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active audience theory

active audience theory  

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The view (particularly associated with mass-media usage) that the audiences are not merely passive receptacles for imposed meanings (see hypodermic model) but rather individual audience members who ...
affect

affect  

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1. v. To have an effect on (‘it affected me’).2. n. The subjective or evaluative dimension in human experience (see also evaluation; subjectivity). (psychology) Emotion or feeling, mood, or desire ...
affective meaning

affective meaning  

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Compare ideational meaning.1. (expressive meaning) The personal feelings expressed by a speaker or writer.2. (attitudinal meaning) The personal feelings, attitudes, or values of an author or speaker ...
Analytic Aesthetics

Analytic Aesthetics  

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Philosophy
For examples of the types of entries characteristic of Analytic Aesthetics, which is derived from twentieth-century Anglo-American philosophy (and which is often contrasted with Continental ...
Appreciation

Appreciation  

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Philosophy
The term appreciation is used in literary and art criticism for the act apprehending a work of art with enjoyment. In art theory and literary theory, the concept of appreciation ...
Art Market

Art Market  

Before offering an account of its historical development, it is first necessary to define what is meant by art market. An art market differs from the situation in which art ...
canon

canon  

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Literature
A body of approved works, comprising either (i) writings genuinely considered to be those of a given author; or (ii) writings considered to represent the best standards of a given literary ...
cluster analysis

cluster analysis  

A method for identifying data items that closely resemble one another, assembling them into clusters. A number of characteristics are measured for each of several items (which might be, for example, ...
colour balance

colour balance  

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Media studies
(photography) The subjective evaluation of a lack or predominance of particular colours in an image or print compared to what the photographer saw (or would expect to see) with the naked eye.
comprehension

comprehension  

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1. Broadly, the mental processes involved in making sense of any communication.2. (literal comprehension) Ascribing plausible meanings to message elements and understanding their denotation. See also ...
deliver

deliver  

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Commonly and increasingly used as an alternative to ‘teach’ to describe what teachers do. It is not, however, quite synonymous with ‘teach’ since its metaphorical roots suggest a process in which ...
denotation

denotation  

1 The explicit dictionary meaning of a word or expression, with reference to the entity or thing that the word designates. This meaning should be carefully distinguished from sense 2. See also ...
desk-based assessment

desk-based assessment  

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Archaeology
[Te]A systematic review of the archaeological resources within a defined geographical area based on researches of extant records, accounts, publications, aerial photographs, archives, gazetteers, ...
emotion

emotion  

(i-moh-shŏn)a state of arousal that can be experienced as pleasant or unpleasant. Emotions can have three components: for example, fear can involve an unpleasant subjective experience, an increase in ...
fact

fact  

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Philosophy
Fact is stranger than fiction an alliterative version of truth is stranger than fiction; saying recorded from the mid 19th century.a fact of life something that must be accepted and cannot be ...
factual

factual  

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1. As opposed to fictional, relating to the real world (see also fiction); as in factual genres.2. As opposed to evaluative or interpretive, relating to what is objectively true: see also evaluation; ...
folk psychology

folk psychology  

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Philosophy
*Common-sense assumptions, principles, and beliefs within a culture on which people draw and to which they refer in seeking to account for aspects of behaviour encountered in everyday life or ...
George Dickie

George Dickie  

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Philosophy
(b. 1926), contemporary American philosopher specializing in aesthetics.Since the early 1960s Dickie has made numerous important contributions to the philosophy of art. Among the most influential of ...
impression formation

impression formation  

The rapid creation of a unified perception or understanding of the character or personality of another person on the basis of a large number of diverse characteristics. One of the main problems in ...
information science

information science  

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The systematic study of information in all its forms, including its collection, storage, retrieval, classification, manipulation, dissemination, and evaluation.

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