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abstract

1. denoting art characterized by geometric, formalized, or otherwise nonrepresentational qualities
2. Philosophy (of an idea) functioning for some empiricists as the meaning of a general term
3. an abstract painting, sculpture, etc.

Abstract

 

a brief oral or written summary of a book, a scientific or scholarly work, or the results of a scientific or scholarly study. An abstract generally aims to provide scientific or scholarly information. The dissertation abstract written by those seeking the degree of candidate or doctor of sciences is a summary of the dissertation’s chief scholarly and theoretical propositions.

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In cases where there were multiple expected payers, abstractors only coded one, using the following hierarchy: Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, WC, self-pay, no charge, other, unknown.
The knowledge base incorporates both linguistic knowledge (ability to interpret the language of texts in the subject area dealt with) and nonlinguistic knowledge: understanding of the subject matter, of the needs and interests of the audience served, and of the guidelines under which the abstractor is to operate.
ATPR), a provider of technology focused solutions for the real estate and settlement services industry, announced the expansion of its nationwide abstractor network for SmartProp, a next generation property search reporting product.
the national association of record for the title and settlement-services industry, was founded in 1907 and currently represents almost 2,000 industry participants, including underwriters, agents and abstractors.
Neither medical record abstractor was blinded to the study hypotheses, which may have biased the results from the nonobservational study.
SmartProp is backed by a robust nationwide network of abstractors.
Seventy psychiatric emergency patients were abstracted simultaneously and independently by two nurse abstractors.
MapuSoft's OS Abstractor product satisfied SOSCOE requirements for memory and thread management on two operating systems.
Seasonal conditions and separate licences for winter or summer abstraction would disappear, allowing higher flows to be abstracted all year, not just in winter, but would restrict use on all abstractors during very low river flows to protect the environment.
The list includes such diverse, and perhaps surprising, categories as aromatherapists, bailiffs, chimney sweeps, coaches, debt collectors, expert witnesses, hair replacement centers, horticultural consultants, polygraph operators, title abstractors and undertakers.
However, transcription has historically been tarred with the reputation that human abstractors are needed to transform the data into computer-readable codes to support secondary uses such as analytics, reporting, decision support, billing, and research and quality initiatives.
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers--the occupation under which title examiners fall--may work for title insurance companies, real estate agencies, and law firms.