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consociation

[kən‚sō·sē′ā·shən]
(ecology)
A climax community of plants which is dominated by a single species.
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According to Soil Survey Division Staff (1993), 75% of the pedons in each delineation of a soil consociation map unit are of the same soil components that provide the name for the map unit.
Consociation is conventionally described as the sharing of power between the leaders of the contending groups or segments, each of which usually has the power of veto, he explains, but it can also entail proportional distribution of posts in the legislature and bureaucracy as well as the executive, and a degree of autonomy or self-rule for the parties, especially in matters of cultural consequence.
Part one introduces and theoretically explores the central concepts of this paper--transversalism and consociation.
In equivalent or complimentary incorporation, the society is constituted as a consociation of complimentary or equivalent, but mutually exclusive corporate divisions, memberships in one of which is prerequisite for citizenship in the wider unit.
A viable federal model might be a binational, multiethnic, multireligious, pluralist state based on consociation.
One scenario of possible return would be to extend the achieved degree of protection to the past homeland through reconquest and the elimination of any threat by its new inhabitants (through expulsion, oppression, consociation, etc.
In 1816, the year of Peter's execution, a Philadelphia printer issued "A Calm Dissuasive against Intemperance," a statement of the Fairfield West Consociation of Congregational Churches in Connecticut that expressed alarm at 'how very often strong drink drowns conjugal, parental, filial, and fraternal affection.
8] Of course, the consociation is fine, not crude--let me not be misunderstood.
Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Bohai Sea Rim Economic Zone and Northeast China are strengthening the consociation and coordination, constructing the vast environment for the development of logistics industry.
Covenant is characterized as a commitment among several counterparties under common pursuit of shared values for long-term consociation and cooperation, while a contract is an enforceable agreement between self-interested individuals for the pursuit of mutual benefits, or in short: "Contracts aim at mutual gain while covenants aim at mutual give" (133).
The Albanians speak of autochthonous Albanian lands, about federalization of Macedonia, new Ohrid Agreement, changes in the state symbols, and implementation of full consociation democracy as it was define in theory ('Badinter' double majority voting for every Law, which means ethnic veto for any decision, not just for certain areas and questions).
The bloc therefore insists that all solutions and settlements be wholly Lebanese, reminding that the main pillar which ensures the continuation of the Lebanese [political] formula and Constitution is the principle of consociation democracy that ensures real partnership which is fair and balanced, that ensures one side does not win at the other's expense," a statement issued by the bloc said.