Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

dogmatism
the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
 
instrumentalism
a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success
 
preformation
a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell
 
modal logic
the logical study of necessity and possibility
 
radioactive iodine test
test of thyroid function in which the patient is given an oral dose of radioactive iodine-131
 
vertebrate paleontology
the paleontology of vertebrates
 
occasions
something you have to do
 
Naegele's rule
rule for calculating an expected delivery date; subtract three months from the first day of the last menstrual period and add seven days to that date
 
acculturation
all the knowledge and values shared by a society
 
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
 
sound effect
an effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play
 
pattern
a model considered worthy of imitation
 
reinterpretation
a new or different meaning
 
cytogenetics
the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
 
onomancy
divination by the letters of a name
 
abatable nuisance
a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless)
 
sound law
a law describing sound changes in the history of a language
 
panoramic view
a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance
 
conventionality
unoriginality as a result of being too conventional
 
knowing
a clear and certain mental apprehension
 
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