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course of action

A plan and the series of actions that will follow. Our options are limited, but we have to decide on a course of action instead of doing nothing.
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course of action

the procedures or sequence of actions that someone will follow to accomplish a goal. I plan to follow a course of action that will produce the best results. The board planned a course of action that would reduce costs and eliminate employees.
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a course of ˈaction

a way of doing, managing, or achieving something: What is the best course of action to take?Two alternative courses of action are open to us: either we deal with him directly or we get the help of a lawyer.
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Strength: For any ends, e and f, if an agent cares about e more deeply than she cares about f and it is not unreasonable of the agent to care more deeply about e than she cares about f, then the agent has a stronger pro tanto reason not take a course of action that is incompatible with e than she has not to take a course of action that is incompatible with f.
The most critical part of this step is to make sure that information on each evaluation criteria and for each course of action is gathered and entered in the chart.
Many delegations agreed with this course of action.
The course of action the physicians chose to take was quite alienated from the wishes my grandmother had expressed throughout her years of treatment.
Whether Masahito is making a decision for his team or on his own, his course of action should be the same.
A decision can be briefly characterized as the "acceptance or rejection of a course of action.
That course of action will prevent hidden damage from accumulating if excessive blood sugar concentrations subsequently develop, the panal predicts.
The RPD model emphasizes the recognition of situational dynamics as one of the key drivers in selecting a course of action.
This study presents four research questions: (1) Does tutor training affect a tutor's ability to identify an appropriate course of action for a student?
Forecast" means prospective financial statements that present, to the best of the responsible party's knowledge and belief, an entity's expected financial position, results of operations, and changes in financial position or cash flows that are based on the responsible party's assumptions reflecting conditions it expects to exist and the course of action it expects to take;
A member of the office staff, however, had something else to show him: a demo of the icon-based Course of Action authoring system from Authorware, Inc.
Further testing is being undertaken to define the extent of this contamination and the proper course of action for remediation.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has asked the government to bring a piece of legislation for implementation on its recommendations within a period of two months, otherwise, the Senate will take its own course of action to address the issue.
Islamabad, September 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): All Parties Conference (APC) will begin here today (Thursday) to devise a future course of action with national consensus regarding US allegations against Pakistan concerning Haqqani network.
This analysis from the combat developers provided further validation that convergence was a viable course of action.