Definition Essay Examples

Affirmative Action

What is affirmative action? This has been a very interesting question throughout the past thirty years. Many people would like to answer it with simply the name given to programs that try to correct past and ongoing discriminations against women, racial minorities, and others in the work force and in education. Where this answer may […]

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Motor Learning Definitions

motor skills activities or tasks that require voluntary control over movements of the joints and body segments to achieve a goal motor learning acquisition of motor skills, the performance enhancement of learned or highly experienced motor skills, or the reacquisition of skills that are difficult to perform cannot be performed bc of injury or disease […]

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PSYS 100 – Chapter 6 Definitions and Study Questions

learning relatively permanent change in behavior and mental processes due to experience conditioning process of learning associations between stimuli and behavioral responses classical conditioning learning through involuntarily paired associations; it occurs when a previously neutral stimulus (NS) is paired (associated) with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS) to elicit a conditioned response (CR) What is conditioning another […]

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Chapter 6 – Learning – Definition & Examples

Learning A relatively permanent change in an organism’s behavior due to experience. Types of Learning Habituation/Sensitization Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Observational Orienting Reflex The reflexive redirection of attention that orients you toward the unexpected stimulus Habituation A decrease in response caused by repeated exposure to a stimulus. Like music in the hall way, you may […]

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Psychology social learning theory definitions

Conformity Change in a persons behaviour or opinion because of a real or imagined pressure from a majority or minority. Internalisation Accept group opinion as correct, therefore we change our private view. Identification Change out public opinion to be accepted in a group but may not change out private opinion. Compliance Go along with the […]

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PPR definitions

Accommodation a convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise Adaptation adjusting the way you teach a lesson depending on the best way the students learn Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) This is the name of the committee responsible for making the educational decisions for a student. The parents, or adult students, are members of the ARD […]

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8 Parts of Speech – Definitions

noun names a person, place, thing, or idea adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun and answers these questions: which? what kind of? how many? adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb and answers these questions: when? where? how? how much? why? pronoun is used in place of one or more nouns or […]

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The definition of development

Development may denote different things to different people, and development may vary in the context which it is being used. Therefore, there is the need to agree on the definition of development and the criteria which can be used to evaluate whether a country is developing or not. This essay will look at the various […]

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Of all of the elements which make up the definition of theft

Although the Theft Amendment Act of 1996 exists to close loopholes and inconsistencies within the law, the basic elements of theft are still dictated in the Theft Act of 1968, and some sections still remain ambiguous. S. 1 of the Theft Act 1968 deals directly with theft and what it entails. It states that “a […]

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SAT Synonyms List 2 – With Synonym or Original Word Definition

Arbitrary (adj) random Synonyms (I honestly don’t know these are synonyms): Subjective- (adj) based on feelings or opinions rather than facts Despotic- (adj) tyrannical Austere (adj) uncompromising, strict, forbidding Synonyms: Ascetic- (adj) characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons Spartan- (adj) showing […]

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Definition of a Family

Defining a family is difficult because many different people have many different ideas on what a family is and is not, there is no right or wrong answer, its all about others perspectives. Since many people have many views on what a family is, there is no set definition. Vanier institute claims that a family […]

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Stem Cell: A Definition

A stem cell is a cell that has the capacity to break up for unspecified time—usually during the life of the human being. Under the best environments, or certain precise signals, stem cells can cause various cell forms that makeup the organism. Specifically, stem cells have the prospects to turn into full-grown cells that have […]

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Definitions of Poverty

In the textbook Families in Poverty by Seccombe (2007), she gives 4 explanations for poverty, which one do you think best explains poverty? Why? Seccombe introduces Individualism, Social Structuralism, Culture of Poverty, and Fatalism in attempt to explain the existence of poverty. All four of them together seem to cover all aspects of poverty and […]

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Definition Responsibility

Responsibility is the act or process of being responsible. Persons that are considered responsible are accountable for their own action and/or expressions. A great way of defining responsibility is doing what’s right or following through with obligations. Personal responsibility is being accountable for oneself such as staying healthy, managing emotions and treating yourself and others […]

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Distinction and Differentiation Perception Through Communication the Definition of Design

Design in any context can be looked upon in a number of different ways. It is seen as a form of communication through visuals. It is dependant on the here and now and the knowledge behind the viewer at any given point. There can be a multitude of meanings to any design coherent with the […]

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Extended definition of an abstract term: Art

With the advent of the computer age, advanced science and technology have overwhelmed many aspects of our lives, and even our possibilities of survival are affected. But turning to the humanities where the world of man’s spirit is evident in humans, rather than technical values, we experience a certain degree of relief. Art is very […]

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Colonisation definition

The New Zealand Oxford dictionary (2005) defines colonisation as “establishing a colony or colonies in a country or area” (p. 215). That means a group of people invading and fully forming a community in a new country or an area. In New Zealand, colonisation was the process of British migrants settling down in the country […]

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Cyberbullying Definitions

Cyber-bullying: Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. Cyber-bullying is bullying which uses e-technology as a means of victimizing others. It is the use of an Internet service or mobile technologies – such as e-mail, […]

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Blade Runner’s Definition of Human

With its exaggerated scenes of a dystopian America of the year 2020, Blade Runner is at once a cautionary film that details the dangers of human ambition and a thought-provoking challenge to the orthodox notions of what makes one “human. ” There is no check-list or group of qualifications that are communally agreed upon that […]

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Narration, Definition, Example, Cause and Effect

My country house is one of my favorite places in on earth. I spent there all my childhood. I was only about one year old when I first time went there. I have so many happy memories of time spent there: for example my first sport, swimming experience. For many reasons my country house became […]

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The Definition of Insanity in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

As Ray Bradbury once said, “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. ” In his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey depicts this arbitrary line between sane and insane. By elucidating the oppressive role of the mental institution and portraying its patients as more eccentric than […]

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