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strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
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Unexpectedly, however, the ego strength of fidelity was negatively associated with average marks, and not significantly associated with academic ability.
acceptability of piracy) PNB Personal Normative An individual's Negatively affects Beliefs moral obligation PI to perform an act ES Ego Strength Strength of one's Negatively affects conviction or PI self-regulating skills LOC Locus of Control The degree to Positively affects which one believes PI they are in control of their life SEX, Individual Sex, Age and Year Positively affects AGE, Characteristics: of Study PI YOS Sex, Age, Year of Study PIE Perceived Perception of Negatively affects Importance importance of PI scenario OEC Organisational Culture of the Negatively affects Ethical Climate organisation as PI perceived by the individual SCEN Scenario Type or category Moderates PI, ATP of piracy i.
2 subjects have a low emotional stability and ego strength.
The present research sought to find empirical evidence concerning Erikson's view that adolescent identity exploration is associated with reduced ego strength and the occurrence of psychological and physical symptoms.
This can be a highly effective therapeutic technique when used with children (Tilton, 1984), giving the child someone with whom he/she can identify as a source of ego strength and security.
The efforts of our colleagues to help patients in the aftermath of disasters and generally in building the ego strengths needed to deal with the vicissitudes of the human condition --I believe we all agree--are deeply rooted values of the profession.
Those who talk about ego strengths, defense mechanisms, resilience, the unconscious mind, and the human spirit are "clinical dinosaurs.
During each of these periods of the life cycle, research focusing on individual development within an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted.