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Ha Jin
Chinese-U.S. writer.
Haakon IV Haakonsson
King of Norway (1217–63).
Haakon VII
King of Norway (1905–57).
Haarlem
City (pop., 2001 est.: 148,377), western Netherlands.
Haas, Mary R(osamond)
U.S. linguist.
Habakkuk
One of the 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew scriptures, traditional author of the book of Habakkuk.
habeas corpus
In common law, any of several writs issued to bring a party before a court.
Haber, Fritz
German physical chemist.
Haber-Bosch process
First economically feasible method of directly synthesizing ammonia from hydrogen gas and atmospheric nitrogen.
Habermas, Jürgen
German philosopher associated with the Frankfurt school.
Habima
Hebrew theatre company.
habit
In psychology, any regularly repeated behaviour that requires little or no thought and is learned rather than innate.
habitat
Place where an organism or a community of organisms lives, including all living and nonliving factors or conditions of the surrounding environment.
habituation
Reduction of an animal's behavioral response to a stimulus, as a result of a lack of reinforcement during continual exposure to the stimulus.
Habsburg dynasty
Royal German family, one of the chief dynasties of Europe from the 15th to the 20th century.
Hachiman
One of the most popular of Japan's Shinto deities.
hacienda
In Latin America, a large landed estate.
Hackman, Gene
U.S. film actor.
Hadar remains
Hominin fossils found since 1973 near the Awash River, about 185 mi (300 km) from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
haddock
Valuable North American food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus, family Gadidae).
Hades
Greek god of the underworld.
Hadid, Zaha
Iraqi-born British architect.
Hadith
In Islam, the tradition or collection of traditions attributed to the Prophet Muhammad that include his sayings, acts, and approval or disapproval of things.
Hadrian
Roman emperor (117–38), Trajan's nephew and successor.
Hadrian's Villa
Hadrian's country residence, built (c. AD 125–34) at Tivoli near Rome.
Hadrian's Wall
Continuous Roman defensive barrier.
hadron
Any of the subatomic particles that are built from quarks and thus interact via the strong force.
Haeckel, Ernst (Heinrich Philipp August)
German zoologist and evolutionist.
Haemophilus
Genus of tiny rod-shaped bacteria.
Hafez
Persian poet.
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