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  • 1 suspended animation — noun a) A temporary cessation of breathing and consciousness resembling death; often the result of asphyxia. b) The deliberate slowing of the bodys functions, sometimes by the use of cryonics, on long …

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  • 2 suspended animation — noun a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑physical condition, ↑physiological state, ↑physiological condition • Hyponyms: ↑anabiosis …

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  • 3 Neural correlates of consciousness — The Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) constitute the smallest set of neural events and structures sufficient for a given conscious percept or explicit memory. This case involves synchronized action potentials in neocortical pyramidal… …

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  • 4 sleep — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. slumber, somnolence, nap, doze, drowse, rest, repose; coma; hypnosis. v. i. slumber, repose, doze, nap; be dead or dormant. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slumber, doze, nap, rest, repose, sound sleep, deep… …

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  • 5 anaesthesia — n.; (also anaesthesis) (Med.) Insensibility (as that produced by the inhalation of sulphuric ether, chloroform, etc.), unconsciousness of pain, suspended sensibility, suspended consciousness …

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  • 6 slumber — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sleep, nap, doze, quiescence. See repose. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sleep, repose, nap, doze; see rest 1 , sleep . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. rest, *snooze, *shut eye, land of Nod. see sleep …

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  • 7 shuteye — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. The natural recurring condition of suspended consciousness by which the body rests: sleep, slumber. Idioms: land of Nod, the arms of Morpheus. See AWARENESS …

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  • 8 NIGHT PRAYER — (Heb. קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע עַל הַמִּטָּה, Keri at Shema al ha Mittah; the reading of the shema on retiring, lit. on the bed ), a prayer recited before retiring for the night. The custom to pray before going to sleep reflects man s need for protection… …

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  • 9 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 10 HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …

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  • 11 education — /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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  • 12 japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 13 Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 14 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …

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  • 15 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 16 Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

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  • 17 List of doping cases in cycling — The following is an incomplete list of doping cases in cycling, where doping means use of physiological substances or abnormal method to obtain an artificial increase of performance . It is neither a list of shame nor a list of illegality, as the …

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  • 18 Life extension — refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging. Average lifespan is determined by vulnerability to accidents and age related afflictions such as cancer or… …

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  • 19 Germany — /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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  • 20 South Africa — Republic of, a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 42,327,458; 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Formerly, Union of South Africa. * * * South Africa Introduction South Africa… …

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