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  Definition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A stipulative definition is the specification of a meaning adopted or assumed specifically for the purposes of argument or discussion in a given context.
A persuasive definition "is a type of definition in which a term is defined in such a way as to be an argument for a particular position (as opposed to a lexical definition, which aims to be neutral to all usages), and is deceptive in that it has the surface form of a dictionary definition."
"Definition" is a fixed, static form (a model; an appearance of something as distinguished from the substance of which it is made; something autonomous from its own representation) of some relation(s) that significantly increases the probability of realisation of an intended (premeditated) change of some phenomenon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Definition   (2343 words)

 Definition of music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This definition determines music according to the poetic and the neutral levels (it must be composed sonorities), or more aesthetically, 'the artful or pleasing organization of sound and silence', which determines music according to the esthesic.
This definition is widely held to from the late 19th century forward, which began to scientifically analyze the relationship between sound and perception.
This definition is influential in the cognitive sciences, which search to locate the regions of the brain responsible for parsing or remembering different aspects of musical experience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Definitions_of_music   (3156 words)

 What is Evolution?
One can quibble about the accuracy of such a definition (and we have often quibbled on these newsgroups) but it also conveys the essence of what evolution really is. When biologists say that they have observed evolution, they mean that they have detected a change in the frequency of genes in a population.
Not only does this definition exclude prokaryotes, protozoa, and fungi, but it specifically includes a term "gradual process" which should not be part of the definition.
This person's definition of evolution was very different from the common scientific definition and as a consequence he was unable to understand what evolutionary biology really meant.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/evolution-definition.html   (940 words)

 JibxSoap: Service Definition Details
The above service definition also includes optional components used in generating the WSDL service description, consisting in this case of the schema definition for the XML data to be exchanged and the namespace URI for the WSDL definitions.
The core of the service definition is the list of operations supported by the service, which are defined by operation child elements.
Each service definition may optionally include the necessary information to support WSDL generation, which requires at least a schema definition for the elements used as request and response bodies (supplied as a path in the schema child element) and a WSDL namespace URI (in the wsdl-uri child element).
jibx.sourceforge.net /jibxsoap/service-def.html   (1256 words)

 Thomson Learning - InfoTrac College Edition - InfoWrite
Cultural definitions are shaped by the history, values, experiences and attitudes of a national, ethnic, or religious group.
Remember the goal of a definition paper is to establish meaning, not describe someone, tell a story, or give examples.
Definition is often supported with narrative and descriptive details, but its main job is to define.
infotrac.thomsonlearning.com /infowrite/ex_def.htm   (1406 words)

 Fascism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the broadest definitions of fascism may include every authoritarian state that has ever existed, most theorists see important distinctions to be made.
Fascism in Italy arose in the 1920s as a mixture of syndicalist notions with an anti-materialist theory of the state; the latter had already been linked to an extreme nationalism.
Fascism is associated by many scholars with one or more of the following characteristics: a very high degree of nationalism, economic corporatism, a powerful, dictatorial leader who portrays the nation, state or collective as superior to the individuals or groups composing it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fascism   (4761 words)

 Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In other words, you tell what it is, and you do this in a full enough sense so that a reader comes away with a useful understanding of the topic, and you yourself come away with a better understanding of it than you began with.
The answer is simple enough: When you use the definition mode, you have to choose another primary mode with which to carry or reveal the definition you're seeking.
If you are using the definition mode for the purpose of the final exam for this course, you would do best to choose a primary mode with which you are most comfortable.
www.odessa.edu /dept/english/mjordan/Definition.htm   (2465 words)

 SPACE.com -- Nine Planets Become 12 with Controversial New Definition
But the IAU draft resolution explaining the definition is more complex [Read the Draft Resolution], with caveats and suggestions and surprises that some astronomers think render the entire proposal unworkable.
In particular, this aspect was criticized: A pair of round objects that orbit around a point in space that is outside both objects—meaning the center of gravity (or barycenter) is between the two planets in space as with Pluto and Charon—would be called double planets.
Given all the nuances in the definition, a dozen other objects would be put on an IAU list of "candidate planets" which, upon further study, might bring the tally of planets in our solar system to 24.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/060816_planet_definition.html   (1519 words)

