a positive change in the performance of a group of persons taking part in an experiment or study due to their perception of being singled out for special consideration.
improvement in the performance of employees, students, etc, brought about by making changes in working methods, resulting from research into means of improving performance Compare iatrogenic, placebo effect
[haw-thawr-nesk] /ˌhɔ θɔrˈnɛsk/ 1. characteristic of or resembling the style, manner, or subjects of the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
[hey] /heɪ/ noun 1. grass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage. 2. grass mowed or intended for mowing. 3. Slang. 4. Slang. . verb (used with object) 5. to convert (plant material) into hay. 6. to furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay. verb (used without object) 7. to cut grass, clover, […]
[hah-yuh-kah-wuh] /ˌhɑ yəˈkɑ wə/ noun 1. S(amuel) I(chiye) [ih-chee-ey] /ɪˈtʃi eɪ/ (Show IPA), 1906–92, U.S. semanticist, educator, and politician, born in Canada: senator 1977–83. 2. Sessue [sesh-oo;; Japanese se-shoo] /ˈsɛʃ u;; Japanese sɛˈʃu/ (Show IPA), 1889–1973, Japanese film actor.
noun A woman (1851+)