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W-STATE

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noun. the waking state or wakefulness, in contrast to the D-state or dream state and the S-state or sleeping state.

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WAARDENBURG'S SYNDROME

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a genetic disorder characterized by a white or gray forelock, irregular or odd pigmentation of the iris, nerve deafness because of auditory nerve malfunctioning, and lateral dispositioning of the eyelids rendering a false appearance in which the eyes are wide apart. Cognitive retardation might happen, but deafness can be a factor in intelligence tests.

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WAB 1

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abbreviation for: weighted application blank.2. abbreviation for: western aphasia battery.

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WADA TEST

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a presurgical and diagnostic method for deciding hemispheric operations, commonly memory and linguistics, by injecting a minor dosage of a barbiturate into an interior carotid artery. While each hemisphere is independently anesthetized, many mental jobs are delivered; disabilities on these jobs suggest that these operations are presented within the anesthetized hemisphere. This is commonly utilized before temporal lobectomy in serious epilepsy. Commonly referred to as intracarotid amobarbital procedure.

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WAGE COMPRESSION

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the propensity for the space in salaries between permanent workers and the newly hired to thin as the rate of development of the senior workers' incomes decreases till it is beneath junior workers

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WAINWRIGHT V WITT

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a 1985 case resulting in a United States Supreme Court judgment which escalated the prosecution

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WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO

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the circumference of the waist divided by the circumference of the hips. This ratio is frequently utilized in cross-cultural analyses of attractiveness of an individual.

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WAITING-LIST CONTROL GROUP

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a management group, generally randomized, which will be recipient to the identical intervention chosen to the experimental groups but at a later date.

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WAITING-LIST PHENOMENON

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with regard to psychotherapy and counseling, the uncommon event of a "cure

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WAKEFULNESS

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noun. a condition of consciousness of one

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