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Definition of Impartial - Title Subjectivity, impartiality and Ethics Subjectivity, impartiality and Ethics While it is debated as to whether or not we can obtain pure impartiality, I'd like to attempt to submit a definition of what I mean by "impartial". I could use the dictionary, but words often take on a personal meaning. Ironic, really, that I'm offering a subjective definition of impartial. A thing can be said to be impartial if it fits, consistently, within a larger and falsifiable framework or explains the operations of that framework with greater clarity....   [tags: Subjectivity in Ethics] 740 words
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Definition of cybercrime - Definition of cybercrime Cybercrime, what is cybercrime. I thought it would be fitting for us to define what cybercrime is, therefore, the definition of cybercrime is “crimes that are done over the internet using the computer to target victims so that they can steal valuable information about the victim, their business or bank account, etc. Now that we have the definition of cybercrime we will address what the personality profile of a typical cyber-criminal are, and give more details pertain to some our findings about cyber crimes....   [tags: cybercriminal, foreign countries]
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Definition of Nursing - Nurses have been described as “lacking professional commitment and motivation, low in risk taking and change-making, having a ‘blue-collar mentality,’ being cautious and conservative, and suffering from lack of cohesiveness and collegiality” (Cohen, 1981; Eisenstein, 1982; Hughs, 1982; Hull, 1982; Kalisch & Kalisch, 1977; Kerr, 1982; Lowery-Palmer, 1982; Muff, 1982; Weiss & Remen, 1983 as cited in Chandler, 1986, p.1). With this definition of what a nurse has been professed as, there is a fundamental responsibility to redefine and understand the purpose and characterization of today’s nurse....   [tags: Health Care]
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Definition of Voyeurism - In the United States, our privacy is becoming less and less every day. There are video cameras surrounding us everywhere, the government can track our cell phones, and anyone can see everything we post on the internet. However; the topic I chose, voyeurism, is defined as the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity usually considered to be of a private nature. The term comes from the French voyeur, "one who looks" and a male voyeur is commonly labeled "Peeping Tom"....   [tags: Psychology, Crime, Sexuality]
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Definition Essay: Murder - Murder is considered a serious crime in our country. The loosely defined term of murder implies that a person who kills another human being with intent is known as being the worst kind of violent crime we see in our society. Any unlawful killing requires that a living person be killed and it does not mean that the guilty person feels any hatred or spite in order to plan and execute the act of murder. Moreover, the destructive acts that end peoples lives are classified as homicides which include manslaughter and first and second degree murder....   [tags: Definition Essays] 1307 words
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Definition of burglary - Definition of Burglary Crime is defined as an act that violates the criminal law and is punishable by the state. (Conklin, 2013, p. 3) Burglary is considered a property crime by The Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR) and defined as “entry into a structure using force without permission to commit a felony or theft.”(FBI, 2010) The UCR collects data on various crimes that are reported by law enforcement agencies. By collecting and publishing data received from law enforcement officers the information can be used in the future to improve the time officers respond to calls as well as give the public information on crime statistics....   [tags: legal issues, criminal law]
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Definition of Bullying - The word bully can be traced back to as far as the 1530’s. In the most basic sense, it involves a victim and an intimidator. However, throughout the years, the topic of bullying has quickly spread and broadened, making its definition harder to pin down so simply. Today, we have several means, technological and otherwise, to inflict harm on others. More than ever before. We’re all familiar with the many types of bullying. Including cyber, physical, emotional, as well as many more. Which can occur anywhere from work to school to your local park and even behind your laptop screen....   [tags: bystander, children, victim]
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My Definition of Success - In his poem, “What is Success,” Ralph Waldo Emerson gave priceless insight when he wrote: To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded....   [tags: Definition Essays 2014]
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Free Definition Essays - A Baseball Fan - A Baseball Fan What is a baseball fan. The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, the term is very appropriate. They behave insanely, they are insane about baseball trivia, and they are insanely loyal. Certainly the behavior of baseball fans is insane. They wear their official team t-shirts and warm-up jackets to the mall, the store, the classroom, and, if they can get away with it, to work. Then, whenever the team offers a giveaway item, the fans rush out to get the roll-up hat, tote bag, or beer cooler offered that day ....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 470 words
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What is the Legal Definition of Bullying - When one thinks of bullying, schoolchildren and their, sometimes abusive, behavior often comes to mind. Their is no real debate about the effects of bullying on both the bully and the victim. However, what is never really considered is the effect bullying has on the law. The New Oxford American Dictionary (Stevenson & Lindberg, 2010) defines ‘bullying’ as “[the] use [of] superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.” This will be the definition used as there is no legal definition of bullying....   [tags: cyberbullying, bullying law, anti bullying]
