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indifference interval

A time interval that, according to Vierordt's law, is neither systematically overestimated nor systematically underestimated, usually found by experiment to be in the region of 0.7 second, ...

indifference interval

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... interval n . A time interval that, according to Vierordt's law , is neither systematically overestimated nor systematically underestimated, usually found by experiment to be in the region of 0.7 second, though varying from one person to another and from one occasion to...

indifference interval

indifference interval  

A time interval that, according to Vierordt's law, is neither systematically overestimated nor systematically underestimated, usually found by experiment to be in the region of 0.7 second, though ...
Job

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James L. Crenshaw and James L. Crenshaw

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...in insult (his friends blow wind; the noun hebel in v. 12 , as well as the verb from the same root, h-b-l , means ‘breath’, hence lit. ‘breathes a breath,’ blows wind). Between these sharp barbs rest rhetorical questions that emphasize God's arbitrary power and complete indifference to sinners by God and to God by them. There, too, is a promise to instruct the friends more fully about God's actions. ( 27:13–23 ) The opening verse, which repeats Zophar's conclusion in 20:29 , signals the imitative quality of this unit. Job appears to say that he can make...

Acts

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Loveday Alexander and Loveday Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...the Jewish community. This is almost certainly a correct perception for the period Luke is describing; Suetonius' account of Claudius' expulsion of the Jews ( acts 18:2 ) shows that a Roman writer could still make the same assumption in the second century. Gallio's studied indifference ( v. 17 ) is not a particularly good advertisement for Roman justice, but it does make the point dramatically that the dispute over the messianist interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures was not something with which the Roman authorities needed to be concerned. ( 18:18–23 )...

Vierordt's law

Vierordt's law  

The proposition that short time intervals tend to be overestimated and long ones underestimated, the indifference interval being the intermediate length that is neither overestimated nor ...
Compensation

Compensation  

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Essay by Emerson, published in Essays, First Series (1841); also, a poem by Emerson, published the same year.The idea of compensation is implicit in Emerson's thought, and involves his concept of the ...
Vierordt’s law

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...law n . The proposition that short time intervals tend to be overestimated and long ones underestimated, the indifference interval being the intermediate length that is neither overestimated nor underestimated, usually found by experiment to be in the region of 0.7 second. [Named after the German physiologist Karl von Vierordt ( 1818–84 ) who formulated it in 1868...

Compensation

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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212 words

...above our will by the law of nature…. Our strength grows out of our weakness.” But the author does not counsel indifference. “Under all this running sea of circumstance …lies the aboriginal abyss of real Being.” Wisdom and virtue involve no penalty, but are qualities of being; “in a virtuous action, I properly am. ” The individual, trusting instinct, acts in accord with a divinely balanced justice, and “the changes which break up at short intervals the prosperity of men, are advertisements of a nature whose law is...

Church of England

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Robert Newsom

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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801 words

...the High Church views of the Oxford Movement and is perhaps Dickens's most outspoken attack on conservative Anglicanism. Ironically likening the students of Oxford to the children employed in mines and factories, he finds them ‘reduced to such a melancholy state of apathy and indifference as to be willing to sign anything, without asking what it is, or knowing what it means … to the extent of nine-and-thirty articles at once’. In the manuscript, Dickens had added after the reference to the Thirty-Nine Articles, ‘every one of which shall contradict the other’....

nursery food

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Tom Jaine

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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... pudding and other pappy sweets. But the tendency is older. The French chef Louis Eustache Ude ( 1828 ) , while profitably employed by the English aristocracy, deplored the pernicious effect of English fog, the unremitting hostility of English doctors to good eating, and the indifference of English women to fine food. ‘The ladies of England,’ he wrote, ‘are unfavourably disposed to our art; yet I find no difficulty in assigning the cause of it. It is particularly the case with them (and indeed it is so in some measure with our own sex) that they are not...

Jurimetrics

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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2007
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Law
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2,108 words
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... any postulated ranking, and at any precisely postulated set of mathematical intervals. A scale derived from scalogram rankings can be precisely identified; but so can a scale derived from the Justices' shoe sizes or telephone numbers. Fifthly, if any set of rankings and intervals derived from a cumulative scale can be precisely located in a six-dimensional space, it is also unsurprising and insignificant that a reasonably good approximation of the same set of rankings and intervals can be located in a space of lesser dimensionality, such as a two- or...

