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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
abacus

abacus

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
abduction

abduction

An inference process widely used in artificial intelligence, particularly in expert systems and rule-based systems. In diagnosis, for example, there may be a rule like “if measles then red spots” so ...
aberrant decoding

aberrant decoding

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Making sense of a message or text in terms of a different code from the one used to encode it (Eco). This can be the basis for cultural misunderstandings: for example, the hand gesture made by ...
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A Dictionary of Media and Communication

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2011
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Making sense of a *message or *text in terms of a different *code from the one used ...

abortion

abortion

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...
above-the-fold

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication

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Compare below-the-fold. ...

1. (print journalism) The top half of a newspaper, visible when folded in a vendor's rack—the place

above-the-line

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication

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1. A business model for creating mainstream *advertising, distributing it through *mass-media *channels, and charging ...

above-the-line

above-the-line

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A term which now has come to mean mass audience advertising and promotional campaigns—for example, to describe campaigns that are targeted at high volumes of consumers in a large number of countries ...
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

(1809–65)US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states helped precipitate ...

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