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Plato and the definition of justice - In the Republic that Plato wrote in 380 before J.C. to give his opinion of the political state and justice, many definitions are given through the character of Socrates, who was Plato's mentor, and through characters inspired of Greek philosophers, generally sophists, as Thrasymachus, and Glaucon, who was Plato's own brother. Definitions are given as outcomes of debates between Socrates and the sophists, during which each character leads at a moment or another, until a stronger argument, usually asserted by Socrates, close the discussion....   [tags: Social Role, Greek Philosophy]
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The Definition and Limitations of Harm - John Stuart Mill’s treatise On Liberty defines liberty as the ability to behave however one desires, with the condition one does not harm another individual (Mill 11). However, the definition of harm is vast, and could range from murder or rape to insulting an individual’s feelings. To account for this, Mill specifies what constitutes harm. In this essay, I will consider Mill’s interpretation and definition of harm. Mill argues harm is unwelcome and discernible damage against an individual, through injury, imprisonment, monetary loss, or slander (Mill 81)....   [tags: liberty, physical injury]
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Who is a Child? The Definition of a Child - ... The third option protocol ensures that issues affecting children’s well-being and development are communicated in a timely manner to the relevant authorities (Todres, Wojcik, and Revaz 10). The convention, through its articles and optional protocols, requires states to act in the child’s best interest to ensure the full protection of children against social, cultural, or economic discrimination (Swepston 6). The Sharia and Islamic laws do not have a definite definition of a child. The two laws, which advocate for the same things, vaguely consider a child as any human being that needs care and protection from another person....   [tags: corporal punishment, child convention]
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The Definition of Family in Slave Communities - The definition of family has changes dramatically over the course of history, especially from culture to culture. It is quite interesting to research the definition of family within slave communities because the slave definition of family not only changed from plantation to plantation, but also slave to slave. Upon reading the secondary sources, “The Shaping of the Afro-American Family,” by Steven Mintz, & Susan Kellogg, "Marriage in Slavery," by Brenda Stevenson, and “Motherhood in Slavery” by Stephanie Shaw, and the primary sources WPA Interviews of former slaves conducted in the 1930s....   [tags: Sociology, Slavery, American History ]
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On the Definition of Right: Personal Perspectives - ... This is where Josek explains that Simon could in fact forgive Karl for what he has done, but it would have no actual meaning and would simply be a way of forgetting the evil deeds this man has committed. The problem that Simon faces is that in which he comes to terms with his conscious decision to not forgive Karl, however he subconsciously is torn with pity and cannot decide if he really should have forgiven him. This is shown in Simon’s dreams and thoughts where he sees the dying SS man and still feels remorse....   [tags: behaviors, conscious, mind, sleep]
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Perspectives on the Definition of Knowledge - “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. Just like a child whose perception of the world defines where he fits in changes as he gets older as a result of the numerous adversities and criticisms imposed on him, so do the norms of what is accepted as knowledge today, as new ideas and discoveries are made. To what extent is knowledge provisional. Or to what extent is knowledge subject to change/ modification....   [tags: information philosopher]
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Comparison of Characters and The Definition of a Hero - Heroes are rarely seen in today's world. Too many people are worried about money or power to be concerned with others around them. But then that leads to the definition of a hero. It is possibly a person who does moral good in the world, or perhaps someone who stands up for those who do not have the power to do so themselves. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but people must remember that they are still human. They do make mistakes and they can be selfish. Such is the case in both Hamlet and Tempest....   [tags: hamlet, prospero, tempest]
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The Definition of Beauty Throughout the Centuries - Dangerous Ideals A woman may ask herself, "what traits are considered beautiful?" Over the years, the most sought after qualities could easily be viewed as long light blonde, ruby red, or midnight black hair, skin as milky as ivory, lips as red as a cherry, a bust as perky as ripe melons, a waist as seamless as an hourglass, hips that are voluptuous and round, all with legs as long as stilts. The flawless image of Jessica Rabbit walking into a smoke filled room containing men who gawk, trip, and even fight their way over each other, just to catch a glimpse of this exotic, beautiful, sensual woman is the epitome of sexuality....   [tags: epitome of beauty, pop culture]
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What is the Definition of Race? - Race presents itself with a complex definition because of the amount of differing opinions on the word and also because its definition has changed over time. At its core, the term race in 21st century America consists of individuals classified into a group based on the similar tangible and viewable characteristics they possess; however, it must be noted that there are many factors that affect what race is. In 21st century America, a race consists of a group of individuals with similar viewable intrinsic characteristics....   [tags: Ethnicity vs Race] 2122 words
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The Definition and Functioning of Marketing - Introduction Marketing is entwined and entangled in our everyday lives. As we become more connected, more informed and more prosperous, we desire and have the capacity to demand more products and services. These products and services are aimed to satisfy our basic needs, and the wants that evolve from them....   [tags: marketing philosophies, consumer, ]
