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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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Such things are not predicated of a person in virtue of his disposition, but in virtue of his inborn capacity or incapacity to do something with ease or to avoid defeat of any kind.
For the same disposition of bodily elements, which in the former instance was momentarily present in the case of an access of shame, might be a result of a man's natural temperament, so as to produce the corresponding colouring also as a natural characteristic.
Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow- or rather for today, for it is past midnight- cannot now be altered," said he.
The dispositions for the next battle are planned by him alone.
Net additions excluding market factors and dispositions are expected to be 605 million BOE, approximately 70 percent of which are from Lower 48 unconventional assets and 15 percent from assets in the Asia Pacific and Middle East segment.
Mark Johnston (1992: 234), George Molnar (1999: 3), and David Lewis (1997: 148) say no, claiming that all dispositions are intrinsic.
The findings of the study comprised that majority of prospective teachers had moderate magnitude of dispositions of instructional planning and strategies.
Assignments on leadership, inquiry, and dispositions allowed students to grapple with and apply these important concepts to practical situations.
An area of the new regulations that, operationally, remains largely unchanged from prior law is that regarding dispositions, with the exception of the new partial asset disposition election.
This recognition of the importance of the real teacher, that who we are-our values, our beliefs, our personalities-matters a great deal in the classroom, much more than any technique, motivates the current focus on dispositions in teacher education.
Results suggested participants Iiked focusing on personal dispositions and were able to identify areas of personal growth related to these characteristics.
Teaching as a Moral Practice: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Teacher Education Peter C.