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A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens classic story about greed at Christmas. The most famous character, Scrooge, is now a synonym for a stingy person. You may hear people say, Don’t be a Scrooge.
Paranoia: (par-a-noy-a) A mental state that includes unreasonable suspicions of people and situations. A person who is paranoid may be suspicious, hostile, feel very important, or may become extremely . . . View Full Definition
Paramnesia: distorted recall leading to falsification of memory e.g. confabulation, déjà vu, déjà pensé, jamais vu, retrospective falsification
Parametric Equalizer: A multi-band equalizer enabeling control of at least three essential 'parameters' of the internal bandpass filter sections. These parameters being: amplitude, center frequency and bandwidth. . . . View Full Definition
Parameter: A model is a combination of variables, such as GDP growth, and coefficients which multiply these variables. The coefficients are often estimated from the data. The coefficients are called parameters.
Paranoid Ideation: Ideation, of less than delusional proportions, involving suspiciousness or the belief that one is being harassed, persecuted, or unfairly treated.
Paranoid Type Schizophrenia: Presence of prominent delusions and auditory hallucinations in an individual, where disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, or flat/inappropriate affect may not be prominent.
Parapet: A wall placed at the edge of a roof to prevent people from falling off.
Parapatric Speciation: The differentiation into distinct species of populations experiencing some gene flow
Paranomasia: The technical Greek term for what English-speakers commonly refer to as a 'pun.' See extended discussion under pun, below.