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Rosemary Jackson's Definition of the Fantastic - Throughout Rosemary Jackson's work three significant points could me made about her definition of the fantastic. Jackson writes about the fantastic as a genre or mode, how it should be interpreted by the reader, and more specifically, what it embodies. According to Jackson, because the fantastic is not a literary category it can not be defined as a genre and should therefore be referred to as a mode placed between the marvelous and the uncanny. Referring to the fantastic as a "mode" helps and leans towards a definition of this type of literature....   [tags: Rosemary Jackson, ] 779 words
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The Australia Constitution's Definition of Marriage - Section 51 (xxi) of the Australia Constitution gives Commonwealth power to regulate and define the meaning of marriage. It has been defined as “a formal, monogamous and heterosexual union for life”. This definition of marriage is taken from the 19th century English cases, which are Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee . However, nowadays, people start to challenge the definition of marriage given in the constitution and demand for the change. They want the definition of marriage includes same sex couples and these couples been given the same rights as heterosexual couples....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage ] 997 words
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The Definition and Importance of Data Encryption - Data Encryption The definition and importance of data encryption Data encryption refers to the process of transforming electronic information into a scrambled form that can only be read by someone who knows how to translate the code. In nowadays business world, it’s the easiest and most practical way to secure the information that we stored and processed, and it’s significant for our sensitive information. For example, as electronic commerce is popular now, the vendors and retailers must protect the customers’ personal information from hackers or competitors....   [tags: coding, decoding, computer technology]
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The Definition, Uses and Applications of Bitcoin - 1. Introduction These days, many people have heard about a new name: the Bitcoin. What is the Bitcoin. By its inventor, Nakamoto’s definition, the Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer, decentralized, encrypted digital currency(Nakamoto). For a long time, the Bitcoin was a currency only recognized and used in the circle of geeks, but recent months, the Bitcoin successfully drew the public’s interest in its roller-coaster-like price. Simultaneously, more and more Bitcoin alternatives, for example, Namecoin, Litecoin, PPCoin, Betacoin, etc....   [tags: decentralized, encrypted digital currency] 1770 words
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The Changing Definition of Literacy in Australia - Literacy is a fundamental life skill; all children should have. As Australia is an increasingly multicultural country, migration has directly affected teachers whose classrooms nowadays have an array of linguistically diverse students. As a result, the definition of literacy is no longer considered the ability to read and write. Theory suggests that language acquisition is enhanced by social interaction with peers and more knowledgeable others, combined with explicit instruction and a supportive learning surrounding....   [tags: interactions, communication, classroom] 1317 words
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Definition and Three Types of Bullying - Dosomething.org, an organization created to help young people, shares eleven facts about bullying. “There are over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year, 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time, approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying, 1 in 7 students in grades k-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying, 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school, over two- thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying....   [tags: bullying, social issues, family issues]
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The Definition and Meaning of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: Warfare]
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Controversies on the Definition of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: what is terrorism, analysis, nature of duality]
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Definition and Historical Application of Freedom - “Freedom is anything but unproblematic.” This words reign true when we look at the debates over the definition of freedom throughout all of history and even today. With debates over the NSA, the TSA, the Patriot Act, etc., Americans, and people of other nations who face similar debates over civil liberties, are constantly faced with the issue of figuring out what do we mean by freedom and how absolute should our freedom be. We discuss and debate over the extent to which we have our freedom and yet well all believe that freedom is a core value we all should have even though we don’t agree upon what it is and the extent to which we should have it....   [tags: Institution of Slavery, Free Labor]
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Types and Definition of Compliance Gaining - Definition of compliance gaining: Compliance gaining is a term used in the social sciences, specifically in sociology and communication studies, to identify the act of intentionally trying to alter behavior. The term refers to how people try to get other people to do things, or comply. In short, the term compliance gaining strategies are used to define the tactics we use to persuade others to think or act in a desired way. I. TYPES OF COMPLIANCE GAINING STRATEGIES: Reward and Punishment: So, in case you do not like to lets say suck up to people, then Face Maintenance is not for you....   [tags: compliance gaining, sociology, communication, ]
