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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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Considers it a reflection cast on the memory of the best of men, to suppose that his course of action toward the Misses Vanstone can be other than the course of action which his father pursued.
New Delhi/ Kanpur, June 16 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will "soon" decide the course of action on presidential candidature, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Saturday.
This claim by the incommensurabilist motivates a simple but powerful rationale for the deliberative disposition that Exclusion describes: if an agent cannot respond in deliberation to the prospective loss of an end she cares about simply by subtracting its disvalue from the value of the potential gains by which that loss might be compensated, in order to arrive at an estimation of the overall value of the course of action in question, then a reasonable deliberative response to such a prospective loss will simply be to aim to avoid it--that is, to treat the end in question as a negative end, which imposes deliberative boundaries on her thought.
Armed with this initial estimate of the scope of effort required to develop the converged solution, the programmatics workgroup developed a proposed cost and schedule, ensuring that only "delta costs" associated with convergence were considered in the course of action development.
Seven APEC economies pledged a total of more than $10 million to fund implementation of the course of action.
For example, knowing we cannot control the weather, we may choose the course of action to carry an umbrella in case it rains.
Secondly, the course of action taken by the letter writers: I suggest that ECHO Letters readers are not typically ``litter louts'' so why address comments to them?
At this point in the process, it would be simple to say that the course of action with the lowest score is the best option, but an important factor has yet to be considered.
The course of action the physicians chose to take was quite alienated from the wishes my grandmother had expressed throughout her years of treatment.
My analysis divides decisions into two parts: a course of action (a content) and an acceptance or rejection of the course of action (a value judgment).
the situation awareness) and decisions about the course of action to pursue.
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;
The great advantage of this method is that a link can be drawn from the problem to a course of action and to the cost of resources necessary to implement the course of action.
The course of action is further justified, the Board noted, by information gathered from Buyins.