in thoughts and feelings and results in behaviour that may seem odd to other people. Some people hear voices, others see things which are not there, or feel they are being persecuted....   [tags: Papers] 403 words
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Definition of Knowledge - Definition of Knowledge Truth is the essence of all knowledge. Our Knowledge is justified true belief. Everyday people hear and experience things and then choose whether or not to believe them. It is the justification of the knowledge that we acquire that makes something believable to a person or not. The justification for our knowledge allows us to decide whether to believe something is true or not. People tend to use things like scientific evidence, first hand experiences, word of mouth, logic, faith and many other things everyday of their life to determine whether something is truthful or not....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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How Do You Define a Citizen? - How Do You Define a Citizen. Dictionary Library. Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1966 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city; a member of a state; having the rights and duties of a citizen. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1962 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, to burgess or freeman of a city.   1. formerly, a native or inhabitant, especially a freeman or burgess, of a town or city; hence,   2....   [tags: Definition] 930 words
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What is the Definition of a Hero? - What is the Definition of a Hero. When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These people had done a lot of favors, courage, helps, and more of things for the people who needed them. The true definition of hero is a man of distinguished valor. Bravery, courage, intrepidity, boldness, daring, and prowess in war are a hero’s characteristics. However a hero is understood to be different to everyone. Upon closer examination, many different qualities than these become apparent....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Linda Zagzebski: A Virtue Based Definition of Knowledge - The philosopher, Linda Zagzebski, offers a virtue based definition of knowledge. She arrives at this definition by presenting numerous accounts of knowledge definitions that fail, explore why they fail, then shows how her theory satisfies knowledge criteria. Zagzebski defines knowledge by expressing the relationship between the subject and the truth proposition. A truth claim becomes knowledge when your state of belief makes cognitive contact with reality. What it is to know that you understand something is different from having a relationship with something....   [tags: Philosophy, Virtues] 1062 words
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What is the Definition of Terrorism? - The concept of terrorism is exceedingly difficult to define. Author Gerald Seymour first said in his book Harry’s Game that, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Each individual may view terrorism in a different light. Because of this, there is currently no universal definition of terrorism. However in recent years, it has become increasingly more important to form a definition of terrorism, especially while working in the media. The word terror dates back to the French Revolution....   [tags: Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter]
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Will & Grace: A New Definition of Conventional - Will & Grace: A New definition of Conventional Where are you on Thursday night. The likely answer is sitting in front of your television screen watching your favorite sitcom. If that is correct, then you are like the millions of other Americans that devote much of their time tuning into the craze of the situation comedy. The situation comedy has been apart of American culture for decades. Having its roots in radio, the situation comedy is “a narrative series comedy, generally between 24 and 30 minutes long, with regular characters and settings (McQueen 53).” Many radio sitcoms went directly to the small screen in the late 1940’s and 1950’s; this is how the genre got its start (McQueen 5...   [tags: essays research papers] 2778 words
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A Reasoned Definition of the Term Globalisation - A Reasoned Definition of the Term Globalisation Globalisation is an abstract concept. It does not refer to a concrete object, but to (an interpretation of) a societal process. Therefore the concept cannot be defined easily. For some, globalisation refers to Americanisation, for others it is about the growing importance of the world market, yet others use it to describe a cultural or an ideological reality: globalisation as the victory of 'market plus democracy'. For most authors, globalisation is a complex concept that involves political, economic and social-cultural changes....   [tags: Papers] 3042 words