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Plato and Aristotle's Definition of Art - Two and a half centuries ago in the Mediterranean, the definition of art was not synonymous with the term as we know it. It encompassed painting, sculpting, poetry, and all what he still recognize as art, as well as craftwork, carpentry and similar occupations. Plato was the first to address the nature of art seriously, and did so quite emphatically. Considering it unimportant and even dangerous, he denounced it. His student, Aristotle, who handled the same subject next, held incompatible and sometimes opposing views on the matter....   [tags: Philosophy] 1261 words
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The Definition of a True Education - After more than 200 years later, this great America has overcome many hurdles such as becoming independent from Britain, a civil war, and the civil rights movement; yet it still has not overcome one thing: education. Administrators or the school board may think they are doing well at their job based on test scores taken by the students but they are not. Too many kids are unprepared for college and too many students drop out of high school for reasons such as pregnancy, financial issues, and having lost the motivation or desire to learn to continue their education....   [tags: knowledge, teacher, exam, testing, student]
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Definition and Study of Cultural Construction - Cultural construction is one of the key values in the study of Anthropology for several reasons. According to Peoples and Bailey in our Humanity book, Anthropology not only helps us understand the biological, technological, and cultural development of humanity but it’s also intended to teach us the importance of understanding and appreciating cultural diversity. By definition, “Cultural constructions are arbitrary in that they are created and maintained by each culture, cultural constructions are not fixed forever rather they are dynamic and change over time....   [tags: Anthropology, Different Cultures]
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What is the Definition of Death? - What does death mean. How is death defined. “Death is the one great uncertainty. The subject of powerful social and religious rituals and moving literature, it is contemplated by philosophers, probed by biologists, and combatted by physicians.” (Rector, 2008,3)(Defining Death, 1981) For centuries, death has been defined as the absence of cessation of respiratory and/or cardiopulmonary function, or in more layman’s terms, the heart stops beating or the person stops breathing (Rector, 2008, 30)....   [tags: philosophy, death]
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The Definition of Electronic Door Lock - The definition of electronic door lock relates to electronic locks, and in particular, to an electronic recognition lock which automatically releases an electronically controlled door bolt in response to the reception of a coded sequence of signals transmitted by a transponder unit carried by a person desiring to open the lock. [1] We propose to improve the door-locking security system by combining many functions in an electronic door lock; we can call it as Smart Door Lock as well. Nowadays, the house burglary cases increase days by days....   [tags: burglary, homeowner, metal tool ]
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The Definition and Benefits of Recycling - What if you knew that the world’s safety was literally in your hand. Would you save it. These questions are important to ponder because human beings possess the power to change the environment for the better through the process of recycling. By recycling, one can save the world by helping to reduce hazardous waste that increases the level of harmful greenhouse gases in the environment. The purpose of this report is to define recycling, giving reasons why it is necessary to participate in recycling programs and espousing the steps, roles, and benefits of recycling from both personal and situational (or environmental) standpoints....   [tags: environmental advantages]
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Definition of Ethnicity, Nationality and Race - Definition of ethnicity, nationality and race are as follows; Race is a category system used to classify people into large and unique communities or categories by physiological, social, social, inherited, regional, traditional, language, spiritual, and/or social association. First used to refer to sound system of a common language and then to signify national connections, in the Seventeenth millennium, people began to use the phrase to connect with visible physical characteristics. Such use marketed hierarchies favorable to varying social categories....   [tags: sociological analysis] 1669 words
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The Definition of the Word Bigot - According to the OED online, "Bigot" is defined as a noun that refers to one who is a superstitious adherent of a religion or to any religious hypocrite. The origin of "Bigot" is unknown, but its first usage as a noun is traced back to the fourth century, when it was a common name among Germanic people (Bowman 1). At present, "begot" evolved as a belittling term used commonly by the majority of Americans to indicate one who is narrow-minded person or one who is intolerant of the opinions or beliefs of others'....   [tags: religious hypocrite, moral values] 1119 words
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Definition and Phases of Project Management - ... Project Must be complete within the giving budget. Project must be within the scope. Project must be according to the standard of the customer quality or as per customer demand. Phases of project Life cycle There are four types of phases in the project Life cycle all are mentioned bellow: 1. Initiation Phase 2. Planning Phase 3. Execution Phase 4. Closure Phase Initiation Phase: It describes the initial phase of your current project. In this phase you define scope of the project and the purpose of the project....   [tags: project management triangle, planning] 953 words
