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  • 21incongruity — in•con•gru•i•ty [[t]ˌɪn kənˈgru ɪ ti, kəŋ [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being incongruous 2) something incongruous • Etymology: 1525–35; < LL …

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  • 22incongruity — /ɪnkɒŋˈgruəti/ (say inkong groohuhtee) noun (plural incongruities) 1. the quality of being incongruous. 2. something incongruous …

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  • 23incongruity — noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate • Syn: ↑incongruousness • Ant: ↑congruousness (for: ↑incongruousness), ↑congruity • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 24Incongruities — Incongruity In con*gru i*ty, n.; pl. {Incongruities}. [Pref. in not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being incongruous; lack of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 25irony of fate — incongruity between what is expected in life and the actual outcome …

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  • 26Humour — Hilarity redirects here. For the U.S. Navy ship, see USS Hilarity (AM 241). Hilarious redirects here. For the stand up special by Louis C.K., see Hilarious (album). For other uses, see Humour (disambiguation). Smiling can imply a sense of humour… …

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  • 27Theories of humor — are attempts to explain what causes people to perceive humor in things, events or texts. A closely related topic is the theories of laughter.uperiority theoryThe superiority theory of humor traces back to Plato and Aristotle, and Thomas Hobbes… …

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  • 28Irony — Ironic redirects here. For the song, see Ironic (song). For other uses, see irony (disambiguation). A Stop sign ironically defaced with a beseechment not to deface stop signs Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation… …

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  • 29Surreal humour — Surrealism Surrealist Manifesto Surrealist cinema Surrealist music Surrealist techniques Surreal humour is a form of humour based on violations of causal reasoning with events and behaviours that are logically incongruent. Constructions of… …

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  • 30Derivation of the Routh array — The Routh array is a tabular method permitting one to establish the stability of a system using only the coefficients of the characteristic polynomial. Central to the field of control systems design, the Routh–Hurwitz theorem and Routh array… …

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  • 31irony — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirōnia, from eirōn dissembler Date: 1502 1. a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit… …

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  • 32Napoleon (coin) — The Napoleon is the colloquial term for a former French gold coin. The coins were minted (at various times) in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 40, 50 and 100francs. This …

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  • 33Chris Argyris — Born July 16, 1923 (1923 07 16) (age 88) Newark, New Jersey Occupation Academic – Management Chris Argyris (born July 16, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA) is an American business theorist, Professor Eme …

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  • 34Distal radius fracture — Classification and external resources Colles fracture on X ray. ICD 10 S52.5 …

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  • 35Elbow dysplasia — This article pertains to elbow dysplasia in the dog. Elbow dysplasia is a condition involving multiple developmental abnormalities of the elbow joint. It is a common condition of certain breeds of dogs. Most developmental elbow abnormalities are… …

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  • 36Salience (communication) — Salience is the state or condition of being prominent. The Oxford English Dictionary defines salience as most noticeable or important. The concept is discussed in communication, sociology, psychology, and political science. It has been studied… …

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  • 37Mecanismos de aislamiento reproductivo — Los pinzones de Darwin son catorce especies de aves descubiertas por Charles Darwin en las islas Gal …

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  • 38comedy — comedial /keuh mee dee euhl/, adj. /kom i dee/, n., pl. comedies. 1. a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance,… …

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  • 39irony — irony1 /uy reuh nee, uy euhr /, n., pl. ironies. 1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, How nice! when I said I had to work all weekend. 2. Literature. a. a technique of… …

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  • 40laughter — We laugh at things that are laughable, but also laugh exultantly at a success, or bitterly at a failure, or at the unexpected or even the typical. We may even laugh but not at anything with pure joy, or nervousness, or embarrassment, or merely… …

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