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genie:

see jinnijinni
, feminine jinniyah
, plural jinn
, in Arabic and Islamic folklore, spirit or demon endowed with supernatural power. In ancient belief the jinn were associated with the destructive forces of nature.
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genie

1. (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
2. another word for jinni

Genie

An online information and bulletin board service that closed its doors at the end of 1999, much to the dismay of its many users, some of whom were still chatting when the plug was pulled. Genie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) was set up as a joint venture between GE and Ameritech in 1985, and in time was acquired by Yovelle Renaissance Corporation and then by IDT in the mid-1990s. Its roundtable discussions, chat lines, games and Internet access attracted a niche of science fiction aficionados as well as horror and fantasy writers. The growth of other online services affected Genie's traffic, which in those early days, peaked at some 400,000 users. See online service. See also Jini.
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The independent variables were: the GINI coefficient, the economic growth rate, and the unemployment rate.
It is important also to note, however, that the Gini coefficients, (calculated with data from household surveys), for several Latin American countries are in the range of 45-55 percent, quite high by international standards.
The Gini Index: Table 1 reveals the value of the Gini coefficient when using state per capita personal incomes to estimate a Lorenz curve for the 50 states.
When [delta] = 2, the following formula is the original Gini formula:
2000) proposed measurement of educational Gini index.
Therefore the Gini Coefficient must be between zero and one because the equation tells us that perfect equality would give a coefficient of zero, and perfect inequality would give a coefficient of one.
Game outcomes (coded as previously described and hereafter called WIN) were regressed on the team's Gini ratio (GINI) and the natural logarithm of average team salary (lnSALARY).
1) Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux, The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).
These portfolios are natural extensions of the classic Lorenz curve and associated Gini index that we review in the following.
The statistic that they used to gauge income inequality was the Gini coefficient, which measures income distribution: a Gini coefficient of zero stands for perfect equality, whereas a Gini coefficient of 1 (or 100 percent) stands for maximum inequality.
Interest in the determinants of income inequality, most commonly measured as the Gini index, has been sparked by a trend towards greater inequality in most of the advanced economies since about 1970 (Alderson and Nielsen, 2002; Atkinson, 2004).