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KNOWLEDGE WORKER

Data analysts, product developers, planners, programmers, and researchers capturing data to analyze and manipulate into information as a product or service. US management guru Peter Drucker, born in Austria in 1909 popularized this.

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KNOWLEDGE-BASED PAY

Earnings system that compensates employees skill level proficiency and gained education. The employee incentive is improve skills set and education. Reaching certain goals in education, training and skill development translates into higher employee earnings.

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KNOWN

term used to describe a thing that is recognised, like a well known person, a fact that is understood or a thing that is familiar.

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KNOWN HEIRS

the name given to the people who are recognised with the right to inherit.

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KNOWN-MEN

A title formerly given to the Lollards. Cowell.

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KONDRATIEFF CYCLE

Russian economist Nikolai Dmitrijewitsch Kondratieff (1892-1938) propose this cycle. The usual boom-bust cycles characteristic of a capitalist economy plays out over a period of about 60 years of major capital goods expansion in this long-duration economic cycle.

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KORAN

The Mohammedan book of faith. It contains both ecclesiastical and secular laws.

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KRAFT PAPER

At least 80 percent virgin wood pulp is in this strong brown unbleached paper.

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KUKDIET, or RUNLET

A measure of wine, oil, etc., containing eighteen gallons and a half. Cowell.

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KURTOSIS

Greek 'kyrtosis,' meaning convexity. Measure of relative data value concentration in the center versus in the tails of a frequency distribution. Flatness or peakedness reflects concentration. A normal distribution has a kurtosis of 3. Higher kurtosis distributions show fatter tails with more extreme values. This is 'leptokurtosis'. Lower kurtosis show fatter middles, less fewer extreme values. This is 'platy kurtosis'. Refer to convexity.

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KUT-KUBAEA

In Hindu law. A mortgage-deed or deed of conditional sale, being one of the customary deeds or instruments of security in India as declared by regulation of 1800, which regulates the legal proceedings to be taken to enforce such a security. It is also called "JJycliil-Wuffa." Wharton.

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KYMORTHA

A Welsh term for a waster, rhymer, minstrel, or other vagabond who makes assemblies and collections. Barring. Ob. St 300.

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KYOTO PROTOCOL

Industrialized countries excluding the US agree to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiated in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan.

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KYTH

Sax. Kin or kindred. I > L. 691

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KYU (Q)

Typographic metric distance unit. Equals 1/4th of a millimeter or 0.71 point.

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Three Features of a Kangaroo Court

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



Three Features of a Kangaroo Court   Court proceedings that lack the due process protections people associate with courts of law have earned the name "kangaroo court." The term has been in use since at least the 19th century, but it is difficult to pinpoint an exact source for it or to determine why its […]

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