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To decide definitively that something will or can possibly happen. (Used especially—and somewhat redundantly—in the phrase "not ruled in or ruled out.") Look, nothing has been ruled in or ruled out at this stage, so we just have to wait until the doctors have more information to work with. We'll neither rule in nor rule out the possibility of a shakeup in management if this branch's profits continue to fall.
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One such step is to tighten the rules in section 163(j).
TEI requested an update on the type of guidance contemplated and whether rules in respect of nonqualified deferred compensation plans would be similar to the May 2002 regulations issued under section 457.
This feature enables nontechnical users to create complex SQL statements for data transformations by specifying business rules in plain English.
The SecureDATA(sm) product line integrates evidence-based measures and rules in order to provide real time information for managing specific patient populations.