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Varying Definitions of Community - Varying Definitions of Community Being enrolled here at State University, one is a part of a community, a type of give and take community between both the elite student and knowledgeable professor.  The students enroll in this community by choice, and all of them share a common goal of success and wanting to grow and prosper through the community experience.  Today's version of the word community differs from past years and probably from how the word will evolve in the future.  In the examining of different dictionaries on the word “community” one can find that the meanings are very similar, yet they also have some slight variations....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The True Definition of Success - Is there someone you know that is wealthy and prominent. Do they demonstrate the characteristics of a successful person in today’s society. Media today has effectively convinced our society into accepting an untrue, even possibly hazardous definition of success. Even though Webster’s dictionary defines success as “achieving wealth, respect, and fame,” the definition of success is different for everyone. Society wants us to accept that having money, having big house, and owning multiple cars is the key to happiness, and henceforth, success....   [tags: Society, Work, Intelligence] 698 words
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Definition of White Collar Crime - White collar crime has many definitions, one of the earlier described it as illegal or unethical acts that violate fiduciary (holding or held in trust) responsibility of public trust committed by an individual or organization, usually during the course of legitimate occupational activity, by persons of high or respectable social status for personal or organizational gain. However, as time went on the definitions and variation of the crimes began expanding and a definition did not describe the act to completion....   [tags: concealment, reliance, finance theft]
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The Definition of Brand Reputation - ... The importance of brand reputation as an intangible resource stems, in great part, from the immense amount of choice that is usable for most any product or service and the limited quantity of time or experience that consumers possess (Amis, 2003So being able to rely on a positive brand reputation to aid decision-making is a strong tip and can be named as a major asset. This comes about when people hold strong favorable and unique associations about the corporate brand in memory (Keller, 1993)....   [tags: corporate brand, credibility, image] 752 words
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An Extended Definition of Beauty - The subjective element of beauty involves judgment, not opinion. Many people feel beauty is only something seen by the eyes. St. Thomas Aquinas views beauty in both the supernatural and natural orders. Aquinas lists the attributes of beauty to be found in nature. These are; unity, proportion, and clarity. We will see how these attributes of beauty are seen through the eye and felt by the heart. To begin, the concept of unity follows the Aristotelian proposition that nothing can be added to or taken away from a perfect work of art....   [tags: Aquinas, beauty and dress]
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The True Definition of Beauty - Beauty, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the qualities in a person, or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind. If asked to describe beauty, there’s no doubt that a great number of minds would fly straight to the images of the countless women whose elegant faces and long, slender bodies have been plastered everywhere from Times Square to the fashion magazines on their coffee tables. So what does that really mean and why is it that everyone’s perception of beauty is the same....   [tags: Personal Qualitites, Pleasure, Human Mind]
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Definition of Formal Problem Statement - Definition of formal problem statement: Formal problems satement arise as wrong clients determination confirms up in divide journal files are wrong planned for further one month. Thus, Julie has to make more than one delayed notice, which corresponds to each month, intended for each one customer. Followed through, Rhonda is reliable to identify these substitute notices and join them into one. Two serious formal problems statement: First, the workload increase significantly. Second, the separate letters rarely slip an along with a customer can get some late notices....   [tags: Problem Solving]
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A Technical Definition of Entropy - Introduction One of the most important concepts in thermodynamics is entropy. In thermodynamics, a system is any region of space that is to be studied. Entropy is a thermodynamic property of a system just like the temperature, pressure, and composition. Specifically, entropy is a measure of the randomness of a system and has units of joules per kelvin. A joule is a measurement of energy and a kelvin is a measurement of temperature. A system whose members are highly randomized is said to be highly disordered and therefore has higher entropy....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Legal Definition of Kidnapping - According to the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children, over 2,000 children are reported every day. This adds up to almost 800,000 reported cases of missing children (Falcon, G., 2007). With figures like these, in conjunction with the constant flow of news stories depicting kidnapping victims from all walks of life and from every corner of the country it appears that no one is safe from the possibility of becoming a kidnap victim. Kidnapping is a difficult phenomenon to study because the statistics are intimidating and the news coverage is vast, and yet according to Carolyn Ann Vlk, Peter Thomas Senese, and Joel S....   [tags: Federal Agents, Child Abduction]
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Definition and Overview of Strokes - Suffering through a stroke would be bad enough as it is, and 44 million people would agree, but imagine being disabled for the rest of your life afterword. Health care is a human right, and in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt stated that, “freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence” and every human being should have “the right to adequate medical care …” (HNN) With this being said, you would think that no health insurance company should be able to deny a stroke victim’s disability claim (HNN)....   [tags: Oxygen Supply, Brain, Disabilities, Death]
