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ag·o·ra 1

 (ăg′ər-ə)
n. pl. ag·o·ras or ag·o·rae (-ə-rē′)
A place of congregation, especially an ancient Greek marketplace.

[Greek agorā; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

a·go·ra 2

 (ä′gə-rä′)
n. pl. a·go·rot (-rōt′)
An Israeli unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the sheqel.

[Hebrew 'ăgôrâ, from 'āgar, to hire; see ʔgr in Semitic roots.]

agora

(ˈæɡərə)
n, pl -rae (-riː; -raɪ)
(Historical Terms) (often capital)
a. the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
b. the meeting itself
[from Greek, from agorein to gather]

agora

(ˌæɡəˈrɑː)
n, pl -rot or -roth
(Currencies) an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel
[Hebrew, from āgōr to collect]

ag•o•ra1

(ˈæg ər ə)

n., pl. -o•rae (-əˌri)
a marketplace or public square in ancient Greece serving as a center of civic life.
[1590–1600; < Greek agora marketplace, derivative of ageírein to gather together]

a•go•ra2

(ˌɑ gɔˈrɑ)

n., pl. a•go•rot (ˌɑ gɔˈroʊt)
a monetary unit of Israel, equal to 1/100 of the shekel.
[< Hebrew]

Agora

 an assembly place, e.g., a marketplace, hence, the people assembled, 1820.

agora

An open meeting-place in Greek cities. The Roman forum was based on it.
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Noun1.agora - 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israelagora - 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel
Israeli monetary unit - monetary unit in Israel
shekel - the basic unit of money in Israel
2.agora - the marketplace in ancient Greeceagora - the marketplace in ancient Greece  
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
3.agora - a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
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Well, and about the business of the agora, dealings and the ordinary dealings between man and man, or again about agreements with the commencement with artisans; about insult and injury, of the commencement of actions, and the appointment of juries, what would you say?
and the loose and desultory style is an imitation of the 'accustomed manner' in which Socrates spoke in 'the agora and among the tables of the money-changers.
The New Agoras Project is a form of discursive organization proposed by Banathy (2000).
The basic structure of the new agoras is outlined below:
The 47th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) selected as its theme Conscious Evolution of Humanity: Using Systems Thinking to Construct Agoras of the Global Village.
Boundary-spanning dialogue across disciplines and civilizations, if conducted wisely, can generate democratic agreement on the courses we must pursue to create agoras and avoid domination by elites.
The 47th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), which was held in Crete between 6 and 11 July 2003, addressed the issue of the Conscious Evolution of Humanity: Using Systems Thinking to Construct Agoras of the Global Village.
to explore how local discussions as processes and agoras as product might come about;
This presentation might bring some new perspective to the issue and also connect with the initiation of the agoras of the 21st century, which was a major theme of this international conference.
It looks like a simple modification to our perspective of any political system, but in fact and in practice the method of rightly complementing the tasks and purposes of political parties goes through the creation of the agoras, whose kind of exclusion of people looks less harmful to their quality of life than the exclusion imposed by the political parties.
The conference theme, `Conscious evolution of humanity: using systems thinking to construct AGORAS of the global village', has been chosen to focus attention on: (a) the challenge facing humanity as it transforms from `evolutionary consciousness' to `conscious evolution', and (b) the role systems thinking must play in constructing twenty-first-century agoras in the context of globalization.
The Agoras of the City States of the Classical Greeks were public spheres where democracy was lived by citizens who made collective decisions about issues affecting their daily lives.