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(Encyclopedia) symbol, sign representing something that has an independent existence. The most important use of symbols is in language. To say so, however, does not solve the perennial philosophical?

Japanese literature

(Encyclopedia) Japanese literature, literary works produced in the language of the islands of Japan. See also Asian drama. Earliest Writings Although Japanese and Chinese are different languages,?


(Encyclopedia) patience: see solitaire.


(Encyclopedia) Patience: see Pearl, The.


(Encyclopedia) Japanese j?p??n?z, language of uncertain origin that is spoken by more than 125 million people, most of whom live in Japan. There are also many speakers of Japanese in the Ryukyu?

symbolic logic

(Encyclopedia) symbolic logic or mathematical logic, formalized system of deductive logic, employing abstract symbols for the various aspects of natural language. Symbolic logic draws on the concepts?

Brewer's: Animals (Symbolical)

AnimalAttributesantfrugality and previsionapeuncleannessassstupiditybantam cockpluckiness, priggishnessbatblindnessbearill-temper, uncouthnessbeeindustrybeetleblindnessbullstrength,?

Japanese Words

Asian loan words in English by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Asian Loan Words IntroductionWords derived from: Chinese & KoreanJapanese Malay & TagalogPolynesianJapanese aikido, from?

Wright, Patience Lovell

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725?86, American sculptor, b. Bordentown, N.J., mother of Joseph Wright. Her portraits, modeled in wax, were the earliest recorded attempts at sculptural?