Glossary I

Illness refers to the presence of a physical or mental disease or impairment ; the experiences associated with disease that ultimately affect the person’s overall state of being and social functioning:

Illness behavior refer to those activities undertaken by people who feel ill and who wish to discover their state of health , as well as suitable remedies.

Illness delay refers to the time between recognizing that a symptom implies an illness and the decision to seek treatment .

Illness representations (schemas) refer to an organized set of beliefs about an illness or a type of illness that include its nature, cause, duration, and consequences. .

Illocutionary force refers to the action that is performed by a speaker in uttering a sentence as stated in Speech act theory,

Illogical thought refers to a thought that is intuitive, haphazard, or irrational.

Illumination refers to an intermediate stage in problem solving in which the individual gains insight or discovers a potential solution to a problem

Illumination edge is defined as the border between two (2) areas created by different light intensities in the two (2) areas.

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