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The Behavioral Definition of Punishment - This paper will provide the behavioral definition of punishment and give examples of both positive and negative punishment in different types of settings. The guidelines for the effective use of punishment, as well as legal and ethical issues that should be considered by the Behavior Analyst while designing a behavior intervention plan are identified. The term punishment as used in operant conditioning refers to any change that occurs after a behavior happens that reduces the likelihood that the behavior will follow again in the future....   [tags: effective use, legal/ethical issues]
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Web Seal: Definition and Characteristics - WEB SEAL: DEFINITION AND CHARACTERISTICS The web seal is a form of assurance service represented by a stamp posted to websites that pass specific procedures. It is a unique logo available on websites to provide reasonable assurance to clients that it is a safe and secure website to undertake electronic business. The web seal represents the trust service developed jointly by both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Certified Accountants (CICA) to cut out the concerns the general public toward electronic commerce....   [tags: form of assurance service] 1612 words
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The Definition of Organizational Culture - Culture and Structure Organizational structure and culture are important elements in a company. Why are these important and how do they affect each other within an organization. The culture is created when the company founders establish a vision or mission (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2013). This is their dream and the future of what they have created. The values are traits that are learned from the first employees hired, which then creates the culture or the personality of the business. The definition of organizational culture is ‘The shared values, principles, traditions, and ways of doing things that influence the way organizational members act’ (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2013, p...   [tags: company, structure, mechanist]
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Biotechnology: Definition of Genetic Transfer - ... Selective breeding has implications for many aspects, such as the ecosystems, genetic diversity, the health and survival of the organism, and the population’s evolutionary rate. Also named artificial selection humans have have used the principles of natural selection to help then take control of the breeding process to produce an offspring with a more desired trait. Selective breeding or artificial selection involves breeding a specific organism based on a specific phenotypic trait so that the desired trait is passed on to the next generation....   [tags: gene, cloning] 861 words
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The Traditional Definition of Marriage - ... The gay-marriage debate would thus be solved, at least logistically, though not morally or theologically. The state could grant all couples, gay or straight, their marriage licenses, and individual churches or denominations could decide to bless the committed, loving union of same-sex couples, or not. Opponents would say that the idea of the separation of church and state is taken out of context when thought of in this manner. They propose that the law was only put in place to protect the church from the state, to block them out....   [tags: families, partners, civil contract] 1393 words
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Intelligence Definition and Measurements - Psychologists have differed on the definition for intelligence and how to measure intelligence. In this paper the definition of intelligence and how it is measured will be discussed by comparing and contrasting the two intelligence tests and two achievement tests chosen from the Mental Measurement Yearbook. The intelligence tests chosen were the Primary Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (PTONI) and the Test of Memory and Learning, 2nd ed., (TOMAL-2) and the achievement tests chosen were the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI) and the Differential Ability Scales, 2nd ed....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Defintion Essay - Is it Possible to Define Art? - Defintion Essay - Is it Possible to Define Art. Art is the intentional use of some medium to communicate emotions or ideas between minds. Some combination of the five senses is used to conduct information, so art may take the form of music, painting, sculpture, dance, and others. Art may be collaborative, as with the presentation of a symphony, which may involve a composer, a conductor, players, and a lighting crew all working to create the art of the presentation. Also, art occurs in at least one level of abstraction removed from reality, a representation of the real thing....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 611 words
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Definition of Political Development - Defining Political Development No consensus has been reached on the definition of political development; however most scholars agree it is multi-faceted concept. Comparative politics often promotes itself as an empirical field of study; however the categories, statistics and indicators we choose to measure a particular concept often reveal, at best a subconscious bias, and at worst an overt normative agenda. Furthermore, whichever definition and subcategories we decide are sufficient, political development often encompasses attributes that are difficult to measure numerically....   [tags: Modernization, Institutionalization] 974 words
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My Definition of Failure - ... If not, this carefree attitude can develop and result in them not working to accomplish anything in life. For example, if a student does not put forth the effort to try to finish their class work, then they will fail both the assignments and the class as well. Over time, this lazy attitude can spill over into other aspects of their life, such as extracurricular activities, their social life, and even interaction with their parents. By not at least making an attempt to complete something, a person automatically fails....   [tags: entrepreneural success or not] 580 words
