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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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sexual abuse

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 175 words.

The sexual exploitation, frequently of young people and minors, by figures in positions of authority. Coach–athlete relationship\s, intense and often authoritarian, have sometimes been...

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farm system

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 73 words.

A system of recruitment and nurturing of young sportsmen and -women in which a smaller club might be supported by a larger club to bring on the talent of the player or athlete prior to a...

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Jet Skiing

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1314 words.

Jet skiing, invented in the 1960s as a combination of a speedboat, a motorcycle, and a jet, is a recreational and competitive sport enjoyed by many. Jet skiers have been the...

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cultural relativism

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 170 words.

A position, relating to the understanding of a culture or a society, arguing that there is inevitable cross-cultural variation in concepts and theories that are used to understand the...

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