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The Future of High Definition Television - The Future of High Definition Television “DTV is a much bigger step for television than the change from black and white to color” (Epstein, 12/99). The idea of a “digital television” came about nearly a decade ago in the early 1990’s when scientists realized that much more data could be sent to televisions if it was in a digital format, or a long series of 0’s and 1’s. This is the same method that computers use to send data and this method is very efficient. In fact, the data stream going into the television would be so great that 5 or 6 different channels could be broadcasted at the same time on the same frequency, giving viewers more options....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Definition and History of Alternative Schools - Definition and History of Alternative Schools The first thing one should know is what alternative schools are and how they came about. The World Book Encyclopedia (2003) defines an alternative school as, “… any public or private school that differs from traditional schools in curriculum, purpose, or teaching methods.” This definition can be traced back to the 1960’s, when free schools were created. These types of schools usually consisted of a small number of students and staff. During this time period, there were many popular beliefs about children and education....   [tags: essays papers]
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What Is The Definition Of Marr - What is the definition of marriage. What is marriage. In Webster’s Dictionary marriage is defined as the institution whereby men and women are joined in special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. The definition states “a man and a woman not a man and a man”. Some people believe same gender marriages should be allowed. But right now the law doesn’t allow same gender marriages. I guess only time will tell if that law will ever change. Marriage has always been an evolving institution, bent and shaped by the historical moment and the needs and demands of its participants (Johnson 266)....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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The Problem of Definition of Religion - The Problem of Definition of Religion The study of religion is problematic. There are so many dimensions to religion (belief, practice, experience, knowledge and consequences) that it is impossible to provide a conclusive definition. Most sociologists do not believe in God. Functionalist views on Religion ------------------------------- The functionalist analysis of religion is concerned with the contribution religion makes to meeting society's needs such as social solidarity, value consensus and harmony and integration between its parts....   [tags: Papers] 2612 words
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By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur - By Definition Miracles Do Not Occur Even in this modern age, belief in the miraculous is widespread and is a feature of many world religions, including the Christian faith where miracles have played a significant role. It is important attempt to define what a miracle is, as this in itself is a source for debate. Today the term ‘miracle’ in many different ways and the idea is open to many interpretations. A miracle can be defined in a number of ways, firstly as an unexpected change for the better....   [tags: Papers] 1392 words
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Identifying the Definition of a Community - Identifying the Definition of a Community Before beginning to determine the similarities and differences of the virtual and ‘real-life’ community I believe it is important to identify what a ‘community’ is. The Oxford English dictionary states that a community is “the holding of certain attitudes and interests in common.” But can this be said for a real-life community. In today’s age it is very difficult to share a common interest with our ‘community’ as although we all live and work together we are still segregated....   [tags: Papers] 829 words
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Global Warming, its Definition and Ways to Fight it - One month ago we had a big change in the climates in Indiana and in many states. That had not have a lowest temperature like -26° C it has not been in many years. I remembered when we had bad weather in Indiana and Chicago that canceled all airports, and all flights, because of that my uncle and my friends were stranded in Chicago airport. They did not have enough money, and there were too many people who lost their baggage. However, my uncle called me to come and get him from the airport; I told him ok....   [tags: Environment, Climate]
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Toward a Definition of Modernism - Toward a Definition of Modernism Lawrence B. Gamache’s article “Toward a Definition of Modernism” encapsulates in its title the challenges critics meet in their attempts to formulate a coherent theoretical modernist model, though the quintessential modernist works –even at the time of this 1987 article – are over sixty years old. Indeed, the sheer number of scholarly books and articles that discuss or contribute to the debate surrounding the definition of modernism indicates the extent to which modernism is a term whose only non-contentious consensus is that it its meaning is fraught with ambiguity....   [tags: Modernism Opera Literature Essays]
