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Air Force Combat Organizations: Strategic Air Forces

Air Force Combat Organizations: Strategic Air Forces  

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First introduced as auxiliaries in support of ground and naval forces, aircraft offered a potential technological solution to the problems of warfare in the industrial age. Aerial forces could fly ...
Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville  

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(1805–59)An early French sociologist who travelled to the United States between 1831 and 1832 to observe democracy at work. His classic work Democracy in America (1835–40) identifies within ...
authors — doctors as

authors — doctors as  

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In 1936, Lord Moynihan of Leeds (1865–1936), a famous surgeon, gave a Linacre lecture, published the same year and republished in 1983. He called his lecture: Truants — the story ...
AWACs and E-3S

AWACs and E-3S  

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The AWACS—for Airborne Warning and Control System—is a specialized military aircraft intended for long‐range air surveillance and control. Development of the AWACS—more specifically known as the ...
Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland  

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A major naval battle in the First World War, fought between the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea west of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Although the ...
Battle of Svensksund

Battle of Svensksund  

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Oared warfare is usually associated with the Mediterranean, and it is often supposed to have ceased to be important after the Battle of Lepanto (Greece) in 1571. However, galleys were ...
Careers in the Military

Careers in the Military  

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Since the early 1780s, careers in the American military have been varied and demanding. Over the last 200 years, the requirements of the military to be variously a constabulary, combatant ...
code

code  

1 A numerical and/or alphabetical system for organizing and classifying information and data.2 A formal statement of acceptable ways for members of a defined professional group to behave, i.e., a ...
coding and Decoding

coding and Decoding  

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The process of encrypting messages in code or cipher for transmission and decrypting by authorized persons of such messages at the receiving end. The decrypting of code or cipher messages by ...
combat Support

combat Support  

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Fire support and operational assistance provided to combat elements, including artillery, air defense artillery, engineer, military police, signal, and military intelligence support.
common sense

common sense  

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Media studies
In early modern writing (e.g. Descartes) the faculty responsible for coordinating the deliveries of the different senses. In this meaning the objects of common sense are the ‘common sensibles’, i.e. ...
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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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2,017 words

The etymology of communication (Latin, communicare, to share material goods or ideas, meanings, information) indicates some form of transfer

Communication

Communication   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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8,101 words

Commonly defined as the transmission or exchange of ideas, communication relates to rhetoric in various small and large ways. Communication

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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4,104 words

In parallel with the tremendous bio-technologic revolution that has been the centerpiece of medicine in the 20th century, communication in

communication

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
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History, Regional and National History
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660 words

As a central organizing concept in the study of society, communication asks how ways of life are shared and how

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

Any imparting or exchange of information between two or more people. Communication may be verbal, non-verbal, intentional, or unintentional. See also ...

communication

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
1 the imparting or exchanging of information or news: direct communication between the two countries will produce greater understanding 2... ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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175 words

The act of meaning something, of conveying a propositional attitude (belief, desire, intention, regret, etc.) to an audience, by linguistic

communication design

communication design  

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An emergent field of disparate specialisms sharing a common concern for matching design features and media to different target audiences, contexts, and functions. It spans such areas as: advertising, ...
communication in the scientific community

communication in the scientific community   Reference library

Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

The deeply social endeavors of science and technology are held together by communication that is both cooperative and competitive. To

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