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calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained base , basis , cornerstone , foundation , fundament , groundwork
British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810) Cavendish , Henry Cavendish
correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test; taken as an indication of the reliability of the test chance-half correlation , split-half correlation
interest calculated on both the principal and the accrued interest compound interest
entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone conformational entropy
reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket deduction , tax deduction , tax write-off
circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal delay line
attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack diversion , diversionary attack
(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched earned run average , ERA
measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted GPA , grade point average
rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis inflation rate , rate of inflation
expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities life expectancy
deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage) mind game
arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated minus , subtraction
unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost paper loss
unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price paper profit
someone who behaves in a manner calculated to impress or mislead others posturer
original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated principal
person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government propagandist
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