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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.



one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.


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SIB severity does vary and can be conceptualized by its topography, which commonly includes self-biting, head-to-object banging, head striking or slapping, skin picking, self-scratching, and self-cutting (Emerson, 1995).
The Essex SIB (developed by Social Finance) will fund a programme of intensive support to approximately 380 children and their families with the aim of diverting young people from entering care.
The Peterborough scheme is too small to deliver substantial 'cashable' saving; the ability of the SIB model to deliver significant savings for government remains unproven.
That's basically what I wanted to do--to give young sibs a chance to meet their peers, talk about the good parts and not so good parts with others that get it, and to do it in a kid-friendly manner.
Established with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the SIB Lab at Harvard Kennedy School conducts research on how governments can foster social innovation and improve the results they obtain with their social spending.
The mission of SIBS is to make important contribution to the country and the world in areas of human health, bioresources and sustainable development of agriculture and environment, and so on.
The first SIB was offered in September 2010, by Social Finance, Ltd.
PrivateServer can support, depending on the environment, more than 4,000 typical card transactions per second, which is an important feature for SIBS and the banks it represents because of the expected high volume card usage," he adds.
They're under a mountain of pressure to figure out what's going on with your sib, get him help and perhaps deal with the school or the law.