 Language and library specification - HaskellWiki
A number of conservative extensions to the base language Haskell 98 in the form of addenda to the language definition are under way.
These extensions strive to complement the base language in areas that have not been covered during the design of Haskell 98, but which are perceived to be of crucial importance in some application areas.
The definition of Haskell version 1.4 was finished in April 1997.
www.haskell.org /haskellwiki/Definition   (668 words)

 SPACE.com -- Definition of 'Planet' Expected in September
A decision is expected in September, but history suggests rewriting the textbooks could be more challenging than finding tiny new worlds at the edge of the solar system.
The hitch: These small objects are typically on wild, elongated orbits that stretch well above and below the main plane of the solar system where eight of the traditional planets travel (Pluto has a wild orbit, too, which is one reason many astronomers do not consider it a planet anymore).
But other astronomers say that if planethood is bestowed upon 2003 UB313, then several similar way-out bodies should gain the same status, and the number of planets in our solar system could ultimately climb into the thousands as search technology improves.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/060608_planet_definition.html   (955 words)

 Definition of Pollution Prevention
The exclusion of recycling from the official definition of pollution prevention activities has been a source of controversy.
A note of caut ion: the definitions provided here may not coincide in all cases with the meaning intended by some authors or sources.
Although the EPA's definition is perhaps the most widely known, others have defined pollution prevention to include recycling and reclamatio n activities (activities which Congress and the EPA specifically exclude).
www.umich.edu /~nppcpub/p2defined.html   (979 words)

 Application Development Trends - Gartner offers another Web services definition
Offering what it calls a common-sense definition with "wiggle room," Stamford, Conn.-based consulting firm Gartner Inc. (www.gartner.com) is advancing what it calls a "common frame of reference" for Web services.
He explained that the Gartner definition is more in line with the reality of how Web services are currently being used, including the fact that very few Web services implementations make any use of UDDI.
While admitting that Gartner's definition is "somewhat oversimplified," Andrews argued that it is a "worthwhile trade-off" because it covers the current range of Web service application development.
www.adtmag.com /article.asp?id=7675   (463 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - The Open Source Definition
We think the Open Source Definition captures what the great majority of the software community originally meant, and still mean, by the term "Open Source".
The indented, italicized sections below appear as annotations to the Open Source Definition (OSD) and are not a part of the OSD.
Origins: Bruce Perens wrote the first draft of this document as "The Debian Free Software Guidelines", and refined it using the comments of the Debian developers in a month-long e-mail conference in June, 1997.
www.opensource.org /docs/definition.php   (1347 words)

 definition - Wiktionary
Middle English diffinicioun, from middle French definition, from Latin definition-, definitio, from definire
the action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear: "the definition of a telescope", "her comic genius is beyond definition"
sharp demarcation of outlines or limits: "a jacket with distinct waist definition"
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/definition   (126 words)

 The Free Software Definition - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
We maintain this free software definition to show clearly what must be true about a particular software program for it to be considered free software.
Finally, note that criteria such as those stated in this free software definition require careful thought for their interpretation.
To decide whether a specific software license qualifies as a free software license, we judge it based on these criteria to determine whether it fits their spirit as well as the precise words.
www.gnu.org /philosophy/free-sw.html   (1473 words)

 Definition of "wearable computer" (Taken from Prof. Mann's Keynote speech of 1998 International Conference on Wearable ...
Definition of what is meant by the term wearable computer, e.g.
The arguments in favor of it go beyond human hygiene and water conservation, as proponents of the technology argue that it also reduces vandalism.
Their definition of vandalism has been broadened to include deliberately flooding a plumbing fixture, and deliberately leaving faucets running.
wearcam.org /wearcompdef.html   (3904 words)

 National Farmers Union › Definition
Current standards do not allow for the use of ultra-filtered milk, which is a highly concentrated product as the result of separation by filtration, commonly referred to as milk protein concentrates (MPC).
FDA is now proposing to amend the definition of “milk” and “nonfat milk” as it relates to approved ingredients in standardized cheese production.
Furthermore, a weakening in the definition of milk could hurt dairy farmers.
www.nfu.org /issues/agriculture-programs/dairy/definition   (282 words)

