involved in study rather than practical application.


a natural ability for something, as for learning; capability; intelligence.


made (something already developed) greater, as in size, extent or quantity.


statements of natural laws on the order of those of the physical sciences.


to find fault with in a malicious way; criticize severely.

clay demonstration:

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


including everything, so as to be complete.


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


a single piece of information, as a fact.

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.


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


the job of making detailed plans or drawings for buildings, machines and structures such as bridges or dams, etc., before they are built. These drawings show how the structure or piece of equipment will look and how it is put together, so that it can be built.


give a detailed description and explanation of a theory or viewpoint.


foolish action, practice, idea, etc.


a method or procedure for achieving something.


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.


branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations, as distinguished from the sciences; especially literature, philosophy, history, etc. (Originally, the humanities referred to education that would enable a person to freely think and judge for himself, as opposed to a narrow study of technical skills.)


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


the central or most important point or theme of something.


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.


of or having to do with something that one does not understand; unintelligible.


repeat or imitate what one is taught without having to think.


things that appear or are perceived or observed; individual facts, occurrences or changes as perceived by any of the senses or by the mind: applied chiefly to a fact or occurrence, the cause or explanation of which is under observation or being scientifically described.


something used to rub out or erase pencil or ink markings, such as a small piece of rubber or a similar substance. American equivalent eraser.


Scientology is a practical religion dealing with the study of knowledge, which through application of its technology can bring about desirable changes in the conditions of life. It was developed over a third of a century by L. Ron Hubbard. The term Scientology is taken from the Latin word scio (knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word) and the Greek word logos (study of). Scientology is further defined as the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.


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

tearing (along):

moving or acting with great speed.


the methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. In Scientology, the term technology refers to the methods of application of Scientology principles to improve the functions of the mind and rehabilitate the potentials of the spirit, developed by L. Ron Hubbard.


exhausted or lacking vitality and strength.


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 or cause to be defined, 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:

the subject and action of clearing away the ignorance, misunderstoods and false definitions of words and barriers to their use.


a dull, apathetic, unresponsive person who cannot think independently. Literally, a dead body that has been given the similarity or appearance of life by an outside (usually evil) force.