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My Definition of Social Studies - My Definition of Social Studies Social studies is the study of world cultures, social and economic issues. It took some time for me to come up with this definition but after years of studying history I feel social studies is not just geography, civics, and history. I do not remember my childhood years of social studies other than studying about white men and the black men they enslaved or the white men who signed the constitution and what great men they were. I always felt the history I learned was one-sided....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Shakespeares Definition Of A Ghost - Shakespeare's Definition of a Ghost The American Heritage Dictionary, published in 1973, defines a ghost as, "the spirit or shade of a dead person, supposed to haunt living persons or former habitats." Unfortunately, this simple definition does not explain where a ghost comes from or why it haunts. When used in the context of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this definition seems to suggest that the ghost who visits Hamlet truly is his dead father seeking revenge. To the modern reader, this straightforward interpretation adequately characterizes the ghost and his purpose; however, to the Elizabethan audience the ghost's identity proved more complex....   [tags: essays research papers] 1159 words
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Child Abuse: Social Problem Definition and Analysis - Social Problem Definition and Analysis INTRO: Child abuse and neglect are a serious problem in the United States. Every day, many children’s well-being and safety are harmed by the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect that their parents and caregivers inflict upon them. DEFINITION: There have been and currently are numerous definitions of what constitutes child abuse and neglect and they vary across time and space. Up until the 1880’s, children were the property of their families and, as such, it was only up to the families to decide how to care for them and whether they would live or die....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays]
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Frida Kahlo's Definition of Self - Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous female painters to originate from the twentieth century, and for good reason. Her art is filled with beauty and creativity, but Frida’s main source of fame comes from the emotions that these paintings invoke, rather than the actual paintings. This is because Frida put herself into every painting she did, leaving traces of her presence all throughout this world and these traces remain long after her physical departure. Frida was a very peculiar and unique individual, hence, Frida’s definition of what a person is, or rather, what a self is, follows accordingly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1681 words
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Definition Of Modernism In Fiction - Definition of Modernism in Fiction Modernism, in literature, can be seen as a shift in focus to the unassociated introspective reflection of characters in such texts as Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin, Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. This is a revision from the previous focal point of exterior events and places in correlation with the character’s reflections. Emphasis is placed on review upon feelings and thoughts, and even conversations with oneself, as opposed to the more directly event-driven reflections in texts of the pre-modernist era....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Emergence of Psychology Through Aristotle's Definition and Theories on the Psychê - It is without question that Aristotle's theories and principles influenced the western civilization for decades. According to Hergenhahn (2009) the philosopher's De Anima plays a major part of psychology because it is considered to be the first text on the history of psychology. It is within that book, Aristotle seek to define the mind and the soul: psychê. He later based his theories involving psychology based on his definition of psychê. In order to develop his own definition of the mind and the soul, Aristotle brought forth the idea of empirical studies of behavior as evidence upon his theories....   [tags: Psychology]
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TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES - TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES In order to determine whether an action is a terrorist act or not, terrorism must first be defined. Terrorism is the use or threatening the use of violence as a weapon to influence a person or a group of people to change policies or influence decisions according to the terrorist’s desires. The terrorist can be a single person acting on personal wishes or a group of people with an ultimate goal. The goals of a terrorist are normally political, ideological, or religious in nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 772 words
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Definition of the English Language - Definition of the English Language The many varieties of dialects and accents of the English language make it difficult to put together one exact definition of what the English language is when looked upon as one unified language. One has to look at the evolutionary development of the language. It is therefore necessary to consider the historical events to grasp the coherence of the present situation regarding the English speaking nations of the world. The history of the English language is of significance because English is spoken more frequently than any other language except Chinese, (1)....   [tags: Papers English Linguistics Essays]
