Ironically, the word â€˜meaningâ€™ has many different meanings. There are four occurrences of â€˜meanâ€™ (or â€˜meaningâ€™ or â€˜meantâ€™, etc.), italicised, in the following paragraph:

Roberto's instructor had been mean to put it so bluntly, but she was probably correct that his short legs meant he would never be a great dancer. He turned into the narrow alleyway, meaning to take a shortcut ho
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There will be many occasions throughout your study of physics when you will need to draw graphs. This subsection gives some important guidelines for this activity.

1. Decide which is the independent variable and which the dependent variable. Plot the independent variable along the horizontal axis and the dependent variable along the vertical axis. This is purely a convention but is why, for instance, we usually plot the time
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This free course provided an introduction to studying education. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: a challenge to our common humanity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Baroness Amos | Our world continues to be challenged by conflict and consequent flows of people across the world. How can and should we respond? Valerie Amos (@ValerieAmos) joined as Director of SOAS, University of London in 2015. From 2010, Valerie served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN. She served in a number of roles in the public sector including in local government and as Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Com
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The sludge collected in any sedimentation tank in the water treatment process has to be disposed of. In some instances the wet sludge is transported to the nearest sewage works where it is discharged into the raw sewage inlet channel. The presence of the added chemicals can help in the primary sedimentation of the crude sewage. Alternatively, the sludge can be sent to a landfill site after it has been concentrated into a cake by dewatering.

The dewatering is carried out by pressure filt
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Sustainable agriculture expert Prof Tim Reeves discusses the profound changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behavior if we are to feed earthâ€™s ever-growing human population that is projected to exceed 9 billion in 2050. Business as usual wonâ€™t pass muster anymore. With host Dr Andi Ho
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In an English context, the influence of the Salamanca Statement can be seen in the work of the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), which defines inclusive education as principally a human rights issue. CSIE's manifesto, Ten Reasons for Inclusion, states in its headline that â€˜Inclusive education is a human right, it's good education and it makes good social senseâ€™ (CSIE, 2004a). The manifesto then expands on the â€˜human rightsâ€™ issue by providing a further li
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What should we tell our daughters? Equality and feminism in the 21st century
Melissa Benn, writer and journalist, delivers the inaugural Lady English Lecture at St Hilda's College, Oxford University.
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Bohman, P. (2003) â€˜Web Aim: Visual vs cognitive disabilitiesâ€™, in Seale, J. (2014) E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility Research and Practice (2nd edn), Abingdon, Routledge.

Eurostat (2017) Disability Statistics [online]. Available at http://ec.europa.eu/ eur
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Volume | Measurement | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy
Volume is a measurement in the 3rd dimension. This means that it not only has width and height, but it has depth as well. Let's watch this video in which we get a great explanation of how we measure volume. (07:50)

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As I discussed earlier, there are different ways of looking at things and valuing them, as there are different kinds of things we value. I also suggested that you might, in your arguments, try and value reasons: are they â€˜goodâ€™ reasons for doing things? We might also be concerned with outcomes, but because outcomes require a route to achieving them, the means or process also needs to be assessed. As we'll see in the next section, Socrates says, in the Platonic dialogues, you might take a
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In the activity in this section we will initially consider the ways in which children and adults assess and deal with risks. A particular emphasis will be on exploring the degree to which anxieties and perception of risk affect children's lives â€“ the promotion of life skills as well as their healthy development and wellbeing.

After a discussion of what is meant by risk in today's society, we will consider the practice principles underpinning the broad concept of â€˜staying safeâ€™. Yo
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Activity 5

Look at the notes you have made on the four clips, and decide what general points about assessment have been made.

Discussion

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However, things have been changing since Stein outlined the doctor-nurse game. A more recent study in Sweden reported that:

In our investigation, the nurses who had been working for 15â€“20 years often emphasised that it was during the past 8â€“10 years that marked changes had occurred in their interplay with doctors. Relations in former times are described in terms such as: â€˜one had to stand on tiptoeâ€™, â€˜the
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Activity 4

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The objective of this activity is:

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6 Exhumation of the Grampian mountains

The document attached below includes the sixth section of Mountain building in Scotland. In this section, you will find the following subsections:

• 6.1 Introduction

• 6.2 Uplift and cooling history of the Grampian mountains

• 6.3 Magmatism during exhumation

• 6.4 The record of exhumation in sedimentary basins

• 6.5 Synthesis: time constraints on the Grampian phase

• 6.6 How high w
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4.7.1 Using grammatical information in the dictionary

Your dictionary is very useful for finding out which grammatical category a word belongs to. For example, the entry for precioso reads as follows:

beautiful Â¡Es precioso! It's beautiful!

The entry tells you that precioso is an adjetivo, in English an adjective, and that it therefore describes a noun. If you want to know more about what the different grammatical categories are, read the information at the beginning
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6.6 Rules of language

The courts may also choose to look at other words in the statute to ascertain the meaning of specific words. To enable them to do this they have developed a number of rules of language to help make the meaning of words and phrases clear. There are three main rules of language:

• Ejusdem generis

This rule states that where there is a list of words which is followed by general words then the general words are limited to the same kind of items
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