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1) sign language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sign languages resemble oral languages in every way other than their modality. As with oral languages, sign languages are acquired spontaneously and have highly intricate,...

2) symbol. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most important use of symbols is in language. To say so, however, does not solve the perennial philosophical questions as to the nature of the linguistic sign....

3) radical, in mathematics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...radical, in mathematics, in mathematics, symbol placed over a number or expression, called the radicand, to indicate a root of the radicand. When used without a sign...

4) omen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Almost any occurrence can be interpreted as an omen. The typical omen was a natural phenomenon, such as a meteor, an eclipse, or the flight of birds. Among the Greeks...

5) sacrament. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Christ and consisting of a visible sign of invisible grace. Christianity is divided as to the number and operation of sacraments. The traditional view held by Orthodox,...

6) Hall effect. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hall effect, experiment that shows the sign of the charge carriers in a conductor. In 1879 E. H. Hall discovered that when he placed a metal strip carrying a current...

7) manual language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...manual language, see sign language....

8) scalar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Many physical quantities have scalar values, e.g., length, area, mass, energy, and electric charge. Such quantities as velocity, force, momentum, and spin are vectors...

9) language of signs. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...language of signs, see sign language....

10) Ball, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Thomas Ball was also a singer of reputation, the first in the United States to sing the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah. Although he lived many years in Florence,...

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