a science, as chemistry or physics, that deals with quantitatively measurable phenomena of the material universe.
What is the exact meaning of “mosque” (and “temple” and “church” while we’re at it)?Debate is easy, and yelling is easier. How often, however, do people examine their most basic knowledge? Right now, the proposed construction of an Islamic worship center in relative proximity to “Ground Zero” in Manhattan is a nexus of conflict and emotion. The missing ingredient is definition. Let’s examine basic terms, starting with mosque. All the variants of “mosque” in European languages go back to the …
What’s the exact difference between being “charged,” “convicted” and “sentenced” for a crime?Today, former Oakland, California, transit police officer Johannes Mehserle received the minimum possible sentence in the controversial death of a teenager on January 1, 2009. The incident and subsequent trial have prompted outrage and violent protests. Today’s decision brings attention to the legal meanings of three verbs : “charge,” “convict,” and “sentence.” They appear in the news constantly, but do you know what each term actually describes? Let’s begin …
- exact differential,
Origin of exact science
First recorded in 1860–65
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