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The Changing Definition of Jihad - Jihad and the Crusades Every great historical moment, leader and religion is focused around a uniting influence. Saladin, a great Kurdish Muslim warrior during the time of the Crusades, and the Muslim armies employed the lesser, or violent jihad to fortify support and power in the Holy Lands. Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries the term “jihad” was used in several different contexts with varying meanings and intentions. Saladin used a favorable definition and interpretation of Jihad in order to unite the Muslims and create a massive army to defend Islam from the Christian Crusaders....   [tags: Jihad, Terrorism, Terrorists 2015]
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Definition Of Good And Evil - Throughout human existence, questions have arisen concerning the nature of good and evil. Many scientist, philosophers, and theologians have been intrigued by these questions. Through Augustine’s Confessions and E. O. Wilson’s In Search of Nature, one is accessible to two distinct perspectives concerning the nature of good and evil. Augustine sets up an argument in his Confession that attempts to define evil. God is the author of everything. Augustine says, “nothing that exists could exist without You [God]” (Book I, Chapter II)....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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Aspects and Definition of Marketing - Aspects and Definition of Marketing Marketing includes advertising, selling, and delivering products to people. The market department try to get the attention of target audiences by using slogans, packaging design, celebrity endorsements and general exposure in the media world. Objectives, strategies, and tactics - these are the parts of a solid strategic marketing plan. In order to achieve this the marketing mix must be put into use (the 4 p's): Price Product Place Promotion [IMAGE][IMAGE] Marketing is not about providing products or services it is essentially about providing changing benefits to the changing needs and demands of the customer...   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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The Power of Self Definition in Feminism of the African Diaspora - ... Despite the fact that U.S. Black women particularly have expended considerable energy on defining Black womanhood, definitional tensions still persist, accompanied by obstacles that come with changing political climates (Collins, 2009). Despite these difficulties, finding some sort of common ground for Black feminist thought is crucial. As U.S. Black feminist Pearl Cleage (1993) states, “we have to see clearly that we are an unique group, set undeniably apart because of race and sex with a unique set of challenges.” Kolawole argues that when African women are given the opportunity to define themselves, then the dogmatic imposition of “isms” will stop and movement towards the empowerment...   [tags: fighting for freedom, justice and equality]
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Christopher Columbus and the Definition of America as Booty by Beatriz Bodmer - ... That he was the chosen prophet to expand the Christian empire, on a perceived obligation of the monarchs and a presumed notion that the Christian faith should be adopted. During future voyages, Columbus approached his explorations of his own preconceived ideas, ideas filled with distorting the facts, reducing and ignoring what was actually present (Bodmer,20). It was easy for Columbus to maintain such significances, since cultural and scientific findings could be taken as theoretical beliefs, which were inconsistent with empirical findings and through his own irrational writings he believed to be the promised one, sent to render divine intervention....   [tags: geography and cosmology] 1172 words
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Definition and Importance of Crisis, Crisis Management and Communication - 1.0 Introduction Every organisation aim to be successful. A good and effective management strategy is one necessary thing that a business should have to be able to run well. In business, crisis which can interfere the running of the business (Fearn-Banks 2009, p.6), can happen anytime, therefore, this includes the need of a good crisis management plan. "Crisis management is a set of factors designed to combat crises and to lessen the actual damage inflicted" (Coombs 2012, p.5). To be able to have an effective crisis management, effective crisis communication is necessary....   [tags: potential negative outcomes]
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Health Care Reform: The New Definition of Socialism - Health Care Reform: The New Definition of Socialism. “In 2007 nearly fifty-million Americans did not have health insurance, while another twenty-five million were underinsured”. (Health CS). The United States one of the most powerful countries in the world where a national health care system is nonexistent because there is no financial accountability. Politics, money and bureaucracy have left Americans with doubt, confusion and the worries on how to pay for health coverage. United States should have a national healthcare plan because it will cut down on cost be more efficient and make doctors more financially responsible when it comes to spending money....   [tags: Health Care]
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High Definition Television (HDTV) - High Definition Television (HDTV) High Definition Television, also known as HDTV, is a technological advancement compared to the analog television most Americans have now. High definition was a marvel that was bound to come. It seems that every time a new technology emerges, it is a must have, but is high-definition television worth buying. This is the question I have posed to myself and will try to answer. High definition started in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. It was a simple experimental research project that did not hold much weight....   [tags: Expository Essays] 525 words
