(Databases) A formal description of the structure of a database: the names of the tables, the names of the columns of each table, and the type and other attributes of each column. (similarly for the descriptive information of other data description structures, such as the ones of XML files.)
(cognition) That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.
(Computing) Any generalization technique that ignores or hides details to capture some kind of commonality between different instances for the purpose of controlling the intellectual complexity of engineered systems, particularly software systems.
A rearrangement of the atoms or molecules of two or more substances that come into contact with each other, resulting in the formation of one or more new substances. Chemical reactions are caused by electrons of one substance interacting with those of another. The reaction of an acid with a base, for example, results in the creation of a salt and water. Some, but not all, reactions can be reversed.
One that is immune from criticism, often unreasonably so:
also implies vagueness of an idea provoked by some external stimulus I have the impression that she's unhappy
suggests a vague thought or one not fully considered I had a notion to go
is used of any idea, whether or not expressed, that occurs to the mind in reasoning or contemplation she rarely speaks her thoughts
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, often equivalent to concept, specifically refers to something conceived in the mind, or imagined my conception of how the role should be played
refers to a generalized idea of a class of objects, based on knowledge of particular instances of the class his concept of a republic
, the most general of these terms, may be applied to anything existing in the mind as an object of knowledge or thought
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