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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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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. ...
communication design

communication design  

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Media studies
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 science

communication science  

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Media studies
An influential social scientific approach to the study of both mass and interpersonal communication, originating in the USA in the 1950s. It draws primarily on psychology, sociology, and political ...
communicationism

communicationism  

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Media studies
Pejorative term for reducing complex issues to matters of communication (narrowly conceived): a form of reductionism.
computer-mediated communication

computer-mediated communication  

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Linguistics
Those technologies used for communication where the computer plays a major part. It includes newsgroups, chat rooms, email, and computer-mediated conferencing. Often abbreviated to CMC.
conflict of interest

conflict of interest  

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(in medical ethics) the situation in which a health professional is subject to potential or actual pressures that may conflict with his or her obligation to promote the best interests of the patient ...
content message

content message  

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Media studies
A primarily informational message, typically intended to be explicit, literal, and unambiguous and reflecting an instrumental communication style. See also informational communication; instrumental ...
context

context  

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Media studies
1. Most broadly, any frame of reference or framework within which something is perceived, produced, consumed, communicated, interpreted, or otherwise experienced, or which is seen as relevant to the ...
Contingency and Probability

Contingency and Probability  

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Linguistics
For Aristotle (384–322 bce), the contingent is the unproblematic scene of rhetoric. This Aristotelian connection between the scene and agency (or practice), originally put into play to blunt Plato's ...
conversation

conversation  

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Linguistics
Comprises both verbal and non‐verbal face‐to‐face interaction. It is useful to distinguish “natural” conversation from a variety of “contrived” forms of conversation.Natural conversation, the ...

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