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Definition of Sustainability and a Good Structure of It - Today, by no means it is certain our society has the capacity to ensure that the nine billion people expected population on earth by 2050 would all be able to achieve a basic quality of life. The earth’s ecosystem is deteriorating and the climate is changing. We are consuming so much, and so quickly, that we are already living far beyond the earth's capacity to support us. And yet, nearly a sixth of our fellow humans go to bed hungry each day: both an unnecessary tragedy and a source of social and political unrest....   [tags: fast food , clean technology, sustainability]
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Deffinition of Success - Imagine yourself ten years from now. From now till then, you will have short and long-term goals that will either be achieved or ignored. The achievement of success is by accomplishing goals with the happiness that comes along with it. Achieving goals is an ongoing process throughout the lives of humans until there is no more to gain. Although, society makes people believe success is measured by money and monetary items. Of course, money is important to have in possession to constantly pay bills and support your family....   [tags: Society, Success, Wealth, Money]
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Definition Of Public Relations - Defining Public Relations The ability to adhere to one worldwide definition of public relations is a challenging and one might say impossible task, and has concerned many public relations specials and scholars alike. They seem to agree that while individuals' actual definition of public relations might vary in strategy and technique, the end goal is always the same, to influence public opinion favorably for one's organization. Public Relations in My Own Words Public Relations deals with a broad range of strategies and methods, therefore, it is not easily defined....   [tags: PR Business Public Relations] 1051 words
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My Definition of Terrorism - To me, terrorism is the use of violent actions to provoke fear or terror in a population for the purpose of spreading a message. I agree with Moeller in that terrorism is distinguished from other forms of violence in that “The victims and the intended audience of a terrorist act are not the same,”1 and “the psychological impact of a terrorist act is intended to be greater than the physical damage caused. The goal of terrorism is to send a message, not defeat the enemy.”2 Additionally, in regards to Moeller’s questions of whether terrorism is a tactic or ideology, terrorism is purely a tactic among many others, not an ideology at all....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015] 329 words
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Aristotles Definition of Nature - Aristotle’s Definition of Nature Nature, in its essence, is the cause/effect relationship offered to things with ascertainable objectivity, occurring without cause. From this we can logically state that the nature of something (something being an object with "thinghood", as humorously described in class) is its beginning, purpose and stereo-type. There are two debatable definitions of nature, which under scrutiny are seemingly very similar. On the left hand, we have nature described as "the first, inchoate, thing belonging to it"....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Definition of Science Fiction - Perhaps one of the most versatile genres in films, television, books, artwork and any number of things today is science fiction. Many times I have seen a sci-fi movie filed under comedy or drama. That is one of the major things that has led to my love for science fiction, the simple fact that it can be so much more than just science fiction. I would like to present a definition of what science fiction is in this paper. My definition will not be exact, because so many people have a different idea of what counts as sci-fi and, not only that, but we may have found yet another venue for science fiction by the time this paper is complete....   [tags: essays research papers] 1222 words
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Selfless Service Definition Essay - Selfless Service When one sees the word selfless service, he/she literally sees the words self and less, followed by service. Self refers to an individual (in this case, it refers to one’s own interests) and less indicates a lack of, or without. Service can be a synonym of the word volunteering or duty. Therefore, the term selfless service must literally mean the lack of the pursuit of one’s own interests for the betterment of others. There is no measurement of selfless service. No matter what the scenario or who is involved, everyone who is involved benefits from one’s selfless acts....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Emersons definition of experience - The true meaning of life based on experiences… What is it. This is a question which many people dedicate their lives into answering. Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the few who has succeeded in answering this question. He weaved his answer into a long and tedious essay, which is called “Experience”. The only downfall from this work is that it’s solely from his perspective, and doesn’t include other people’s ideas as well as his. Emerson believes that people don’t possess the individualistic quality....