Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

interpolation
(mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
 
verity
an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
 
pattern
a model considered worthy of imitation
 
incoordination
a lack of coordination of movements
 
drag
something that slows or delays progress
 
natural science
the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
 
correlational analysis
the use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables
 
cabal
a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
 
nose
the sense of smell (especially in animals)
 
dualism
the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
 
relation
(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time
 
shape constancy
the tendency to perceive the shape of a rigid object as constant despite differences in the viewing angle (and consequent differences in the shape of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)
 
fetichism
a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
 
homiletics
the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
 
Benford's law
a law used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers; applies to any population of numbers derived from other numbers
 
public knowledge
knowledge that is available to anyone
 
degree of a polynomial
the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree
 
obstruction
something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
 
cybernetics
(biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)
 
Christology
the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
 
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