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1. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview. To shun the encounter of the vulgar crowd. (Pope)

2. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter. As one for . . . Fierce encounters fit. (Spenser) To join their dark encounter in mid-air. (Milton).

Synonym: Contest, conflict, fight, combat, assault, rencounter, attack, engagement, onset. See Contest.

Origin: OF. Encontre, fr. Encontrer. See encounter.

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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... (Thaker et al. 2010). To test this, researchers inhibited corticosterone elevation in Eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus) during an encounter with a novel attacker (Figure 3). They found that the inhibition impaired immediate escape responses by lizards and limited learning and recall ...

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:06 am
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Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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mutations annotations and analysis

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Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06 am
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Honestly i had no idea about this. I never encounter it at our lab. My proffesor just gave it to me as my basis. I have been researching but to one comes up in any of this test.

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by jenmae
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... I sat at my desk for an extra 20 mins just listening to it..! I even remember films which contains scenes with nice noises in them. And if I encounter someone with a 'nice' voice then I could listen to them for hours..I would pay good money for a complication of noises - but I guess everyone ...

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Tue May 08, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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