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Definition of Marriage Essay - Recently, people have been arguing with respect to the definition of marriage. To get married is a very important event for almost everyone. Particularly for women, marriage and giving a birth could be the two major events of their lives. Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett are authors who are arguing about homosexual marriage. Sullivan believes in same-sex marriage because he thinks everyone has a right to marry. On the other hand, Bennett speaks out against Sullivan’s opinion. Bennett makes a claim that marriage is between a man and a woman structuring their entire life together....   [tags: Literary Review]
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Definition of Social Psychology - Psychology is a social science study that covers diverse subject topics and carries out different forms of research in order to understand the development and function of human beings. A scientific study focuses on people's mind and its functions especially those affecting behavior in a particular context. Psychology is divided into different branches, and each branch addresses its own form of content in relation to mental processes and behavior. Social psychology is one of the psychology branches....   [tags: scientific method, human behavior]
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Creativity: Definition & Importance - Creativity: Definition & Importance Creativity is the ability to join ideas together in a unique way or to make uncommon connections between ideas. Creativity allows individuals to develop different ideas and methods to use when approaching tasks and problems. Most individuals have creative potential, however many do not know how to access it. Creative individuals possess traits that others do not. These traits can include independence, confidence, positive self-evaluation, problem solving skills, and perseverance ....   [tags: Ideas, Strategies] 985 words
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My Definition of Success - When I think of success, I think of a bumper sticker I saw once which read, “He who dies the most toys wins”. That has always stuck with me because I have never thought of material possessions as the yard stick of my success in life. As everyone wishes, I would like to be comfortable and not always worrying about bills but, extravagance for the sake of status is not success. I think success in a person is defined by happiness and people’s pride in being a good person. Although, it is different for everyone, no one can tell you if you were successful at something....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 510 words
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Microencapsulation purpose and definition - Microencapsulation Definition Microencapsulation is the technology of packaging solid, liquid and gaseous materials into small capsule by coating the materials with protective matrix or wall materials (Hogan et al. 2001; Cerdeira et al., 2007; Champagne and Fustier, 2007; Madene et al., 2005). In other words, it is a process in which tiny particles or droplets are surrounded by a coating, or embedded in a homogeneous or heterogeneous matrix (Gharsallaoui et al.,2007). The materials within the capsule that are surrounded by coating materials are known as core, internal phase or fill....   [tags: Chemistry]
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Definition of Health Insurance - ... When the deductible is met, the following out-of-pocket costs are incurred: co-payment and/or coinsurance. A co-payment is a specified amount that the insured must pay the healthcare provider at every visit. A coinsurance is a percentage of the total medical bill that the insured must pay for a healthcare service. As a way of protecting the insured against extreme out-of-pocket costs, some policies include an out-of-pocket expense maximum. Most policies will also specify a coverage limit, normally an annual or lifetime coverage maximum, after which the health insurer will cease all benefit payments....   [tags: insurance companies, premiums] 897 words
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The Definition of a Friend - Definition of a Friend What is the definition of a friend. Many people have friends that they can count on for anything. Others have fair-weather friends that are there when they need something. There are countless definitions of what a friend could be. Someone who has a close personal relationship of mutual affection and trust with another is the dictionary's definition of a friend. Although there are many definitions of a friend, one knows the true meaning of friendship if they have ever had a friend....   [tags: Personal Essays Friendship Description Paps] 451 words
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The Definition of Poverty - What are the definitions of poor and poverty. Many people hear the words poverty and have different meanings, so how do we know which definition and I poor is the correct one. According to many people poverty may mean a person who does not have any money to do the things they want to do, however most people can afford to live only on the things they truly need. This is just one example; there are many other definitions of the word poverty. Then what do people consider to be the meaning of the word poor....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 638 words
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The Definition Of Marketing - Marketing is a term that is used frequently. Generally, it is thought of as how a company advertises and sells their products or services, but upon reading several sources during the research phase of creating this paper, it was found that there are many more elements involved in marketing. Marketing goes way beyond advertising and selling; it is a focal point of a company that drives the direction the company takes. According to Perreault, there are two definitions for marketing....   [tags: Business Marketing]
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The Definition of Justice - The Republic by Plato examines many aspects of the human condition. In this piece of writing Plato reveals the sentiments of Socrates as they define how humans function and interact with one another. He even more closely Socrates looks at morality and the values individuals hold most important. One value looked at by Socrates and his colleagues is the principle of justice. Multiple definitions of justice are given and Socrates analyzes the merit of each. As the group defines justice they show how self-interest shapes the progression of their arguments and contributes to the definition of justice....   [tags: World Literature] 851 words
