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  • 41Austria — Austrian, adj., n. /aw stree euh/, n. a republic in central Europe. 8,054,078; 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km). Cap.: Vienna. German, Österreich. * * * Austria Introduction Austria Background: Once the center of power for the large Austro… …

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  • 42chile — /chil ee/, n. chili. * * * Chile Introduction Chile Background: A three year old Marxist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was installed in 1990 …

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  • 43Chile — Chilean, adj., n. /chil ee/; Sp. /chee le/, n. a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 14,508,168; 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Cap.: Santiago. * * * Chile Introduction Chile Background: A three year old Marxist government was… …

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  • 44Ecuador — Ecuadoran, Ecuadorean, Ecuadorian, adj., n. /ek weuh dawr /, n. a republic in NW South America. 11,690,535; 109,483 sq. mi. (283,561 sq. km). Cap.: Quito. * * * Ecuador Introduction Ecuador Background: The Republic of the Equator was one of three …

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  • 45North America — North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 400,000,000 including… …

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  • 46Sweden — /sweed n/, n. a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 8,946,193; 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Cap.: Stockholm. Swedish, Sverige. * * * Sweden Introduction Sweden Background: A military power during the 17th… …

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  • 47Aperture — For other uses, see Aperture (disambiguation). f stops demonstrated on a lens …

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  • 48Albania — /al bay nee euh, bayn yeuh/, n. 1. a republic in S Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, W of Macedonia and NW of Greece. 3,293,252; 10,632 sq. mi. (27,535 sq. km). Cap.: Tirana. 2. Obs. Scotland. * * * Albania Introduction Albania Background: In 1990 …

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  • 49Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 50Autofocus — For the film of the same name, see Auto Focus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus fully automatic or on a manually selected point or area. An electronic rangefinder has a display instead of… …

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  • 51Defence of the Reich — Part of Campaigns of World War II …

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  • 52Nikkormat — Nikomat Nikomat FT Type 35mm SLR camera Lens mount Nikon F mount Focus manual Exposure Man …

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  • 53Photoionization mode — A photoionization mode gives rise to a photoionization pattern, having very specific characteristics in terms of photoionization spatial distribution and density, as well as relative yields of photolytic species. A particular photoionization mode …

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  • 54Chromatron — The Chromatron is a color television cathode ray tube design invented by Nobel prize winner Ernest Lawrence and developed commercially by Sony, Litton Industries and others. The Chromatron offered brighter images than conventional color… …

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  • 55Hypnosis — For the states induced by hypnotic drugs, see Sleep and Unconsciousness. Hypnotized redirects here. For other uses, see Hypnotized (disambiguation). Hypnosis Applications Hypnotherapy Stage hypnosis Self hypnosis Origins Animal magnetism Franz… …

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  • 56Leica Camera — Coordinates: 50°32′35″N 008°23′25″E / 50.54306°N 8.39028°E / 50.54306; 8.39028 …

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  • 57Neural mechanisms behind shifts of attention — The environment around us is full of various objects, features and scenes that compete for our attention. Unfortunately the human mind is limited in its ability to process information, and simultaneous processing cannot occur without a… …

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  • 58European Union — 1. an association of European nations formed in 1993 for the purpose of achieving political and economic integration. Formerly known as the European Economic Community, the European Union s member states are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,… …

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  • 59sound — sound1 soundable, adj. /sownd/, n. 1. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium. 2. mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium, traveling in air at a… …

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  • 60Sound — /sownd/, n. The, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 mi. (140 km) long; 3 30 mi. (5 48 km) wide. Swedish and Danish, Oresund. * * * I Mechanical disturbance that propagates as a longitudinal wave… …

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