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(both: ē`myo͞o), common name for a large, flightless bird of Australia, related to the cassowarycassowary
, common name for a flightless, swift-running, pugnacious forest bird of Australia and the Malay Archipelago, smaller than the ostrich and emu. The plumage is dark and glossy and the head and neck unfeathered, wattled, and brilliantly colored, with variations in the
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 and the ostrichostrich,
common name for a large flightless bird (Struthio camelus) of Africa and parts of SW Asia, allied to the rhea, the emu and the extinct moa. It is the largest of living birds; some males reach a height of 8 ft (244 cm) and weigh from 200 to 300 lb (90–135
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. There is only one living species, Dromaius novaehollandiae. It is 5 to 6 ft (150–180 cm) tall and a very swift runner. The head and neck are feathered. The six or seven dark green eggs, laid in a sandy pit, are sometimes incubated by the male and require 56 days to hatch. The emu is easily tamed. Emus are raised for meat and eggs, leather, and oil, which is rendered from their fat. The emu is classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Struthioniformes, family Dromaiidae.
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(vertebrate zoology)
Dromiceius novae-hollandiae. An Australian ratite bird, the second largest living bird, characterized by rudimentary wings and a feathered head and neck without wattles.
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a large Australian flightless bird, Dromaius novaehollandiae, similar to the ostrich but with three-toed feet and grey or brown plumage: order Casuariiformes
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(Economic and Monetary Union) The consolidation of European currencies into one monetary unit called the "euro," which phased in on January 1, 1999. Accounting systems that dealt with the currencies of the participating countries had to deal with both native and euro values. On January 1, 2002, euro notes and coins were made available, with national currencies withdrawn by March 1 of that year. Public and private companies spent more than $150 billion (USD equivalent) modifying their information systems. As of January 1, 2015, the following countries use the euro:

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The European Monetary Union is an example of this type of arrangement.
Some interpret the process of European monetary union as a fundamental step toward deeper political union; others argue that it should be seen as a tool for economic efficiency.
The July/August ERM crisis was just the latest bump in the road to European monetary union. In September 1992, similar conditions of speculative attacks led to the eventual withdrawal of the British pound sterling and the Italian lira from the ERM.
After previously hoping to join the European Monetary Union by 2014, finance minister Andris Vilks told Latvian Television on Wednesday that the country wouldn't join until the debt crisis abates and the euro zone's membership no longer in flux.
The cases examined involved the free movement of goods in the EU in traditional national industries in Germany and France; German and British subsidies to domestic industries, and noncompliance with the European Monetary Union.
The EC, however, is now in expectation of new data about Bulgaria's macroeconomic condition, and only after that it will decide on whether and when to submit a proposal to the Council for setting the country under the procedure requiring a reduction of the state deficit, Altafaj has said in the wake of a report on state finances in the European Monetary Union.
The parallel perhaps would be to consider an alternative history for the Euro in which European Monetary Union (EMU) consists only of Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
He was a critic of former Chancellor Nigel Lawson's desire to bring Britain into the European Monetary Union.
DG ECFIN have launched an online poster competition to celebrate the 10 anniversary of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro for kids between 10 and 14 years old living in the euro area and Slovakia, the European Commission Representation in Cyprus said yesterday.
academics, was skeptical--not of the wisdom of the European monetary union project--but of the likelihood of the Germans and the Bundesbank giving up their central role under the European Monetary System regime of 1980s and 1990s.
There will be fewer employees in major businesses as a result of the Swedish no-vote on the European Monetary Union, according to a recent study from the Swedish national statistics agency.
Today's study, written by economists Alejandro Micco, Ernesto Stein and Guillermo Ordo ez of the Inter-American Development Bank, found the 12 eurozone countries enjoyed a boost in trade not only with one another but also with non-euro states in the first two years of European Monetary Union between 1999 and 2001.

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