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  • 121Cognitive dissonance — The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop. When the fox fails to reach the grapes, he decides he does not want them after all. This is an example of adaptive preference formation, which serves to reduce cognitive dissonance.[1] …

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  • 122Igbo people — Ndị Igbọ O. Equiano • Jaja of Opobo • Chinua Achebe • C.N. Adichie Total population 15–30 million worldwide (est.) …

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  • 123Cohen the Barbarian — infobox Discworld character| name=Ghenghiz Cohen description=An old (but still great) barbarian associations=The Silver Horde location=Agatean Empire and around the Discworld firstseen= The Light Fantastic alsoin= Interesting Times The Last Hero… …

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  • 124mathematics — /math euh mat iks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically. 2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) mathematical procedures,… …

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  • 125metalogic — /met euh loj ik/, n. the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of logic. [1835 45; META + LOGIC] * * * Study of the syntax and the semantics of formal languages and formal systems. It is related to, but does not include, the formal… …

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  • 126metaphysics — /met euh fiz iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology. 2. philosophy, esp. in its more abstruse branches. 3. the… …

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  • 127Shakespeare, William — (baptized April 26, 1564, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Eng. died April 23, 1616, Stratford upon Avon) British poet and playwright, often considered the greatest writer in world literature. He spent his early life in Stratford upon Avon,… …

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  • 128biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 129painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …

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  • 130Mosaics — • Includes information on the history and techniques Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Mosaics     Mosaics     † …

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  • 131Rome — • The significance of Rome lies primarily in the fact that it is the city of the pope Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rome     Rome     † …

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  • 132European History Network — The European History Network has run a number of projects under the banner CLIOH ( Creating Links and Overviews for a New History Agenda ) since 1988, including CLIOH, CLIOHnet and CLIOHnet2. CLIOHRES and CLIOH WORLD are currently in operation.… …

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  • 133Neo-Platonism — Eyjólfur K.Emilsson GENERAL INTRODUCTION Neo Platonism is usually defined as the philosophy of Plotinus, who lived in the third century AD, and his followers in the pagan Graeco Roman world in late antiquity. The most significant philosophers… …

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  • 134Conway's Game of Life — Conway game , which redirects to here, can also refer to games as defined by surreal numbers, which John Conway also developed …

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  • 135Mosaic — This article is about a decorative art. For other uses, see Mosaic (disambiguation). Irano Roman floor mosaic detail from the palace of Shapur I at Bishapur …

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  • 136Land use forecasting — undertakes to project the distribution and intensity of trip generating activities in the urban area. In practice, land use models are demand driven, using as inputs the aggregate information on growth produced by an aggregate economic… …

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  • 137Discworld characters — This article contains brief biographies for characters from Terry Pratchett s Discworld series. This list consists of human characters. For biographies of noted members of the Discworld s ethnic minorities (Dwarfs, trolls, undead), see the… …

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  • 138Abu al-Hasan 'Alī al-Mas'ūdī — Infobox Muslim scholars | notability = Muslim scholar| era = Islamic golden age| color = #cef2e0 | | image caption = | | name = Abu al Hasan Ali ibn al Husayn al Mas udi| title= al Mas udi| birth = 896 CE| death = 956 CE| school tradition= |… …

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  • 139Romanian philosophy — is a name covering either a) the philosophy done in Romania or by Romanians, or b) an ethnic philosophy, which expresses at a high level the fundamental features of the Romanian spirituality, or which elevates to a philosophical level the… …

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  • 140china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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