Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

speaker identification
identification of a person from the sound of their voice
 
appraisal
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
 
emulation
(computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
 
third law of thermodynamics
law stating that the entropy of a substance approaches zero as its temperature approaches absolute zero
 
economics
the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
 
field theory
(physics) a theory that explains a physical phenomenon in terms of a field and the manner in which it interacts with matter or with other fields
 
Laputa
a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected
 
delusion
a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
 
fundamentalism
a form of Protestantism that takes the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth
 
attractive nuisance
anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm
 
diagonalization
changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal)
 
positive correlation
a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1
 
cosmetic dentistry
the branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth
 
subgroup
(mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group
 
notion
a general inclusive concept
 
perception
a way of conceiving something
 
inorganic chemistry
the chemistry of compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals
 
preoccupation
an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
 
realpolitik
politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
 
average
an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
 
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