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commitment

1. the referral of a bill to a committee or legislature
2. Law a written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned

commitment

[kə′mit·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
The establishment of a unique developmental sequence in a cell that differs from the prior state.
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There is also an overlap between Kanter's Affective and Moral Commitments and the antecedents of Allen and Meyer's Normative Commitment.
Report calls for a more joined up approach to our financial and emotional commitments in order to achieve life goals.
The report, titled Your Commitments, Your Future, also revealed that financial and emotional commitments peak between the ages of 35 and 44, when people spend an average of pounds 1,160 a month on financial commitments and think about them for 45 minutes every day.
Research evidence indicates that downsizing is associated with decreased Organizational commitment (Farrell, 2003; T.
Along the same lines, Menkiti argues that the ontological commitments and metaphysical posits in many African traditions cannot be construed in supernatural terms.
As an element of the industry's commitment to "reducing waste, saving energy, and preserving forest resources," the industry's voluntary program also includes a goal of achieving a recovered paper utilization rate of 60%.
Similar arguments apply to resource commitments to knowledge and learning activities (whether experiential, real-time learning or formalized training and education) where the current and direct benefits may be limited but the future opportunity set is expanded dramatically.
Level three: Considers impact of commitments and decisions on other departments and firm as a whole.
UCLA gets lineman: UCLA has received a commitment Tuesday from Alex Potasi, a lineman from Harbor City Narbonne.
The forest policy for the (forest resources) division, which was recently rewritten, has some very explicit commitments about maintaining ecosystem functions and protecting bio-diversity," Nicks says.
They don't understand the difference between love and commitment.
Here's some guidance for same-sex couples working on relationships and long-term commitments