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  • 1 incent — (v.) by 1992, U.S. government speak, back formation from INCENTIVE (Cf. incentive). Related: Incented; incenting …

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  • 2 incent — verb a) To provide an incentive to (a person or organizaton). We need to incent people to innovate more. b) To provide an incentive for (something). We need to incent more innovation. See Also: incentivize …

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  • 3 incent — v. tr. A transitive verb meaning encourage or influence : The program was set up to incent users to spend more. Also the leading member of the incent incentivize disincent axis of evil …

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  • 4 incent — in·cent (ĭn sĕntʹ) tr.v. in·cent·ed, in·cent·ing, in·cents To incentivize: “would use tax breaks to incent corporations to invest in their future” (Scott Canon).   [Back formation from incentive.] * * * …

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  • 5 incent (to) —  Provide incentives for employees.  ► “A premium can be added to incent the employee to take the assignment.” (Benefits & Compensation International, April 1994, p.15) …

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  • 6 incent — transitive verb Etymology: back formation from incentive Date: 1981 incentivize …

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  • 7 incent — verb (t) Business to incentivise. {backformation dating back to 1840s in British English, but now restricted to financial jargon} …

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  • 9 John Incent — Sign on the Berkhamsted house depicting John Incent Born c.1480 Berkhamsted, England Died 1545 Berkhamsted …

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  • 10 Atanasoff, John V(incent) — born Oct. 4, 1903, Hamilton, N.Y., U.S. died June 15, 1995, Frederick, Md. U.S. physicist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. With Clifford Berry, he developed the Atanasoff Berry Computer (1937–42), a machine capable of… …

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  • 11 Forrestal, James V(incent) — born Feb. 15, 1892, Beacon, N.Y., U.S. died May 22, 1949, Bethesda, Md. U.S. secretary of defense (1947–49). After serving in naval aviation in World War I, he resumed his connection with a New York City investment firm, of which he became… …

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  • 12 Kidder, Alfred V(incent) — born Oct. 29, 1885, Marquette, Mich., U.S. died June 11, 1963, Cambridge, Mass. U.S. archaeologist. Kidder received his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1914) for developing the first effective pottery typology relating to the prehistory of the… …

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  • 13 Powderly, Terence V(incent) — born Jan. 22, 1849, Carbondale, Pa., U.S. died June 24, 1924, Washington, D.C. U.S. labour leader. The son of Irish immigrants, he became a railroad worker at age 13 and a machinist s apprentice at 17. He joined the Machinists and Blacksmiths… …

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  • 14 Wilkes, Maurice V(incent) — born June 26, 1913, Dudley, Staffordshire, Eng. British computer science pioneer. He helped build the EDSAC computer (1949), invented microprogramming (1950), cowrote the first book on computer programming (1951), wrote the first paper on cache… …

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  • 15 Atanasoff, John V(incent) — (4 oct. 1903, Hamilton, N.Y., EE.UU.–15 jun. 1995, Frederick, Md.). Físico estadounidense. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en la Universidad de Wisconsin. Junto con Clifford Berry desarrolló la computadora Atanasoff Berry (1937–42), una máquina capaz de resolver …

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  • 16 Forrestal, James V(incent) — (15 feb. 1892, Beacon, N.Y., EE.UU.– 22 may. 1949, Bethesda, Md.). Ministro de defensa estadounidense (1947–49). Después de pertenecer a la aviación naval durante la primera guerra mundial, reanudó su relación con una firma de inversiones de la… …

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  • 17 Kidder, Alfred V(incent) — (29 oct. 1885, Marquette, Mich., EE.UU.–11 jun. 1963, Cambridge, Mass.). Arqueólogo estadounidense. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en la Universidad de Harvard (1914) por haber elaborado la primera tipología certera de la cerámica asociada a la prehistoria del… …

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  • 18 Powderly, Terence V(incent) — (22 ene. 1849, Carbondale, Pa., EE.UU.–24 jun. 1924, Washington, D.C.). Dirigente sindical estadounidense, hijo de inmigrantes irlandeses. A la edad de 13 años comenzó a trabajar en el ferrocarril y a los 17 años era aprendiz de maquinista. En… …

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  • 19 Wilkes, Maurice V(incent) — (n. 26 jun. 1913, Dudley, Staffordshire, Inglaterra). Pionero inglés de la ciencia de la computación. Ayudó a la construcción de la computadora EDSAC (1949), inventó la microprogramación (1950), coescribió el primer libro sobre programación… …

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  • 20 incentivise — incentˈivize or incentˈivise intransitive verb To have or be given an incentive, esp to work more efficiently, productively, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑incentive …

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