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Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
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Thinking Critically, Seventh Edition
John Chaffee et al.

*Some of these glossary definitions have been adapted and reproduced by permission of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Many computer and Web-related definitions have been contributed by Jason Snart, College of DuPage.

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language Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols. OR A system of symbols for thinking and communicating.

link A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a hypertext document or between files or hypertext documents. Also called hotlink, hyperlink. By clicking on a link, one might more directly access a Web site or home page.

live creatively To approach life with a mindful sense of discovery and invention, enabling one to continually create oneself in ways limited only by the imagination.