Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

craft
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
 
cross section
a sample meant to be representative of a whole population
 
woodcraft
skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)
 
antipathy
the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
 
degree of a polynomial
the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree
 
Darsana
(from the Sanskrit word for `to see') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on the nature of reality and the release from bondage to karma
 
honor system
a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others
 
ego
(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
 
posology
the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines
 
imbecility
retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
 
crystal gazing
staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
 
discretion
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
 
stratigraphy
the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata
 
paleopathology
the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
 
democracy
the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
 
hierarchical data structure
a structure of data having several levels arranged in a treelike structure
 
populism
the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
 
navel-gazing
literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
 
AI
the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively
 
autism
(psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
 
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