Pre-ETS Glossary


This is the primary glossary for the site. It contains more than 1100 terms related to learning, secondary education, post-secondary education, employment, disability, and various aspects of pre-employment transition.

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Biodiversity

The variety of living organisms, encompassing genetic differences within species to entire ecosystems. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biofeedback

Auditory, visual, or other sensory feedback on physiological processes or states (e.g., heart rate, muscle tension, brain waves, skin temperature) in order to facilitate control of these normally involuntary functions. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biographical Inventories

Sets of questions used to gather information on an individual's background. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biographies

Written histories of people's lives. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biomechanics

Science of the action of forces, internal and external, on living things. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biomedicine

Branch of science concerned with the capacity of human beings to survive and function in specific environments. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biophysics

Application of physical methods and principles to biological problems. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Biotechnology

The use of biological organisms, systems, or processes to make or modify products. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Birth Rate

Ratio between the number of births and the number of individuals in a specified population. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Black Colleges

Colleges whose enrollments are, or have traditionally been, predominantly black. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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