Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

M-theory
(particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong
 
inquisitiveness
a state of active curiosity
 
disbelief
doubt about the truth of something
 
wheeze
(Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
 
soft option
an easier alternative
 
pressure point
where problems or difficulties are likely to occur
 
lemon
a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
 
probabilism
(philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action
 
stagecraft
skill in writing or staging plays
 
conceptualism
the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application
 
language barrier
barrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages
 
QCD
a theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together
 
Wicca
the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe
 
endocrinology
the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
 
scheme
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
 
decisive factor
a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
 
soothsaying
the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
 
identity
the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
 
Bernoulli distribution
a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
 
invariant
a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
 
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