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1 While the term libertarian has been largely synonymous with anarchism, its meaning has more recently diluted with wider adoption from ideologically disparate groups, including both the New Left and libertarian Marxists (who do not associate with authoritarian socialists or a vanguard party) as well as extreme liberals (primarily concerned with civil liberties).
2 On some systems Control-S retains its meaning but Control-Q is replaced by a second Control-S to resume output.
3 “The misunderstanding comes when someone sees the right meaning of the word but mistakenly imagines that its meaning is exhausted by earthly matters.” A case in point is the ambiguous metaphor of “living water” (Greek: ὕδωρ ζῶν, hydōr zōn) in John 4:7-15. A woman from Samaria assumes that Jesus knows of a flowing stream (“living water”) that will make her job of fetching water at Jacob's well in Sychar easier.
4 Galen extended its meaning to "the dropping of the scabs".
5 These physical marks, in other words, acted as material abstractions of a materially abstract process of accounting, using conceptual abstractions (numbers) to communicate its meaning.
6 Sometimes the "verb" may even acquire a derivational prefix that changes its meaning.
7 A data format is said to be backward compatible with its predecessor if every message or file that is valid under the old format is still valid, retaining its meaning under the new format.
8 We had to decide whether what we had been involved in since we were teenagers had lost its meaning.
9 There are different interpretations of its meaning.
10 Report of the Palin Commission, August 1920 The term "national home" was intentionally ambiguous, having no legal value or precedent in international law, such that its meaning was unclear when compared to other terms such as "state".
11 Protestants characteristically believe that ordinary believers may reach an adequate understanding of Scripture because Scripture itself is clear in its meaning (or "perspicuous").
12 When the Babylonian Empire was absorbed into the Persian Achaemenid Empire, the name "Chaldean" lost its meaning in reference to a particular ethnicity or land, but lingered for a while as a term solely and explicitly used to describe a societal class of astrologers and astronomers in southern Mesopotamia.
13 Wolper argues that Candide should be read with a minimum of speculation as to its meaning in Voltaire's personal life.
14 However, with the ensuing Russian Civil War and the social and material devastation that followed, its meaning altered from commune-type democracy to rule by iron-discipline.
15 By the early 20th century, botanists came to feel Linnaeus's name Cactus had become so confused as to its meaning (was it the genus or the family?) that it should not be used as a genus name.
16 The concept of dharma was already in use in the historical Vedic religion, and its meaning and conceptual scope has evolved over several millennia.
17 The meaning of the word dharma depends on the context, and its meaning has evolved as ideas of Hinduism have developed through history.
18 For example, the word "house" derives its meaning more as a function of how it differs from "shed", "mansion", "hotel", "building", etc.
19 In Husserl's work, consciousness of any given thing calls for discerning its meaning as an "intentional object".
20 For Husserl a sentence has a proposition or judgment as its meaning, and refers to a state of affairs which has a situation of affairs as a reference base.
21 He wrote his goal in his diary: "in my art I attempt to explain life and its meaning to myself."
22 He commented on this law to make its meaning clear: "There is on this small planet sufficient space for only one great state."
23 The church has defined what Scripture is; it also interprets what its meaning is. Christ promised: "When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth".
24 At one point film director Orson Welles wanted to make it into a feature film, but Wiesel refused, feeling that his memoir would lose its meaning if it were told without the silences in between his words.
25 More recently the linguistic policy of the French language academies of France and Quebec has been to provide French equivalents to (mainly English) imported words, either by using existing vocabulary, extending its meaning or deriving a new word according to French morphological rules.
26 He never explained its meaning, leading to many different interpretations being presented, although it has been claimed that shortly before his death he said it stands for Austriae Est Imperare Orbi Universali or Alles Erdreich ist Österreich untertan ("All the world is subject to Austria").
27 this may be done, for example, in Japanese subtitles on foreign films, where it can help associate the written Japanese with the sounds actually being spoken by the actors, or it may be used in a translation of a work of fiction to enable the translator to preserve the original sound of a proper name (such as "Firebolt" in the Harry Potter series) in furigana, while simultaneously indicating its meaning with kanji.
28 Classics of food writing, such as the 18th century French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's La physiologie du goût (The Physiology of Taste), pre-date the term and have helped to shape its meaning.
29 For example, angst means "fear" in a general sense (as well as "anxiety") in German, but when it was borrowed into English in the context of psychology, its meaning was restricted to a particular type of fear described as "a neurotic feeling of anxiety and depression".
30 Also, gymnasium meant both 'a place of education' and 'a place for exercise' in Latin, but its meaning was restricted to the former in German and to the latter in English, making the expressions into false friends in those languages as well as in Greek, where it started out as 'a place for naked exercise'. False friends, or bilingual homophones are words in two or more languages that look or sound similar, but differ significantly in meaning.