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find (oneself)

1. To discover and pursue one's true and inherent character, passion, skill, or vocation. I know you're unhappy in your job, so I think you should take some time off to really find yourself. Many students leave college and realize that they still have yet to find themselves.
2. To discover, recognize, or realize one's location, thoughts, or sentiments. Lost in a deep reverie, I suddenly found myself in a neighborhood I didn't recognize. I find myself inclined to agree with the professor's assessment.
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find

(something) out the hard way Go to learn (something) the hard way.

find

(something) out (about someone or something) (from someone or something) to learn something about someone or something from someone or something. What did you find out about Terry from Mr. Franklin? I didn't find anything out about Roger from the newspaper stories. I found out what I wanted to know about solar flares from the encyclopedia. What did you find out about Bill?

find

oneself Fig. to discover what one's talents and preferences are. Bill did better in school after he found himself. John tried a number of different jobs. He finally found himself when he became a cook.
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Gaargi Ramakrishnan, the co-founder of Findable.in, elaborated, “Online purchase might have many advantages but the traditional shopping still has its own appeals.
It now needs to do more to make the information findable.
The Financial Times, ft.com), libraries (such as NCSU Libraries, lib.ncsu.edu) and even non-profits (Urban Land Institute, uli.org) are tapping into faceted search to make their often broad range of content more findable. Essentially, faceted search has become so ubiquitous that users are not only getting used to it, they are coming to expect it.
Search is not the only way to help make content more findable, however, and this version of CMS400.NET provides hierarchal taxonomy classifications, and structures web pages and managed documents into logical groupings based on their content.
The baseline stuff is making your business more shareable, which makes you more findable."
Governance, risk and compliance e-discovery, and policymaking add to the critical value for taming enterprise content to make it manageable, searchable, and findable.
As enterprise blogs and wikis transform corporate communication into content, it's important that this content remain findable. In a 2.0 world, however, taxonomies must be flexible and speak the user's language.
Now more and more readers expect that content to find them, or at least to be findable from wherever they happen to be....
Of course, as any public records researcher knows, much of the legitimately gathered information in these databases has always been findable; it's just easier now with more fee-based online services aggregating the information.
The concentrated curriculum, which has been completely revised and updated for 2005, offers a structured learning environment where information managers and IT professionals can grasp the strategies and get the know-how they need to make the content that they are acquiring, publishing, organizing and managing not only searchable, but "findable."
With searchability, people may not know where you are, but you are findable online.
Nowadays "folksonomies'--built by do-it-yourself "free taggers"--show us that motivated people can and will add metadata to content if it helps to make that content findable again.
And like alphabetic order, KM taxonomies are all about making information findable and visible in useful ways, not about capturing something real about how we think.
We don't usually post items from subscription journals, though sometimes a particular paper or article will be available free or for a limited amount of time, or it will be findable in an earlier version as a working paper.
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