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ABNORMAL

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adjective. 1. all things atypical, unordinary, or considered outside of the norm. 2. in regards to statistics, any data studied that is beyond or beneath the scope of what is normal or predicted.

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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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