A General is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given. The term General is used in two ways: as the generic title for all grades of general officer; and as a specific rank. Since the late twentieth century, the rank of General is usually the highest active rank of a military not at war.
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Geology is the science and study of the solid Earth and the processes by which it is shaped and changed. Geology provides primary evidence for plate tectonics, the history of life and evolution, and past climates. In modern times, geology is commercially important for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, is publically important for predicting and understanding natural hazards, plays an essential role in geotechnical engineering, and is a major academic discipline. One who studies geology is called a Geologist.
A giant is a mythological figure characterized by immense size and proportionate strength. They are often demonstrated as primeval, savage beings with a penchant for violance. Although giants have never existed as a race on the planet Earth, some humans have had the misfortune of being transformed into a "colossal beast" due to atomic radiation. Such was the case with Army officer Glenn Manning, who grew into a sixty-foot giant after being exposed to radiation from a plutonium bomb. Giants have also existed as an alien race, such as the giants found on the unnamed planet in the Land of the Giants television series. Giant monsters have also been used as a popular film trope, particularly in Japanese Tokusatsu films of the 1960s and 70s.
(See Also: Daikaiju)
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Gorram is a phrase used in the Firefly television series. It carries with it a negative connotation and is generally used as an exclamation or expletive. It is a variation of the Earth phrase "God damn". Variations of the term include Gorramit. It was first used by the character of Jayne Cobb in the first episode of the series "The Train Job".
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Gothamite is a demonym which refers to natives and/or residents of the fictional location known as Gotham City, which is found in the Batman multimedia franchise. All media which relates to Batman involves Gothamites to some extent or another. Classic representations of Gothamites, depicted them as generic stock characters, who could be representative of any large American city. Over the years, as the flavor of Gotham City continued to evolve, so too did the cultural identity of its people. In modern contexts, Gotham is presented as a dark, Gothic metropolitan city, consumed by greed, corruption and mania. Gothamites may be presented in all manner of personality archetypes ranging from despondent public officials and wealthy socialites to a perpetually growing tide of the criminal underclass.
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In Star Wars continuity, Grand Moff was the title given to the Regional Governors of Oversectors. These sectors, also called Priority Sectors, were locations that were of special interest to the Emperor. These included the Imperial capital of Coruscant and the Death Star. Some Moffs like Grand Moff Tarkin held authority over multiple Priority Sectors. The most infamous of the Grand Moff's was Governor Wilhuff Tarkin who came into power during the rise of the Galactic Empire.
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A gravitational singularity or spacetime singularity is a location where the quantities that are used to measure the gravitational field become infinite in a way that does not depend on the coordinate system. These quantities are the scalar invariant curvatures of spacetime, some of which are a measure of the density of matter.
A Gunnery Sergeant is rank of enlisted non-commissioned officer in some branch of the armed forces. In Earth military culture, a Gunnery Sergeant was a rank held by members of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The rank is just above that of Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant and First Sergeant. The rank has also been used in several non-Terran military outfits such as Systems Commonwealth High Guard featured in the television series Andromeda.
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A Gynoid is an artificial likeness of the feminine physique, usually taking the form of a robot or android. Gynoids may also be presented as dolls or mannequinns. The term is derived from the word android in response to its linguistically masculine lexical element andro-, which is perceived as implying a male-styled robot according to some cultural readings. Another term for a Gynoid is Fembot. Fembots served as a recurring antagonist on the original Bionic Woman television series.
(See Also: Android; Robot)
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