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According to the literal definition or widely-known understanding of something. You know, illegal activities by definition break the law. I always thought that singers were outgoing by definition—until I saw how shy you are off-stage.
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According to prior determination, as a given. For example, This antibiotic is by definition the most effective now on the market. [1970s]
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The history of what has transpired so far in other countries regarding the IHRA definition is extremely troubling and was called out a year ago by over 40 Jewish groups in an (https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/30jewishgroupsbds/) open letter.
The House Armed Services Committee report explains that a single definition of subcontract would provide "clarification, simplicity and consistency for defense procurement actions." The Section 809 Panel--an independent advisory board on streamlining Defense Department acquisition regulations--likely would agree with the committee's assessment, as the House's definition of "subcontract" appears to have been taken directly from the panel's January 2018 report.
Two MM CLOs with the largest cov-lite buckets, Antares CLO 2017-2 and Golub Capital Partners CLO 18(M)-R, have a narrow cov-lite definition. The remaining five Fitch-rated Golub MM CLOs have a lower limit for cov-lite portfolio exposure at 10% or 12.5%, albeit with less constraining cov-lite definitions.
The disagreement on the definition emerged from the fact that this definition will be used at a later stage when the government brings tobacco use and consumption under regulation and imposes cess on Tobacco and hence requires to be seen carefully as to what products or by-products will be taxed.
The definition was replaced as "the commodity made from any part of the plant NicotianaTobaccum or NicotianaRustica used or consumed in the manufacture of cigarettes or any other tobacco product or by-product through any other modes, forms and processes".
Comments: Both cGMPs' definitions for lot or control number denote a unique number or ID for a specific lot or batch.
The national SME definition ensures equal support for all SMEs from all stakeholders, as it aims to improve the policies and efforts of the SME sector development based on a clear definition.
The Army may claim that it has a good, or even great, understanding of what leadership is or needs to be, but it cannot claim that it has found the perfect definition for leadership.
Geometry provides numerous examples of activities that employ definition, such as constructions, proofs, and categorising geometric objects (de Villiers, 1998).
NEHA recently approved newly revised definitions of the terms "environmental health" and "environmental health professional" at the July 2013 board of directors meeting in Crystal City, Virginia.
Another popular definition of disability available today is what is known as a "modified own occ" or "own occ and not working" or sometimes "own occ and not engaged." This definition is generally defined as "due to a sickness or injury, you are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your occupation AND you are not working or engaged in another occupation." The "and you are not working or engaged in another occupation" wording in this definition impacts how a claim will be adjudicated and can alter the outcome of the payout of a claim.
This inevitably leads Socrates to ascertain the correct definition of piety, so that he can accurately separate pious acts from non-pious acts.
The concept of remission can be usefully defined as "The state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness, with the possibility of a return of disease activity." (1) The first definition of remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was formulated by Pinals and colleagues (2) in 1981.
Each successive definition presented in Table 1 encompasses the previous one(s), with the third definition being the broadest because of the lower cut-point for Hb[A.sub.1c] judged to be indicative of diabetes.