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sima

[′sī·mə]
(petrology)
A petrologic term for the lower layer of the earth's crust, composed of silica- and magnesia-rich rocks; source of basaltic magma; sima is equivalent to the lower part of the continental crust and the bulk of the oceanic crust. Also known as intermediate layer.

cyma, cima

A molding having a profile of double curvature; one having an ogee profile.
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About SIMA and DataSpeaks DataSpeaks' proprietary SIMA algorithm applies to multivariate time series data that are becoming ubiquitous with hospital, home, wearable, implanted, and environmental monitoring devices; apps; electronic diaries; and pill monitors.
But now I have learned the frustration stems when I don't understand Sima, and when she does not understand me.
Paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London regards the ancient Sima individuals as early Neandertals.
From the missing mutations in the old DNA sequences the researchers calculated that the Sima hominin lived about 400,000 years ago.
Sima Samar] award and ours will encourage people worldwide to continue to work together so that many more generations in Afghanistan, Europe and beyond can enjoy what we all want: peace, democracy and the guarantee of fundamental freedoms and human rights.
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Sima, who is also the Group Vice Chairperson of Apparel Group, brings genuine warmth and a cheeky charm that results in a wonderful new talk show inviting the viewers to participate as though they were sitting in on an afternoon tea and catch up with Sima and her guests, not to mention learning a recipe or two along the way.
Sima and her colleagues noted that rates of unnecessary cancer screening are likely to be even higher in the general population of patients with advanced cancer, which would include younger patients and those who are commercially insured (JAMA 2010;304:1584-91).
Sima soon becomes heavily invested in playing Timna's mother.
Bahraini fashion designer Sima Ahmed has formally launched her first collection of party dresses.
Almost half of surgical instruments industry of Sialkot has stopped production, SIMA said.
Speculation surrounds the Afghan capital, Kabul, that Dr Sima Samar 52, the head of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, founded seven years ago, will win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.