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The Definition of Periodisation - The Definition of Periodisation Periodisation ============= Anderson (1997) offers us a simple definition of periodisation he says that it ‘simply means the division of your overall training into periods which accomplish different goals’ Wilmore and Costill (1994) interestingly define the term with reference to overtraining, they define periodisation in their glossary as ‘Varying the training stimulus over discrete periods of time to prevent overtraining’. Overtraining and Associated Definitions Fry et al (1991) provides us with the following definitions: Overload training: The process of stressing an individual to provide a stimulus for a...   [tags: Free Essays] 383 words
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The Definition of Christmas - The sole definition of Christmas at one time was, an annual church festival in memory of the birth of Christ. Now when the word Christmas is mentioned people think about lights, trees, presents, food, friends and family, along with the birth of Christ. Some view these added meanings as a good change and some view them as a bad change. In today&#8217;s world Christmas is not defined only as celebrating the birth of Christ but also the celebration of giving, and the celebration of family and friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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The Definition of Cyberpunk - The Definition of Cyberpunk In Bruce Sterling's article, "Cyberpunk in the Nineties," he explained how public opinion had defined himself, Rucker, Shiner, Shirley, and Gibson as the cyberpunk "gurus" in the 1980's. Because of being labeled cyberpunk "gurus," the public had come to understand the definition of cyberpunk as "anything that cyberpunks write." To break this definition of cyberpunk established by popular public opinion, I will pursue giving cyberpunk a more definite definition. After reading numerous cyberpunk fiction stories, I noticed reoccurring themes in these stories....   [tags: Science Fiction Literary Genre Essays Papers]
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Definition of a Perfusionist - Perfusion The Definition of a Perfusionist The definition of a perfusionist by the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary is that of a certified medical technician, responsible for and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine). (Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary ’95 edition) The perfusionist is the heart and the lungs of the patient while they are having open heart or by-pass surgery. A perfusionist has a daily routine similarly to those found in other professions. Also they are required to receive a college degree to be qualified to perform their job....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Definition of Disciple - The Definition of Disciple Discipleship is the core of Christian ethics, especially as the last command of Jesus (28:19). When I heard the word “disciple” in childhood Sunday School, I envisioned an eager, bearded man with dirty robes straining intently towards Jesus, like a child begging to hear more of a bedtime story. In high school youth group, we talked about being good disciples by obeying the rules: no kissing, no running, no talking in church. But as I re-read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s stirring, straightforward work, The Cost of Discipleship as a Lenten devotional, my idea of what a disciple is and does is crumbling like old paint....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Definition of Education - The Definition of Education Education what is it. It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word "educatio which means to bring up"1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that education is training not learning....   [tags: Education Educating School Teaching Essays] 686 words
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Concept Definition Map - Content area vocabulary is a key component to children’s success in the subject. Developing content area vocabulary in their students is sometimes a challenge for teachers. There are many strategies to help teachers build and strengthen vocabulary in their classroom. One strategy is a type of graphic organizer called a concept definition map. “The use of graphic organizers to organize information sometimes gets a bad rap. However, using these tools involves much more than just putting information into little boxes” (Concept/Definition Maps to Comprehend Curriculum Content, 2011)....   [tags: Content Area, Vocabulary, Education, Students]
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What Is Literature? - Since the 18th century, the definition of the concept "literature" has become a problematic and a controversial issue among various literary schools. What is literature. What are the qualities that distinguish a literary text from a non-literary one. Does literature have any particular function in society. These are some crucial questions whose answers were supposed to limit and define the scope of "literature". However, various literary and critical schools have advanced different and contradictory responses to these same questions, which have consequently led to a failure in producing an authoritatively established definition of "literature"....   [tags: Definition ] 1779 words
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The Definition of Organic Foods Should Be Redefined - Organic versus non-organic foods are always being debated to whether they are worth the extra cost. This seems to be an easy question, at first, but begs a more in-depth analysis to come to a conclusion. Organic definitions can vary by government, company and even individuals. Many people have their own ideas of what organic means. My personal definition, before this research assignment, was that organic products were grown with no pesticides, chemical additives, or preservatives and grown in a humane way....   [tags: Organic vs. Non-organic Foods]
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