Glossary P

Parallel search refers to a search for information in which several stores or slots of information are simultaneously examined to match to the target.

Parallel teams which is also called Cross-functional teams, consist of representatives from various departments (functions) within an organization.

Parallel transmission refers to the notion that different phonemes of the same syllable are encoded into the speech signal simultaneously.

Parametric test is a test of statistical inference in which assumptions are made about the underlying population distributions, usually that they are normally distributed. Parametric test is likewise, a hypothesis test that uses sample means or sample correlations to evaluate a hypothesis about the corresponding population. Parametric tests rely on sample data consisting of numerical scores.

Paramnesia is dfined as a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused. Likewise, Paramnesia is defined as the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.

Paranoia refer to people’s irrational beliefs that they are especially important (delusions of grandeur) or that other people are seeking to do them harm.

paranoid personality disorder refers to Cluster A (odd or eccentric) personality disorder involving pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent.
Paranoid psychosis refers to a delusional disorder centered especially on delusions of persecution.

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