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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Definition of Home Schooling - Definition of Home Schooling What is home schooling. Home schooling is defined as a “provision of compulsory education in the home as an alternative to traditional public/private schooling – often motivated by parental desire to exclude their children from the traditional school environment” (Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), 1999). Parents homeschool their children in many different ways. The techniques vary from traditional ways of teaching using textbooks, to community activism, to the study of classic literature and Latin, and many versions in between (Ransom, 2001; Izhizuka et....   [tags: essays papers] 1612 words
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Definition of Year-round school - Definition of Year-round school Year round schools as cited by the thesaurus in the ebsco host states that year round schools are “schools that operate year-round but have not increased the number of days students must attend.” Education week on the web states that year round education is “A modified school calendar that offers short breaks throughout the year, rather than the traditional summer vacation. The calendars vary as do the reasons for switching to a year-round schedule. Some schools stagger the schedules to relieve crowding....   [tags: essays papers]
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Athenian definition of democracy - Discuss the Athenian definition of democracy. Is the city state the only kind of state in which true democracy can exist. What happens to democracy when it is applied to a society with a large dispersed population. What are other examples of democratic societies besides Athens. Compare and contrast Athenian democracy with American democracy. Is the United States a democracy in the classical sense of the word. The ancient Greek word "demokratia" was ambiguous. It met literally "people power"....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Definition ofTerrorism - To explain terrorism is not an easy task. There are many definitions of terrorism, but I believe that it basically means to terrorize. The actions of someone or group of people working together to conduct violent actions that will install fear in the minds of the people, community, or nation to achieve power or political change. There are many definitions explaining terrorism but the question is, which one fits your needs or thoughts. Bruce Hoffman defines terrorism as a deliberate creation and exploitation of fear through violence or the threat of violence in the pursuit of political change....   [tags: violence for political change] 344 words
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Shakespeare's Definition of Dissimilarity - It seems to be a perennial feature of human society that individuals judge each other by using the language of similarity and difference. Some of these judgments are reasoned, taking into account the actual qualities of the individual being assessed. Too many of these judgments are superficial, presuming from the existence of one readily observable characteristic a whole host of unrelated characteristics. Assessment and prejudice should be very different activities, but too often human beings combine the two, muddling their understanding of other individuals and the world....   [tags: Race, Other, Culture]
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Marketing Definition - Marketing definition Every company depends on an efficient marketing program to fulfill customers' needs. Marketing is a process of finding out what the customer wants and meeting those requirements. Within the company, the marketing group has to consider customer values and customer satisfaction before considering offering a product. Marketing is part of our everyday world, and can be perceived everywhere and every time. At any time, everyone has been exposed to different kinds of marketing or advertising depending upon personal necessities such as T.V commercials, radio, internet, etc....   [tags: Business Marketing] 959 words
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Definition Paper - Beauty is commonly referred to as “Qualities that ignite the senses and exalt the mind.” The term “beauty” was borrowed from the French term “beaute`.” I personally believe there is no accurate definition, because no ones eyes interpret beauty similarly. My personal definition is based solely on past experiences. When my eyes adjust to view what I seem to be studying so intently, and I am comfortably aware of the attention I am giving it, I am assured that it is full of beauty. To analyze its exterior and to fully appreciate intricate details are, to me, grounds for pure beauty....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Definition Essay - Definition Essay The origin of the word myth seems to be a myth in itself. Myths have generally originated from a Greek history that used an oral tradition to explain events that occurred before the written word. Often supernatural beings or fictitious characters were used to explain popular ideas concerning phenomena's of nature or the history of people. The myths that were carried on from generation to generation were often very imaginative in an attempt to spark the interest of young listeners....   [tags: essays papers] 989 words
