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temperature-sensitive mutation

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 49 words.

A conditional mutation (ts mutation), one that is only expressed at certain temperatures, usually because the nonpermissive temperature causes conformational instability in an essential...

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price-sensitive information

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and John Black.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 47 words.

Information about a company which, if publicly known, could affect its share price. This includes figures on profits, employment, turnover, innovations, mineral finds, changes in senior...

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price-sensitive information

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 47 words.

Information about a company which, if publicly known, could affect its share price. This includes figures on profits, employment, turnover, innovations, mineral finds, changes in senior...

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Gender-Sensitive Parliaments

Sonia Palmieri.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour; Political Institutions; Political Theory. 11739 words.

While women have succeeded in promoting a feminist agenda in some parliaments, the international research shows that this is not always possible, and accordingly, not a realistic...

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direction-sensitive neuron

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A ganglion cell in the retina that is specialized to respond to movement in just one direction in the visual field and that underlies the image-retinal system. It is believed to receive...

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Intention-Sensitive Expressions

Emma Borg.

in Pursuing Meaning

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 13795 words.

This chapter examines the role of speaker intentions in issues of reference determination for context-sensitive expressions, focusing on demonstratives. Intuitively, the referent of a token...

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touch-sensitive device

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A flat rectangular device that responds to the touch of, say, a finger by transmitting the coordinates of the touched point to a computer. The touch-sensitive area may be the screen itself,...

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Evaluating sensitive interventions

Rachel Jewkes.

in Evaluating Health Promotion

October 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 3501 words.

This chapter focuses on the difficulties in evaluating a sensitive and complicated topic: intimate partner violence. Topics discussed include challenges of evaluating design, measuring...

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accent-sensitive

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Requiring or making a distinction between accented and unaccented forms of a letter and between different accents. In any situation where a computer program is reading characters, a...

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Culturally sensitive communication

Maria Flynn and Dave Mercer.

in Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Skills. 3116 words.

The world population is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse, reflecting patterns of global migration. Nursing care requires consideration of nuances of culture to respond sensitively...

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ASKING SENSITIVE QUESTIONS

ROGER TOURANGEAU and TOM W. SMITH.

in Public Opinion Quarterly

January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 0 words.

This study compared three methods of collecting survey data about sexual behaviors and other sensitive topics: computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), computer-assisted...

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Performance-Sensitive Debt

Gustavo Manso, Bruno Strulovici and Alexei Tchistyi.

in The Review of Financial Studies

May 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Economics. 15849 words.

This article studies performance-sensitive debt (PSD), the class of debt obligations whose interest payments depend on some measure of the borrower’s performance. We demonstrate that the...

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sensitive

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Adj. requiring special protection from disclosure that could cause embarrassment, compromise, or threat to the security of the sponsoring power. The term may be applied to an agency,...

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sensitive

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 36 words.

adj. requiring special protection from disclosure that could cause embarrassment, compromise, or threat to the security of the sponsoring power.

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Toward a Development-sensitive Approach to Transitional Justice

Roger Duthie.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

December 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 8341 words.

1This article argues that transitional justice measures should be designed and implemented in ways that are ‘development sensitive.’ A development-sensitive approach requires...

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pressure-sensitive spot n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 33 words.

A small area of the skin that is abundantly supplied by pressure receptors and is especially sensitive to pressure stimulation,

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Education Ethnography of Sensitive Issues

Martin Bittner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Education. 10459 words.

Ethnography and sensitive issues come together by way of the question, “What can someone know?,” which is a situational dilemma. An ethnography of sensitive issues creates a particular...

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Culture-Sensitive Regulation of Anger

A. Antonio González-Prendes.

in Treatments for Anger in Specific Populations

August 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy. 9792 words.

It has been suggested that cultural norms and display rules dictate culturally sanctioned forms of emotional expression in general and anger in particular. Therefore, a culture-sensitive...

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Locke’s ‘Sensitive Knowledge’

Samuel C. Rickless.

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VII

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 15792 words.

In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke distinguishes between knowledge (which he defines as the perception of agreement or disagreement between two ideas) and assurance (a...

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Cultural Competence and Ethnic Sensitive Practice

Sadye L.M. Logan.

in Social Work

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 12522 words.

Cultural competence, cultural sensitivity, multicultural or cultural responsiveness, and ethnic-sensitive practice are interrelated and interconnected concepts but are not necessarily...

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