Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
cross section
a sample meant to be representative of a whole population
skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)
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
(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
(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines
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
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata
the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
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
the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively
(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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