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Eleanor Wilner's On Ethnic Definitions - "On Ethnic Definitions" is one of the shortest poems in Eleanor Wilner's anthology Reversing the Spell, but it is arguably one of the most powerful. In "Definitions," Wilner addresses issues of Jewish identity. As the title implies, she defines the Jewish people in ten lines. The nature of her definition is not immediately obvious, however. At first, readers unfamiliar with Jewish theology may believe that Wilner's definition is a bleak one that centers around death. It does at first appear that Wilner is saying that the very definition of the Jewish people is their death and burial, their destruction....   [tags: On Ethnic Definitions Essays ] 670 words
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Macbeth As A Tragedy According To Aristotles Definition - While the genre of some works of literature can be debated, Macbeth written by William Shakespeare seems to fit into a perfect mold. Aristotle’s definition of a tragedy, combining seven elements that he believes make the genre of a work a tragedy, is that mold. Displaying all seven aspects, Macbeth fits the definition precisely. Key elements in the play substantiate the fact that Macbeth is a serious story, the first elements of Aristotle’s definition. From the first lines of the play, the mood is set featuring witches whom speak of witchcraft, potions and apparitions....   [tags: essays research papers] 907 words
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Genetic Engineering: There is No Genetic Definition of Humanity - With advances in genetics and the decryption of the human genome, many people are taking the time to sit back and ponder the questions of what humanity is and where it comes from.1 Will techniques such as gene therapy eventually create people who aren't quite human. If humanity is a flexible and ever-changing concept, then how do people know if they are human. Does some standard measure of humanity seem likely in our future, and is it even ethically proper to impose such a standard. Philosophy offers the most satisfying definition of humanity: a human person is a conscious individual who interacts with an outside world....   [tags: Genetic Ethics Essay Examples]
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The Neo-Kantians and the 'Logicist' Definition of Number - The Neo-Kantians and the 'Logicist' Definition of Number ABSTRACT: The publication of Russell's The Principles of Mathematics (1903) and Couturat's Les principes des mathematiques (1905) incited several prominent neo-Kantians to make up their mind about the logicist program. In this paper, I shall discuss the critiques presented by the following neo-Kantians: Paul Natorp, Ernst Cassirer and Jonas Cohn. They argued that Russell's attempt to deduce the number concept from the class concept is a petitio principii....   [tags: Mathematics Math Mathematical Papers]
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Feminist Theory - There is No One Definition of Woman - Feminist Theory - There is No One Definition of Woman When posed with the question “What is woman?” it seems a daunting task to lay an umbrella statement to describe an entire gender. Upon further reflection, however, it seems that this overwhelming inability to answer the question, may in fact, be the answer to the question itself. Within the past two decades Maria Lugones and Elizabeth Spelman, Caroline Whitbeck, Geraldine Finn, and Helene Cixous have addressed the meaning of woman....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Mirror for Man - Understanding the Definition of Culture - Mirror for Man: Understanding the Definition of Culture In Clyde Kluckhohn's passage, adapted from his book, Mirror for Man, we are given an illumination of anthropology on the concept of culture. He explains that culture is not only derived by "the way we are brought up," but also personal past experiences and the biological properties of the people concerned. As humans we have learned to adapt to our own personal surroundings and have conditioned ourselves and our life styles to revolve around such surroundings by the most comfortable means possible....   [tags: Mirror for Man Essays] 679 words
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HDTV: Implications for High Definition Television - HDTV: Implications for High Definition Television   HDTV (High Definition Television) has many positive attributes and is the television set of the future, but the primary concern is how this revolutionary standard can coexist and eventually replace the existing color TV system.  This vital problem associated with HDTV is similar to the obstacle that color TV encountered in 1954 - which was enabling the color signal to be read simultaneously with the monochrome signal, without interference....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Marks and Spencer's Definition of Performance Management - Marks and Spencer's Definition of Performance Management Performance management provides Marks and Spencers with needed information on their employees. The information helps Marks and Spencers develop the skills of the employees based on the information collected at the appraisal, it helps recognise when training is needed. Performance management helps M&S by improving their service by having able workers that work to their full abilityand by improving the relationship between workers and the company....   [tags: Papers] 910 words
