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  • proper n. Initialism of Higher National Certificate.


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  • Some crazy (sounded very old) woman called HNC last night and said, "We are blaming the mother and we have to wait, we haven't heard both sides of the story." (

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  • "The job included training and a day-release scheme, and the company offered to sponsor me for an HNC Higher National Certificate at a local college," Lockwood, now 25, explains.

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  • Plus, my mother was doing an HNC later an HND in Business Studies at the local technical college, and I often went in there to meet her after school, and sat in their library, which had even more textbooks.

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  • While I was in my last year, a friend gave me a copy of an engineering exam paper sat by his father in the 1950s as part of a part-time HNC course, theoretically a course a step down from a degree.

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  • Companies like HNC -- which makes software that "learns" how to spot money launderers and bioterror microbes -- have shifted into overdrive since the terrorist attack.

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  • "We hope we will be able to save lives with this," says HNC exec Joseph Sirosh.

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  • Acxiom also separately provided HNC with sensitive personal information from its databases on more than 1 million American Airlines passengers.

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  • But the habit of avoiding it may persist long after its original rationale is forgotten (E 39-48, HNC 15-21, 43-7).

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  • Democracy and Education, in Middle Works, vol. 9 (1916) [HNC]

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  • The standard of success for value judgments is thus developed internally to the practices at hand, relative to people's descriptions of their problems (HNC 199, 208; RP 173-4).

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