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A-B DESIGN

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a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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ABILITY

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noun. Level of aptitude one is either born with or is trained to perform

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ABILITY LEVEL

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the recorded level of accomplishment an individual reaches

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ABILITY TEST

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1. a formatted or patterned way of examining mass groups of like individuals to determine the average intelligence and ability of each. 2. an examination that documents how successful one is, generally on a regular basis.

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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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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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ACADEMIC

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adjective- an educated person- someone in the process of educating themselves through institutions of higher learning

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

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accomplishment and achievement of education through higher learning principles

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ACADEMIC APTITUDE

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holding enough ingenuity to comprehend a task at hand and carry out a cognitive act. Such abilities may be learned or inborn.

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