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a.k.a.

a.k.a. = also known as ...

A.k.a. is used to introduce synonyms, pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, maiden names, etc. (Compare f.k.a. for "formerly known as".)

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Ad

Ad = "At", "Regarding", "With regard to".

From Latin ad.
ad- (preposition and prefix): to, toward, at, about.
Cognate with at.

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B

BMC

BMC =
Bio-Mental Cybernetics
or
Bio-Mental Conditioning
or
Bio-Mental Cybergenetics
or
Body-Mind Cybernetics.

The category named 'Bio-Mental Cybernetics' (BMC) contains possible knowledge about the underlying mechanism of certain (circular) cause-effect phenomena that emerged during evolution to give rise to brain processes with regard to kinetics (body movement), emotions (feelings) and cognitions (thought).

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C

cf.

cf. is the abbreviation for the imperative singular form of the Latin word confer.
In English it commonly is read aloud as "compare".
Its meaning in that context is "consult", and the intention is to draw attention to other material or ideas that may provide either similar or contrasting arguments or information.

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chp.

chp. = "Chapter".

This is a section of a book or a group of lessons in a course.
A Chapter is sometimes called: Topic.

For example:  'chp.5' means 'Chapter 5'.
Also used: 'ch.' .

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CPER

CPER =
Centre for Progressive Evolution of Reality
or
Cybernetic Progressive Evolution of Reality
or
Cosmic Progressive Evolution of Reality.

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CSRS

CSRS = Cybernetic Survival / Reproduction Strategies.

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D

DNA

DNA = Deoxyribonucleic acid.

DNA is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.

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E

e.g.

e.g. = "for example", "for instance", "example given".

Abbreviation of Latin exemplī grātiā.

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epi-

Epi = "over, outside of, around, on top of".

Epi- is used as a prefix before some English words.

The prefix epi- is derived from the ancient Greek word epi (επί-) meaning "over, outside of, around, on top of".

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etc.

etc. = "and so forth", "and so on" .

From Latin etcetera or et cetera meaning: 'and other' or 'and other things'.

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F

Fig.

Fig. = Figure .

A figure is a graphical illustration in the form of: a digital picture, schema, graph, cartoon or a photo.

The English term figure is derived from the Latin word figūra meaning 'shape'.

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I

i.e.

i.e. = "that is".

From Latin id est.

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M

mcq

mcq = multiple choice question.
A multiple choice question allows the student to select a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list, by clicking on the appropriate radio-buttons.

Variations:

mcq-ma = mcq - multiple answers.
This form of mcq lets the student choose several correct responses: The student may tick the checkbox before all answers that he/she believes to be correct.

mcq-mt = mcq - matching (text).
With a matching question, the answer to each of a number of sub-questions must be selected by the student from a dropdown list of possibilities (displayed as text).

mcq-n = mcq - numerical.
In a numerical question the student will see several possible answers starting with a number. In this case the student enters the correct number in the input field.

mcq-tf = mcq - true/false.
A true/false question allows the student to select one response from a pre-defined list of two options, such as:

  • True or False.
  • Yes or No.
  • 1 or 0.
  • Good or Bad.

(Logically speaking, "true" is related to 1 and "false" to 0, but this is not always the case with Good and Bad: in the 'real world' the moral statements "good" or "bad" are not per se the same as the logical parameters 1 or 0. For the sake of simplicity, we will use: good = 1 and bad = 0.)

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N

NAC

NAC =
Neuro-Associative Cybernetics
or
Neuro-Altruistic Conditioning.

 

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NB

NB = Nota Bene = "Be aware of ..." , "Please note that ...", "Pay attention" or "Take notice".

Nota bene comes from the Latin roots notāre, meaning "to note" and bene meaning "well".

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NMB

NMB = Natural Motives of Beauty.

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P

para-

Para- = "along side", "next to", or "contra-".

Para- is used as a prefix before many English words.

The prefix para is derived from the ancient Greek word pará (παρά) meaning “beside; next to, near, from; against, contrary to”.

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pg.

pg. = page .

A page within a lesson.

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Q

qnr

qnr = questionnaire.

A questionnaire is a survey using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data.
It can be used as a lesson exercise, or in an exam module.

Pictogram: Questionnaire

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qst

qst = question.

A question can be part of a lesson, quiz, or questionnaire.

Also see: mcq (= multiple choice question).

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R

RNA

RNA = Ribonucleic acid.
RNA is a polymeric molecule that is implicated in a varied sort of biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.

 

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S

sai

sai - short answer interrogation.

(sai = saq = short answer questioning.)

A short answer interrogation allows a response of one or a few words, that is automatically graded by comparing against various model answers. NB: the answer that you type in the input field, must be English words (because of embedded literal-phrase-matching functionality).

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semi-

Semi- = "half", sometimes meaning “partially”, “incompletely” or “somewhat”.

Semi- is used as a prefix before many English words.

The prefix semi- is derived from the Latin word semi, meaning "half".

 

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SIP

SIP = Self Improvement Program(ming).

The Self Improvement Program contains knowledge and exercises to program your emotions, thoughts and beliefs in such a way that you will improve the health of your body and mind. It is a form of personal skills training. It uses skills from the area of: language and communication training, intelligence amplification, goal formulation, mind change techniques, stress management.

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T

TOC

TOC = Table Of Contents.

A Table of Contents of a lesson displays a numbered list of referrals (hyperlinks) to all pages within that lesson. These pages match important headers or titles in the order of discussion.
Below the TOC may be some extra data about the lesson.

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V

viz.

viz. = "namely", "in other words ".

The term viz. is derived from the Latin word videlicet meaning "that is", "namely".

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vs.

vs. = 'versus'.

The proposition vs. is short for 'versus', meaning: "against" or "in opposition to";  "as opposed to" or "in contrast with".

The term versus. originates from the Latin word versus that means: "turned in the direction of", "opposite". This word is derived from the Latin verb vertere meaning "to turn".

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