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rot

1. the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
2. something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate
3. short for dry rot
4. Pathol any putrefactive decomposition of tissues
5. Vet science a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness

rot

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(materials)
(plant pathology)
Any plant disease characterized by breakdown and decay of plant tissue.

rot

Decomposition in wood by fungi and other microorganisms; reduces its strength, density, and hardness. Also see brown rot, white rot.
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I'm not really sure how Rotter feels about some of these issues because he presents them from several points of view--in my humble opinion, the mark of a great professor who allows the "student" to think about the material and arrive at his or her own conclusions.
According to Rotter, Televisa's easiest product to license is a game show, however the division has also received some success with telenovelas, especially those for kids.
Moreover, collective threats such as war or acts of terror can "give rise to doubts as to whether they [children] can be successful in other areas of their lives and meet the challenges of daily threats" (Robinson & Rotter, 1991).
In his role at UMG, Rotter oversaw central marketing for all UMG products as well as the development of new products, services, marketing tools and systems.
According to Rotter, a group of hackers identifying themselves as AnonGhost breached and sabotaged Israeli and American websites last night, PIC reported.
The conveniently located Grand Central submarket continues to attract retail and other tenants, as demand for class-B office space in the area is forecast to remain strong, according to Edward Rotter, managing director of ING Clarion.
The children's literacy researcher added: "Dudley is a fat little rotter and his fatness is presented as a moral failing.
Uncle Fred also had a dog called Rotter, a Yorkshire Terrier.
One major conceptual framework concerning teacher efficacy comes from the work of Rotter (1966), who defines teacher efficacy as the extent to which teachers believe that they could control the reinforcement of their actions, and if this control of reinforcement comes from within themselves or from the environment.
Reciting George's letters, Hornsby has a storyteller's seductiveness, and in Act Two, Nottage gives him a graceful marriage-bed scene with Esther before steadily turning the man into a rotter.
MMPI, Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966), Berger Self-Acceptance Scale (Berger, 1953), provide further evidence for the validity of the SPS.
MUNICH -- On behalf of a group of private and institutional investors, ROTTER Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaft asserts claims for damages against UBS Deutschland AG (hereinafter briefly 'UBS') in connection with its recommendation to acquire H.