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  • 1Ethereal being — Water nymph by John Collier, 1923. Ethereal beings, according to some belief systems and occult theories, are mystic entities that usually are not made of ordinary matter. Despite the fact that they are believed to be essentially incorporeal,… …

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  • 2tenable — a. Defensible, maintainable, capable of being held or defended …

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  • 3tenable — tenability, tenableness, n. tenably, adv. /ten euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute: a tenable theory. 2. capable of being occupied, possessed, held, or enjoyed, as under certain… …

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  • 4tenable — ten•a•ble [[t]ˈtɛn ə bəl[/t]] adj. capable of being held, maintained, or defended • Etymology: 1570–80; < F: that can be held =ten(ir) to hold (« L tenēre) + able able ten a•bil′i•ty, ten′a•ble•ness, n. ten′a•bly, adv …

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  • 5Tenable — Ten a*ble (t[e^]n [.a]*b l), a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir to hold, L. tenere. See {Thin}, and cf. {Continue}, {Continent}, {Entertain}, {Maintain}, {Tenant}, {Tent}.] Capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against an assailant or… …

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  • 6tenable — adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre more at thin Date: 1579 capable of being held, maintained, or defended ; defensible, reasonable • tenability noun • tenableness noun • tenably adverb …

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  • 7tenable — /ˈtɛnəbəl / (say tenuhbuhl) adjective capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or objection: a tenable theory. {French, from tenir, from Latin tenēre hold, keep} –tenability /tɛnəˈbɪləti/ (say tenuh biluhtee), tenableness …

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  • 8Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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  • 9international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 10United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 11Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 12Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …

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  • 13JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …

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  • 14education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 15United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 16arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 17Calendar of 1996 — ▪ 1997 JANUARY JANUARY 1       King Fahd cedes power       Still experiencing the effects of a stroke suffered in November 1995, Saudi Arabia s King Fahd, who also held the post of prime minister, ceded temporary power to Crown Prince Abdullah,… …

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  • 18Aristotle the philosopher of nature — David Furley 1 THE TREATISES ON NATURE The subject matter of the present chapter is what Aristotle has to say about the natural world the subject that in classical Greek is most accurately rendered as ta physika. But of course this includes many… …

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  • 19Mill, John Stuart: Ethics and politics — J.S.Mill Ethics and politics R.F.Khan ON LIBERTY John Stuart Mill’s mature views on ethics and politics are to be found in On Liberty (published in 1859), Utilitarianism (1861), Considerations on Representative Government (1861) and The… …

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  • 20Critique of Pure Reason — Part of a series on Immanuel …

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