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waking hypnosis

any technique in which hypnotic effects (see hypnotic susceptibility) are achieved without reference to sleep or a trance. It is induced through an apparently natural but carefully considered choice of simple words, gestures, and directives upon which to focus.

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arbitration

arbitration

n. a method of settling controversies in which the parties involved present their arguments and supporting information to an impartial agent, such as a judge or, in a labor dispute, an arbitrator or arbitration board. By mutual agreement, the arbiter’s decision is final. This process is distinguished from mediation, in which the outside agent (the mediator or conciliator) seeks to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. —arbitrate vb.