Rag The Puck
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Rag The Puck: To retain control of the puck, without attempting to score, for a considerable period of time, usually through clever stickhandling; a tactic used to kill time while a team is short-handed o . . . View Full Definition
Proof Theory: This deals with the actual 'logic' of the programming. Using mathematical analysis techniques, the programming language is proof checked.
Presidential Election Cycle Theory: A theory that stock market trends can be predicted and explained by the four-year presidential election cycle.
Prosthesis: Adding an extra syllable or letters to the beginning of a word for poetic effect. Shakespeare writes in his sonnets, 'All alone, I beweep my outcast state.' He could have simply written weep . . . View Full Definition
Psychotherapy: Therapy involving psychological instead of medical treatment of mental disorders. It can include supportive dialogue, counseling, and cognitive behavioral approaches to achieve a thinking-fe . . . View Full Definition
Puck: The puck is made of vulcanized rubber, and is one inch thick and three inches in diameter and weighs between five and one-half ounces and six ounces. The rules committee must approve all puc . . . View Full Definition
Preferred Habitat Theory: A biased expectations theory that believes the term structure reflects the expectation of the future path of interest rates as well as risk premium. The theory rejects the assertion that the . . . View Full Definition
Prosthetic Devices: A device that replaces all or a part of the human body because a part of the body is permanently damaged, is absent or is malfunctioning.
Precession Of The Equinoxes: The gradual westward shift (about 50' each year) of the equinoctial points along the ecliptic due to the ecliptic due to the rotational movement of the poles of Earth's axis. This phenomena . . . View Full Definition
Popping The Ribs: Splaying and spreading the ribs. Popping the ribs weakens the torso and can overarch the back, as in military posture.