Epidemics

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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1,412 words

...cough, and measles have ceased to threaten us—so much so that health authorities now warn of public apathy towards immunisation against preventable infections. Amid the emergence of alarming new diseases, bacterial as well as viral, and the waning efficacy of antibiotics, such indifference seems at once a reflection and a betrayal of medicine's achievements in the twentieth century. Anthea...

Bowley, Arthur Lyon

Bowley, Arthur Lyon (1869–1869)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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2010
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Social sciences, Economics
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2,739 words

...v). At the time of writing, mathematical economics was in its infancy. The main achievement of the Groundwork was to promote the value of mathematical economics, and to elucidate and make known certain concepts best approached through the use of mathematics. For example, the indifference curve, the contract curve, and the derivation of properties of the demand curve, all appear in the first chapter alone. In his treatment of duopoly he introduced both the reaction curve and the concept of conjectural variations. Bowley, quite typically, is concerned with the...

Scholasticism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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2,490 words

...writings of Augustine, which became readily available at the end of the first decade of the sixteenth century. The Reformation Attitude toward Scholasticism The predominant attitude within the early Reformation toward Scholasticism can perhaps best be described as a studied indifference. This attitude, which mirrors that of Renaissance humanism in general, treats the movement as something not worthy of being taken seriously. Reformers sympathetic to the Renaissance outlook—such as Philipp Melanchthon , Huldrych Zwingli , and Vadian—are generally dismissive...

Handel, George Frideric

Handel, George Frideric (23 Feb. 1685)   Reference library

Peter Lynan

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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2,621 words

... Saul , and Israel . But in spite of the attractions of oratorio, the public reaction to Handel's works still varied, and Handel himself was not yet ready to abandon opera. He returned to it for the last time in 1740 with Imeneo and Deidamia , but they were both met with indifference. By summer 1741 there were rumours that Handel intended to return to Germany, but an invitation from the lord-lieutenant of Ireland to give a series of concerts in Dublin seems to have fired his enthusiasm. He composed Messiah before leaving London in November, and in Dublin...

Subsurface Testing

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Michael J. Shott, C. F. Gaffney, John W. Weymouth, Margaret Watters, and Lawrence B. Conyers

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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Archaeology
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3,552 words

...as the result of the analysis of aerial photographs or field-walking data, it is subdivided into convenient collection blocks, usually measuring 60 or 98 square feet (20 or 30 sq m). Within these blocks, the data are systematically collected, usually at one-meter intervals. The sample interval varies depending upon the expected features. Although the field procedure is very easy to master, the interpretation of the results requires some experience. The value at a particular point is a bulk measurement and may be related to complex archaeological strata. Features...

Temperaments

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-MARK Lindley

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...else (perhaps Jean Denis): hence he did not adequately clarify the fact that when one tempers an ascending 5th, for instance by tuning a G to a C, one makes the note G lower than pure in order to make the interval in C–G smaller than pure, but when one is tempering B♭ to F one must tune the note B♭ higher than pure in order to produce the same kind of interval, namely a 5th tempered smaller than pure. Virtually every set of step-by-step instructions for meantone temperament includes an awkward sentence or two about this point (Praetorius devoted nearly half a...

Visitations

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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4,884 words

...relating to the material state of the church to the religious practice of parishioners. As in Germany, the written record of these inquiries reveals a persistent and often bitter friction between laity and clergy, much frustration among the latter, and a good deal of religious indifference on the part of the former. But it also shows that, however haltingly, reform was beginning to take hold, and the condition of the church in society was improving. In England visitations of monasteries had been steady events since the thirteenth century, and of the secular...

Addams, Jane

Addams, Jane (1860–1935)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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2010
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Philosophy
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3,881 words

...process. Charitable workers must be taught to relate to the everyday lives of the individuals they serve. Without this understanding, the charitable worker runs the risk of further alienating the individual from the larger society. As for the rich, the poor already expect indifference. But the stingy charitable worker is baffling: “this lady visitor, who pretends to be good to the poor, and certainly does talk as though she were kind-hearted, what does she come for if she does not intend to give them things which are so plainly needed?” ( 1902 , p. 18)...

Cartography

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Tom Conley

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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3,574 words

...his groundbreaking one-act play, Les précieuses ridicules ( 1659 ). Based on current topographical depictions, the map charts an itinerary that the refined person must take to arrive at the town of “New Friendship” in his or her sociality while steering clear of the “Lake of Indifference” or the “Dangerous Sea” of deceit or malevolence. At the same time a biological map whose central river clearly resembles a fallopian tube linking the womb to the sexual organ, the “tender” map celebrates a female ethos at a moment when the scientific map otherwise prevails....

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