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Other Words for Learning: Evolve

e-volve v. e·volved, e·volv·ing, e·volves v.tr. 1. a. To develop or achieve gradually: evolve a style of one’s own. b. To work (something) out; devise: “the schemes he evolved to line his purse” (S.J. Perelman). 2. Biology To develop (a characteristic) by evolutionary processes. 3. To give off; emit. v.intr. 1. To undergo gradual change; develop: an amateur acting group that evolved into a theatrical company. 2. Biology To develop or arise […]

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Other Words for Learning: Adaptation

a·dapt  v. a·dapt·ed, a·dapt·ing, a·dapts v.tr. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation. v.intr. To become adapted: a species that has adapted well to winter climes. ad·ap·ta·tion n. 1. a. The act or process of adapting. b. The state of being adapted. 2. a. Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to […]

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Other Words for Learning: Growing Up

Grow Up grow:  1. To increase in size by a natural process. 2.     a. To expand; gain: The business grew under new owners.     b. To increase in amount or degree; intensify: The suspense grew. 3. To develop and reach maturity. grow up: To become an adult. To ‘grow up’, in the way we use it to describe […]

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Other Words for Learning: Acquired

Albert Einstein is often quoted as having said that “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” What does Einstein mean by using the word  ‘acquired’ if not ‘obtained through learning’? Some kind of some machine-like or equally unconscious magical process of internalizing or possessing? Robotically/animalistically choiceless imbibement? Magically/spiritually bestowed? What else could ‘acquire’ mean? In the context […]

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Other Words for Learning: Lifestyle

INTERHEART Study:       Over 90%  of heart attacks (myocardial infractions) can be attributed to lifestyle. America Cancer Society:      There is an 82% correlation between lifestyles and cancers. What do people mean when they use the word “lifestyle”? (see Wiki) Setting aside the predatory purposes behind the term* or differences over its precise technical definition,  the word ‘lifestyle’ refers […]

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