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person

(noun) A single human being; an individual.

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phenomenology

(noun) A philosophy and research method that studies experienced events and objects using the senses.

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phenomenon

(noun) An observable circumstance, event, fact or occurrence.

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phoneme

(noun) The smallest meaningful speech sound in a language.

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phonology

1. (noun) The study of speech sounds in language; 2. (noun) The formal rules for structuring speech sounds.

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phratry

(noun) A group of clans with a common ancestor.

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physician-assisted suicide

(noun) When a competent individual voluntarily decides to use a lethal medication administered by a medical doctor (MD) to painlessly end their own life (commit suicide).

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planned obsolescence

(noun) To increase profits by intentionally producing goods that quickly become obsolete and therefore require replacing.

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police

1. (noun) A State sponsored institution, tasked with preventing or investigating crime, and maintaining public order; 2. (verb) To maintain law and order.

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policy (social policy)

(noun) Any course of action or procedure by an individual or group with authority and power that determines actions, decisions, and priorities, and that affect others.

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political system

(noun) The members of a group with the authority and power to influence and implement public policy in relationship to institutions and norms.

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politics

(noun) The art of the exercise of power; an institution that features power relations, and individuals making decisions which affect nations and societies.

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polyamory

(noun) Any condition or practice that involves romantic or sexual relationships with multiple consenting partners.

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polyandry

(noun) Any condition or practice of a female having multiple husbands at the same time.

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polygamy

(noun) Any condition or practice of marriage that consists of multiple spouses at the same time.

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polygyny

(noun) A type of marriage in which a man has multiple wives at the same time.

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polytheism

(noun) A religion based on belief in multiple deities.