personal equation


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personal equation

n. Psychology
1. Those characteristics of a person that cause variation in observation, judgment, and reasoning.
2. An allowance or adjustment made for such variation.

personal equation

n
1. the variation or error in observation or judgment caused by individual characteristics
2. the allowance made for such variation
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Noun1.personal equation - variability attributable to individual differences
variability, variableness, variance - the quality of being subject to variation
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In this case the matter was simplified by Brunton's intelligence being quite first-rate, so that it was unnecessary to make any allowance for the personal equation, as the astronomers have dubbed it.
Bhatt in speaking to the tabloid confirmed that the actress had approached him for help and said that he had talked to Prashant Singh on the actress' behest, but stepped aside after learning of the personal equation between the two.
The bottom line is that the bloom is an interesting indicator of coffee freshness under certain circumstances, depending upon the weight given to it in the personal equation of freshness of the given coffee-person and by what coffee philosophy the calculus is being made.

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