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Avoiding style refers to the conflict style of a person who reacts to conflict by pretending that it does not exist.

Avoirdupois something sold or measured by weight based on 1 pound = 16 ounces

Avolition means lack of volition or will.

Awareness characterizes the events in one’s experience that have been symbolized and therefore have entered consciousness.

Awareness as Self-Conciousness refers to May's two (2) aspect of Awareness: (1) Awareness as Self-Conciousness the ability to sense and integrate information about oneself, itself has two

Awareness contexts refer to social interactions among those who are coping with dying arising from the types of communication about the facts of the situation; Glaser and Strauss described closed, suspected, and open awareness, as well as mutual pretense

Awkward posture refers any position of the body while performing work activities that is associated with an increased risk for injury.

Axial myopia a type of Myopia (nearsightedness) in which the eyeball is too long. See also Refractive myopia.

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