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2015-05-21 12:24:46

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grades of Green, an environmental education nonprofit, is pleased

2015-05-21 12:24:44

Grant Will Support Upgrades to Campus Energy Center PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $2 million grant through Pennsylvania's Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) program

2015-05-21 08:38:58

Nearly 70 Percent Report Tech Issues While In School NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 75 percent of high school and college graduates are expecting a gift upon their

nature and nurture
2015-05-21 09:01:47

The extent to which our traits and behavior are affected by either genetic or environmental factors - “nature or nurture” - is a prominent question not only for science but in moral and political debate, too. A major new study has attempted to answer it, and the scores are very close.

2015-05-21 08:33:03

- Bayer continues to emphasize the importance of open client communication for pet owners SHAWNEE, Kan., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health today announced

2015-05-21 08:30:11

Three Condensed Sessions (June 8, June 29, July 7) Provide a Flexible, Affordable and Interactive Way to Learn US History! NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, A+E Network®'s

2015-05-21 08:29:11

South Kitsap School District selects Hellas Construction as Design-Build Partner PORT ORCHARD, Wash/, May.

2015-05-21 08:27:55

First of its kind App brings Essential Skills to the forefront of Trades and Technology Careers OTTAWA, May 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Skills/Competences

2015-05-21 08:21:14

Past grant recipients have contributed thousands of hours of families learning together and service to communities LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Toyota and the National

2015-05-20 23:09:52

CenturyLink and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations announced 25 winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teacher and Technology grant program.


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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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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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