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The Technology of Study Course Glossary

The Technology of Study Course Glossary
clay demonstration:

a model made out of clay by a student to demonstrate an action, definition, object or principle. Also called a "clay demo."


to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.

demonstration kit:

a kit composed of various small objects such as corks, caps, paper clips, pen tops, rubber bands, etc. A student uses these small objects to represent the various parts of something he is studying about. The objects can be moved about to show the mechanics and actions of a given concept and help the student understand it. Also called a "demo kit."


the performance of some action or activity.

dope off:

feel tired, sleepy or foggy as though doped or drugged.


a gradual approach to something taken step by step, level by level, each step or level being, of itself, easily attainable—so that finally, complicated and difficult activities can be achieved with relative ease. The term gradient also applies to each of the steps taken in such an approach.


separate oneself from someone, a group, etc., and withdraw from involvement with it.


the actual physical objects, the things of life; as opposed to significance. See also significance in this glossary.

misunderstood word:

a word which is not understood or wrongly understood.


an applied religious philosophy developed by L. Ron Hubbard. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. The word Scientology comes from the Latin scio, which means "know" and the Greek word logos, meaning "the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known." Thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing.


the meaning or ideas or theory of something, as opposed to its mass.


the accomplishment of any desired improvement. Examples of wins would be a person increasing his ability to communicate, experiencing an increased feeling of well-being or gaining more certainty about some area of his life.

word clear:

define, using a dictionary, any words not fully understood in the material a person is studying.

word clearer:

a person who helps another person find and clear any misunderstood words.

Word Clearing:

that body of Scientology procedures used to locate words a person has misunderstood in subjects he has studied and get the words defined by looking them up in a dictionary.