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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.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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Modi has pointed to his personal equation with global leaders, including Trump, to highlight his foreign policy successes.
I propose that Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman may take initiative to mediate peace in Afghanistan and his personal attention and initiative for peace will help to bring all the stakeholders on the table including USA because of his personal equation with President Donald Trump.
Dangerfield writes in a conversational tone and discusses his thoughts, practices and personal equation for growing up.
Modi is not familiar with foreign policy, but he thought it otherwise because it has a lot to do with personal equation and relations.
Few of us will choose to go all confessional and include the other side of our personal equation: pandering, fearful, self-congratulatory, judgmental.

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