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India

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

NATO phonetic alphabet

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...phonetic alphabet n . The standard list of words used to identify letters of the alphabet unambiguously in police and maritime communications, air traffic control, and military contexts: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu. [Named after NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which standardized...

dhat

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... n. A culture-bound syndrome found in India, where there is another similar syndrome called jiryan , and Sri Lanka, where a syndrome resembling dhat is called sukra prameha , characterized by severe anxiety , together with hypochondria focused on concerns about weakness and exhaustion, attributed to excessive discharge of semen by both men and women (also believed to secrete semen), and whitish discolouration of urine interpreted as semen loss. Also written dhatu . Compare shen-k’uei . [From Hindi dhatura a plant with strongly narcotic...

intrusion

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...sound, especially in allegro speech , between two syllables, neither of which contains the sound when the syllable is spoken in isolation, or the letter representing it in that position, such as the /r/ often heard in such phrases as the idea ( r ) of it, law ( r ) and order, India ( r ) and Pakistan, visa ( r ) application , and the Shah ( r ) of Iran . Compare linking r . intrusive adj...

koro

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...A less common female variant of the syndrome, focused on fear of the nipples or vulva retracting, is also recognized. Also called shook yong, shuk yang, suk yeong , or suo yang in Chinese-speaking areas, rok-joo in Thailand, and jinjinia bemar or jinjin in north-eastern India. [From Malay koro to...

animism

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...desires and intentions to plants, inanimate objects, or natural phenomena. The term was first used in this sense by the British social anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Tylor ( 1832–1917 ) in his book Primitive Culture ( 1871 ) to describe the beliefs of the ‘ruder tribes’ of India, who believed, for example, that the sun shines in order to provide warmth. Although the French anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl ( 1857–1939 ) criticized such usage in 1910 in his book Les Fonctions Mentales dans les Sociétés Inférieures (translated into English under the...

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