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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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When the glass interacts with the hammer, the glass undergoes a conspicuous change, and we attribute the disposition to the object that undergoes the conspicuous change.
The disposition to break is an intrinsic property, given that it is a property that the glass has in virtue of the way it is.
Investigate the magnitude of prospective teachers' disposition about instructional planning and strategies (DIPS) in public universities of Punjab.
Compare the prospective teachers' disposition about instructional planning and strategies (DIPS) among different public universities of Punjab.
Kimmel, Dickinson, and Doll (2012) write that "it's not a matter of having or not having a particular disposition but of degree and process" (p.
Data in the form of class lists, spanning the spring 2012 through fall 2015 semesters, includes input from 223 students and identifies collaboration as the most important disposition.
Therefore, the partial asset disposition election has built in a tax rate arbitrage by allowing taxpayers to reduce recapture amounts and use normal capital gains treatment.
In the first one, he even accepts disposition as a potential alternative to habit if certain conceptual conditions are met:
Overall, there were 54 responses focused on at least one disposition and 14 were focused on more than one, almost always two.
A better response to these questions, and a concomitant end for attending to dispositions, would be that we want teachers of good disposition because we want them to have the virtues, habits of mind, and/or professional judgment that constitute effective and responsible teaching and to realize all of the noble ends of education.
Each representative had taken notes at previous meetings and used these notes to serve as guidelines for disposition development.
Schulte, Edick, Edwards, and Mackiel (2004) define disposition as a pattern of behavior exhibited frequently and in the absence of coercion, and constituting a habit of mind under some conscious and voluntary control, and that is intentional and oriented to broad goals.

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