CPER: explanation of abbreviations, prefixes (English, Greek, Latin) and acronyms concerning overall site.
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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".)
Ad = "At", "Regarding", "With regard to".
is the abbreviation for the imperative singular form of the Latin
chp. = "Chapter".
is a section of a book or a group of lessons in
example: 'chp.5' means 'Chapter 5'.
CSRS = Cybernetic Survival / Reproduction Strategies.
DNA = Deoxyribonucleic acid.
DNA is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.
e.g. = "for example", "for instance", "example given".
Abbreviation of Latin exemplī grātiā.
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".
etc. = "and so forth", "and so on" .
From Latin etcetera or et cetera meaning: 'and other' or 'and other things'.
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'.
i.e. = "that is".
From Latin id est.
= multiple choice question.
= mcq - multiple answers.
= mcq - matching (text).
= mcq - numerical.
= mcq - true/false.
(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.)
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".
NMB = Natural Motives of Beauty.
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”.
pg. = page .
A page within a lesson.
qnr = questionnaire.
questionnaire is a survey using a variety of question types, for
the purpose of gathering data.
qst = question.
A question can be part of a lesson, quiz, or questionnaire.
Also see: mcq (= multiple choice question).
= Ribonucleic acid.
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).
Semi- = "half", sometimes meaning
The prefix semi- is derived from the Latin word semi, meaning "half".
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.
TOC = Table Of Contents.
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
viz. = "namely", "in other words ".
The term viz. is derived from the Latin word videlicet meaning "that is", "namely".
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".