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ABNORMALITY

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1. in a position that is not normal. 2. disfigurement or imperfections in building or operations.

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ABSENCE

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moments of mental unawareness, often occurring with seizures where the person will have no recollection of the absence following it's occurrence.

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ABSENCE CULTURE

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a common belief among many employees of organizations that they should be given more time off than they are actually permitted to have.

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ABSENT-MINDEDNESS

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a position of unawareness when a person's thought processes are overwhelming enough to distract them from their surrounding environment.

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ABSOLUTE JUDGMENT

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a judging process in which something is objectified as being one-dimensional and classified based on a single trait. (see also: absolute judgment method)

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ABSTRACT INTELLIGENCE

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the capacity to think more generally and look at objects and situations as a whole versus as their individual parts.

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ABSTRACT LEARNING

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mastery of ideas, theories, and notions, and how they work together

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ABSTRACT REPRESENTATION

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in regards to cognitive theory, a reasonable way of thinking about an agent in an abstract way that is not directly correlated to it's other forms.

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ABSTRACT THINKING

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employing an abstract attitude- a way of thinking in which a person can acknowledge the presence of all factors of an environment, and still switch their focus on and off of specific factors.

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ABSTRACTION

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noun. 1. the development of thoughts or notions deriving from specific events. 2. ideas that cannot be discerned from a physical presence or physically touched. 3. in regards to conditioning, exemplifying something due to one facet of it's being- adjective form- abstract

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