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  • 1 adjustment — n. 1. Arrangement, adjusting, putting in order, putting in good trim, setting to rights, disposal. 2. Regulation, setting, putting right, state of regulation, good order, accurate arrangement. 3. Settlement, reconciliation, pacification,… …

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  • 2 History of Physics —     History of Physics     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► History of Physics     The subject will be treated under the following heads: I. A Glance at Ancient Physics; II. Science and Early Christian Scholars; III. A Glance at Arabian Physics; IV.… …

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  • 3 tragedy — /traj i dee/, n., pl. tragedies. 1. a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society …

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  • 4 Glasgow —    GLASGOW, a city, the seat of a university, and a sea port, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the Lower ward of the county of Lanark, and situated in longitude 4° 15 51 (W.), and latitude 55° 52 10 (N.), 23 miles (E. by S.) from Greenock …

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  • 5 Fortran language features — This is a comprehensive overview of features of the Fortran 95 language, the version supported by almost all existing Fortran compilers. Old features that have been superseded by new ones are not described few of those historic features are used… …

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  • 6 Virtue — • According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virtue     Virtue      …

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  • 7 rhetoric — /ret euhr ik/, n. 1. (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. 2. the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech. 3. the study of the effective… …

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  • 8 St. Francis of Assisi —     St. Francis of Assisi     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Francis of Assisi     Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181 or 1182 the exact year is uncertain; died there, 3 October, 1226.     His father, Pietro… …

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  • 9 Marcellus Formation — Stratigraphic range: Middle Devonian …

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  • 10 Whewell’s philosophy of science and ethics — Struan Jacobs ON SCIENCE Introduction Among the most prodigious of English minds of the nineteenth century, William Whewell (1794–1866) was at various times, and among other things, philosopher, intellectual historian, scientist, educationist,… …

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  • 11 Napoleon Bonaparte —     Napoleon I (Bonaparte)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Napoleon I (Bonaparte)     Emperor of the French, second son of Charles Marie Bonaparte and Maria Lætitia Ramolino, b. at Ajaccio, in Corsica, 15 August, 1769; d. on the Island of St.… …

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