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mutually exclusive events

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Two or more events such that the occurrence of any one makes impossible the occurrence of any of the others.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Holloway finds it almost ironic how his two worlds have collided after so many years of both existing in mutual exclusivity. "I'm a typical Gemini," he jokes.
Despite the mutual exclusivity of some of the central beliefs of these two philosophies, Williams argues that they have dangerous common ground: Postmodernism ...
Responding to those who would take issue with Chesnutt's inclusion as a major figure in the realist canon, given the strong political register of what are often read as his "purpose novels," Simmons asserts that "[c]entral to Chesnutt's realism is the conviction that understanding reality rightly requires action" (15), thus denying the mutual exclusivity of realism and political directive.
While it is typically assumed that all value-generating projects should be accepted, Shapiro addresses the important issue of limited project choice due to capital rationing or mutual exclusivity in the chapter's appendix.
Alternative came to imply a mutual exclusivity between these types of care and the regular practice of medicine.
Social scientists, for example, use the word paradigm loosely to describe competing theories, although often there is no sign of revolutionary change, or of mutual exclusivity or incommensurability.
By stressing the interdependence, rather than the mutual exclusivity, of eroticism and spirituality in Hopkins's work, Saville is indeed able to have her cake and keep it.
"Mutual exclusivity is smoke and mirrors." A common practice with NPV analysis is to treat future decisions as mutually exclusive alternatives.
Coundon Court School he also excelled at cricket but when he was 13 dropped the sport because of the mutual exclusivity in the technique of swinging a bat and swinging a club.
In the devel opmental literature, the same phenomenon has been termed "mutual exclusivity" (Markman, 1989) with a similar rationale; it is thought that very young children assume that each object has only one name.
The new rules, introduced last year to improve transparency and quality of tender evaluations, aim to achieve fair competition among tenderers by introducing mutual exclusivity between participating in the preparation of a project and participation in its execution.
A mutual exclusivity exists in that only one service station of any size can be built at suburb B location 1 and suburb C location 2; therefore: only one of [B.sub.1] + [C.sub.2].

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