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Constructs

 

in linguistics, concepts about generally unobservable linguistic objects, the opposite of elementary concepts —concepts about observable objects. An example of a construct is the phoneme; an example of an elementary concept is a class of speech sounds. Constructs are used as elements in forming an abstract theoretical system (in contrast to elementary concepts.)

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Personal constructs are the basis of the individual's predictions of those events to which they are applicable, and since constructs are, in Kelly's view, bipolar (e.
Other methods of fabrication, such as robotic systems, are currently being developed to further improve the production of implantable tissue constructs.
The first step is to understand the theoretical framework chosen for the study and determine if the definitions of the constructs used by the researchers fit within this theory.
The authors are in venerable company, for the debates over many centuries about the nature of mind and body also failed to recognize the nature of constructs and their confusion with events, probably because of the influence of cultural assumptions.
Human relations was also positively and significantly related to these same constructs as well (p<0.
It is as if he found wonder and delight in explanations about natural phenomena and in the description of a wide range of constructed constructs, which ultimately led to the study of physics and engineering.
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UID constructs require the use of an Issuing Agency Code (IAC) that identifies the authority that issues enterprise identifiers.
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Morrison's text constructs women characters who are enabled through active acknowledgments of the subject positions they share, but without ignoring those they do not share.
He further suggested that researchers devise or borrow tools that better measure these cognitive constructs which consumers may call upon when arriving at opinions of satisfaction.