 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX). Definition of Aggression
Basing itself on the fact that one of the fundamental purposes of the United Nations is to maintain international peace and security and to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace,
Nothing in this Definition shall be construed as in any way enlarging or diminishing the scope of the Charter, including its provisions concerning cases in which the use of force is lawful.
Statements on the Definition are contained in paragraphs 9 and 10 of the report of the Sixth Committee (A/9890).
jurist.law.pitt.edu /3314.htm   (931 words)

 O'Reilly Radar > Web 2.0: Compact Definition?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Posted by: Johannes Ernst at October 1, 2005 09:27 PM That's a great definition, though it also seems that many people pushing various web technologies (AJAX) seem to think that's a Web 2.0 thing even though its been around for years.
Posted by: Gavin Bell at October 3, 2005 05:53 AM Tim O’Reilly’s definition of Web 2.0: “the network as platform” is very powerful.
Posted by: Andy Fitzhugh at October 3, 2005 11:15 AM This definition really helps to clarify what is different about Web 2.0 applications.
radar.oreilly.com /archives/2005/10/web_20_compact_definition.html   (2114 words)

 OneLook Reverse Dictionary
By now you may have used the standard search available from the home page, which shows you a list of definition links for any word you type in.
This is the reverse: Here we search our references for words that have definitions conceptually similar to the words you search for.
We urge you to click on a word to check its definition before using it in your Oscars acceptance speech or honors thesis.
www.onelook.com /reverse-dictionary.shtml   (372 words)

 CD Baby: AUDIMA: Definition
Audima is something very different (it occurs to us, as we listen to commercial radio): a band from Ann Arbor, Michigan who create and perform unique, thoughtful music using a wide palette of influence, including in the mix things that may sound like indie rock, or jazz, or folk..
The opening lines recall a time when the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist was living alone on Old Mission peninsula, storing the imagery in his mind for what would grow to be one of the best all-around albums to come out of Michigan in a very long time.
Jay Friend supplemented the guitar on four songs, while a few of the other songs took a more freeform jazz approach (for example, "a state of uncontrolled activity", enhanced by Takashi Iio's acoustic bass, or "a lack of systematic arrangement", aided by Todd Bauer's flugelhorn).
www.cdbaby.com /cd/audima   (902 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: New definition boots Pluto from exclusive planet club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The demotion of Pluto, decided Thursday during the IAU's general meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, capped a heated, two-year effort to settle on a definition for "planet," a word considered to have more cultural than scientific importance.
The only objects that meet that test, according to the IAU, are the so-called classical planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
The definition, which only applies to objects within the solar system and not to the growing list of planetlike orbs found circling other stars, didn't sit well with some scientists.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003224343_pluto25.html   (783 words)

 Multicultural Education Definition
Since its earliest conceptualizations in the 1960s, multicultural education has been transformed, refocused, reconceptualized, and in a constant state of evolution both in theory and in practice.
It is rare that any two classroom teachers or education scholars will have the same definition for multicultural education.
Multicultural education is a progressive approach for transforming education that holistically critiques and addresses current shortcomings, failings, and discriminatory practices in education.
www.edchange.org /multicultural/initial.html   (1384 words)

 Lists in HTML documents
element, generally consist of a series of term/definition pairs (although definition lists may have other applications).
Definition lists vary only slightly from other types of lists in that list items consist of two parts: a term and a description.
The rendering of a definition list also depends on the user agent.
www.w3.org /TR/REC-html40/struct/lists.html   (926 words)

 Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What 3 examples can you provide from the definition in the thesis statement?
Allow each member of the group to share his/her ideas.
Choose a topic from the list on the next slide and begin your draft of a definition essay.
academic.luzerne.edu /bpajka/definition.htm   (395 words)

 FSF - The Free Software Definition
Call for nominations for the 2006 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
Protest against ATI nearly led to the arrest of RMS
Plone and its visual design is Copyright © 2000-2006 by Alexander Limi, Alan Runyan, Vidar Andersen.
www.fsf.org /licensing/essays/free-sw.html   (1347 words)

 LEO The Definition Essay
Types of Definitions Traditionally Used in Definition Essays
Any combination of these traditional types of definitions can help clarify meaning for the reader of your definition essay:
Comparison: The unfamiliar may be defined by showing its likeness to the familiar or its difference from it.
leo.stcloudstate.edu /acadwrite/definition.html   (574 words)

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