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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.



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.


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.)



Neuro-Associative Cybernetics
Neuro-Altruistic Conditioning.



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.

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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