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Essay of Definition-Social Pressures of School - “Essay of Definition”-Social Pressures of School Parents never really give their teens enough credit these days. A teens mistake is a parents reason to bring the whole world down on us. Support and comfort may be the only thing we teens want, but it’s the only thing most of us don’t get. Being a teen is one of the hardest periods of any single persons lifetime. Among all things, school; (specifically the hallways) is generally what stems all teen anxiety and stress. The hallways of Olympic High School is one full of intense motions and movements....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Professional Educator Definition - There are many definitions of teacher and many understandings of what the role of an educator is. To me a professional educator is someone who facilitates in the expansive process of education and exploration within the individual. This facilitation, or mentoring, benefits not just the individual but also benefits of the community by creating trenchant minds that challenge the world they live in to be a better place for those that come after. A professional educator must bring their passion and creativity into the classroom everyday and be enthusiastic about educations, and inspire their students to take and active and interested role in their own learning....   [tags: education, teaching] 815 words
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Hero Definition Essay - There is an echo of a voice crying the words, “Help!” in response you act quickly while realizing the building is in an inferno like no other, yet you keep pushing through the flames and are able to reach the person picking them up and the last voice you hear is from the person saying, “Thank you” as the roof caves onto both of you. That is what heroism is defined as in many perspectives and views. It is the knowledge of what is at risk but the true audacity of one to keep going. A hero is the model of being able to take on the role of a leader without giving up, knowing of what is ahead but to keep going, and ability to keep their word without the dishonesty of themselves....   [tags: being a leader without giving up] 577 words
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A Unique Dichotomy: The Definition of Good and Evil - A prevailing truism is that nothing possesses the ability originate from its opposite or exist in the same entity as its opposite simultaneously. Life and death cannot survive together, ignorance cannot stem from knowledge. Yet good and evil, commonly assumed to be antitheses, harbor the capacity to subsist in the presence of one another. Moreover, the two ideas exist in all actions and humans themselves. Due to this coexistence, good and evil simply cannot occupy absolute definitions, but rather must be defined in comparison to one another....   [tags: truism, knowledge, ignorance] 1657 words
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The Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis - "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve Throughout a life time, people hear many different definitions of heroism and examples of heroes. In childhood, heroes are either fictional men with supernatural abilities and talents or protectors of reality, such as firefighters and policemen; in adolescence, heroes can be actors, athletes, artists, and teachers; in adulthood, heroes may be activists or reporters, politicians or businessmen....   [tags: The Definition Of A Hero]
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Defining Different Types of Comedy and Humor - Have you ever noticed how some things can seem very simple, but in fact, are quite complex under further analysis. A great example of this is music. What do you think of when you hear the word music. Do you think of that hot new hit by your favorite artists such as Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, or Katy Perry. On the other hand, maybe you think of some old geezers playing violins and actual instruments in an orchestra. Maybe music isn’t as simple as you thought. There is rhythm, tempo, meter, sound, dynamics, harmonies, keys, time, and a whole lot more....   [tags: classification, definition] 895 words
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God Hates Same Sex Marriage - Marriage is a precious gift given from the good lord up above. Marriage is a privilege that should be allowed to only a man and a woman. In the bible there are many scriptures that back up my opinion on marriage, and none of the scriptures say same sex marriage is okay. In this modern day and age people are altering the definition of marriage. People are trying to add between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman. The importance of my topic is to keep the original definition of marriage which is, a union between a woman and a man where they become husband and wife....   [tags: Definition of Marriage]
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Striving for Justice for All of Humanity - When trying to define justice it requires one to look at the moral perspective of right and wrong but also the way society views right and wrong. One definition of justice is “judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments” (wordnetweb.princeton.edu). In trying to understand justice, it is also important to understand human nature as well as how it responds to injustice. People tend to want vengeance or punishment for a crime against them. They believe the law should do that by establishing the rules, determining guilt, and then fixing the appropriate penalty....   [tags: definition essay]
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