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process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience apperception
emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially artificial respiration
mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it assembly line , line , production line
process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others attending , attention
construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished attribute , dimension , property
financial means whereby one lives bread and butter , keep , livelihood , living , support , sustenance
phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago butterfly effect
electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored capacitance , capacity , electrical capacity
process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field capture
comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy case , causa , cause , lawsuit , suit
metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs cellular respiration , internal respiration , respiration
social process whereby societies achieve civilization civilisation , civilization
process whereby water particles become visible in the sky clouding , clouding up
interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other complementarity
any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration conciliation
(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams condensation
(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the Coriolis effect
custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child couvade
process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process) cracking
process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties dealignment
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