OVERHEATING

noun. too much ambient temperature.

OPEN SOCIETY

a type of cultural establishment marked by respect for human rights, freedom to express differing opinions, elective political structures, and the legislative rule. Vital...

OSSICLES

any small bones, but specifically the auditory ossicles: the sequence of three tiny bones in the middle ear which convey noise vibrations from the...

OVERSHOOTING

noun. with regard to vision, the propensity for the eyes to move to a position past what is required to focus upon a mark.

OTHER-DIRECTED

adjective. depicting or corresponding to individuals whose morals, objectives, and actions result mostly from identification with group or collective principles instead of with personally...

OSMOMETER

noun. 1. a tool for gauging osmotic pressure or the quantity of osmotic action in various liquids. 2. a formative form of olfactometer consisting...

OPIOID ANALGESIC ADDICTION

psychological and physical dependency on an opioid drug, like morphine, which is delivered to alleviate pain. An indicator is having to up the dose...

OVERTRAINING SYNDROME

the undesired tangible and cognitive effects, collectively, of training past the person's capabilities. Typical indicators consist of lessened performance, being easily fatigued, loss of...

ONCOLOGY

the examination and remediation of non-cancerous and cancerous tumors. This department of medicine and of behavioral or populace sciences entails the management of cancer...

OVERCLASSIFICATION

noun. a phenomenon wherein, at levels spanning from local schools to national trends in education, kids who are members of ethnic minority sects are...

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