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disposition

Philosophy Logic a property that consists not in the present state of an object, but in its propensity to change in a certain way under certain conditions, as brittleness which consists in the propensity to break when struck

Disposition

 

(1) In the navy, the plan for placement of ships in the roadstead, at the base, and at anchor on the open sea. The disposition is drawn up in such a way as to make it convenient for individual units and the fleet as a whole to put out to sea.

(2) In the ground forces of the 18th and 19th centuries, a written order from the commander in which battle missions were given to subordinate units. In the Russian army the term “battle order” has been used in place of “disposition”in the 20th century.


Disposition

 

in civil law, one of the legal rights of the owner of any property. The right of disposition is exercised primarily by the carrying out of various transactions, such as buying and selling, exchange, or giving as a gift. Possession, use, and disposition together make up the right of ownership.

disposition

[‚dis·pə′zish·ən]
(computer science)
The status of a file after it has been closed by a computer program, for example, retained or deleted.
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However, to our knowledge, researchers have not examined the link between mental health problems and dispositional self-determination through needs satisfaction.
It has been chosen to describe those that were conducted with the goal of verifying the factorial structure in different cultural contexts, since that can be an important characteristic when studying dispositional optimism, as pointed by Carver, Scheier and Segerstrom (2010).
This dispositional variable was measured using the ten-item Proactive Personality scale developed by Seibert et al.
The hypotheses in this study are as follow: i) intrinsic motivation will positively predict dispositional flow and negatively predict SPA.
The Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (DFS-2;Jackson and Eklund, 2002): DFS-2 includes thirty-six items and is used for assessing individual's tendency in experiencing flow in sport and exercise.
2000) suggested that the personal qualities of individuals, such as dispositional affect, might affect how they perceive career barriers.
This shifts the ethics of encounter from epistemological to affective terms: in a word, it demands a dispositional ethics that construes responsibility as responsiveness.
For instance, some researchers focus on forgiveness as a dispositional trait, whereas others view it as a process of gradual, prosocial change.
The importance of dispositional factors on entrepreneurial intention was initially recognized decades ago (Gartner, 1988, Brockhaus, 1980) yet the research received little attention subsequently.
The study also suggests that "people who like many things (those with positive dispositional attitudes) also do many things during the course of a week, while people who dislike many things (those with low dispositional attitudes) do very few things with their time.