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2015-04-23 23:02:39

Fourteen teams competed in the School Division of the 2015 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), a skills-based event that took place during last week's 2015 MRO Americas.

2015-04-23 23:02:24

National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Gathers Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Students Washington, DC (PRWEB) April

2015-04-23 23:01:24

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has awarded $1.2 Million to the SAE Foundation in support of its efforts to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through SAE

2015-04-23 23:00:40

17th Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala: April 30, 2015 5 pm -9 pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 Athena

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IRVING, Texas, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters held the 36(th) Annual Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth this past weekend, where the top restaurants and

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SEATTLE, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions

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Fair showcasing student innovation hosted by the California Science Center LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 of the state's top middle and high school students

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PRINCETON, N.J., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's leading non-profit assessment and research organization, has been recognized by

2015-04-23 16:35:21

Need for Test Prep Accessibility for Native Spanish Speakers, Rural Students and Adults in Correctional Facilities Drives Two New Adult Education Solutions NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-23 16:30:19

Public-private partnership will bring GoNoodle Fitness Technology to 65 city elementary schools CHICAGO, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health today announced a partnership


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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