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accession

accession  

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N.1 The formal agreement of a country to an international treaty. The term is applied to the agreement of a country to become a member state of the European Union. Member states accede to the Treaty ...
adoption

adoption  

In the heroic monomyth, the divine child is often adopted by menials or animals after being abandoned or threatened in some way. Oedipus, Sigurd (Siegfried), Krishna, Cybele, and Romulus and Remus ...
African mythology

African mythology  

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As in the case of Asian or European mythology, to speak of African mythology is to speak of many mythologies, reflecting the understandings and priorities of various social groups, tribes ...
Agricultural techniques

Agricultural techniques  

Between the 10th and the 12th c., the diet of European man became essentially a cereal one, and agricultural techniques were primarily intended for “corn”. The tools were multi-purpose and ...
agricultural technology

agricultural technology  

Broadly defined, agricultural technology involves the production, processing, and marketing of a constellation of edible and non-edible commodities produced on farms. These commodities ranged from ...
ahimsa

ahimsa  

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In the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist tradition, respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others. The word comes from Sanskrit, from a ‘non-, without’ + hiṃsā ‘violence’.
Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace  

(1823–1913)British naturalist, who in 1848 went on an expedition to the Amazon, and in 1854 travelled to the Malay Archipelago. There he noticed the differences between the animals of Asia and ...
alternation of generations

alternation of generations  

Reproductive cycles in which a haploid phase alternates with a diploid phase. In mosses and vascular plants, the haploid phase is the gametophyte, the diploid the sporophyte.
anatomy

anatomy  

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The study of the structure of living organisms, especially of their internal parts by means of dissection and microscopical examination. Compare morphology.
animal

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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2,184 words

Allegorical depictions of animals in artworks, fables, and myths have produced a global archive of folkloric wisdom, ranging in subjects

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Living organism of the animal kingdom, usually distinguishable from members of the plant kingdom by its power of locomotion (at

animal

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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Although in its widest sense the term ‘animal’, as contrasted with vegetable and mineral, includes mankind, in common usage the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel ... More
animal community

animal community  

The characteristic assemblage of animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.
animal finds in the east and west

animal finds in the east and west  

Archaeozoology reveals both sacred and secular human-animal relationships, adding scientific evidence to written and pictorial sources. Most finds represent opportunistic exploitation of cattle, ...
Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry  

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Concerned not only with ‘domestic animals,’ but also bees and silkworms. Throughout the MA, animals for the most part were allowed to wander free; thus horses, for example, were often ...
animal law

animal law  

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A specialised academic law subject and practice area popular in the USA and growing elsewhere. The way the law regulates human–animal interactions can be studied from many angles; course content ...
animal rights

animal rights  

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The belief that animals have rights similar to those afforded to humans, and that those right need to be respected and protected.
animalism

animalism  

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The problem of personal identity emerges from two incontrovertible facts about entities of our kind. First, each of us came into existence at some point in the past, each of ...
Animals

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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2005
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
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The Metazoa (equals animals) is one of the great kingdoms of life. Estimates of the current numbers of living animal

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