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coping

[′kōp·iŋ]
(building construction)
A covering course on a wall.
(mechanical engineering)
Shaping stone or other nonmetallic substance with a grinding wheel.
(mining engineering)
Process of cutting and trimming the edges of stone slabs.
Process of cutting a stone slab into two pieces.

Coping

A protective covering over the top course of a wall or parapet, either flat or sloping on the upper surface to throw off water. If it extends beyond the wall, it may be cut with a drip to protect the wall surface below.

raking coping

A coping set on an inclined surface, as at a gable end.

coping

coping of terra-cotta
A protective cap, top, or cover of wall, parapet, pilaster, or chimney; often of stone, terra-cotta, concrete, metal, or wood. May be flat, but commonly sloping, double-beveled, or curved to shed water so as to protect masonry below from penetration of water from above. Most effective if extended beyond wall face and cut with a drip. Also see featheredged coping.
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Various studies show that the antecedents of coping mechanisms among academics include networking, ignorance, delegation (Boyd and Gumpert, 1983; Robertson, 2004), effective communication, finding satisfaction (Boyd and Gumpert, 1983), exercise (Johnson, 1995; Robertson, 2004), prioritize workload, comfort food, smoking and external advice such as counseling (Robertson, 2004).
For this group of people, it is important to understand how spirituality and religion affect their work lives, where religion and spirituality may be used more as a coping mechanism than as something that shapes career choices.
Although research findings vary, there is some suggestion of differences in coping mechanisms between males and females (Courtenay, 2003).
16) Some may argue, then, that alcohol use among officers serves both as a personal coping mechanism related to socialization and presumed stress/trauma reduction and also as a reaction to the internal stresses created by law enforcement agencies themselves.
There does not appear to be a difference in the stress scores, strain scores, or coping mechanism scores between males and females in our study.
Downward comparisons are a cognitive coping mechanism where people compare themselves to less-fortunate others in order to make them feel better about their own situation ("although my situation is/was bad, at least it's not as bad as some other situations").
As I felt more and more alienated from my family, more and more alone, more and more depressed," she said, "I started to use [heroin] not in a recreational fashion but as a coping mechanism, to get rid of feelings, to feel oK.
For those people who are chronically insecure, materialism seems to be a coping mechanism that they use when they are put in a situation that makes them doubtful about themselves.
My coping mechanism has always been: Do not panic; assess the problem (is it perceived or real?
In the face of "Boomer envy" and the numerous other indignities we suffered, the coping mechanism most of us adopted (and which Coupland so brilliantly chronicled) was keeping an ironic distance and never appearing to take anything very seriously--after all, when pop culture stipulated legwarmers, hairspray, and Wham
The coping mechanism of a number of large accounting firms is to push their mutual clients toward indemnifying them.