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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.

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FHWA's Center for Innovative Finance Support recently conducted a series of roundtables and an informal survey with its partners to determine what additional assistance the SIB program could provide.
With this binding initiative, local sponsors of Federal-aid projects can directly finance their non-Federal share through the SIB program where available.
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Based on survey research and archival data, the reported prevalence rates of SIB for individuals with ASD range from 33% to 71% (McTiernan, Leader, Healy, & Mannion, 2011; Richards, Oliver, Nelson, & Moss, 2012; Richman et al., 2013).
But, this raises questions such as how relevant is the concept of SIB to the Indian banking system?
There are several benefits to SIBs that make the funding structure advantageous over traditional forms of government funding.
SIB appearing as an outward expression of pain occurs more often in those with limited expressive/verbal communication skills (Breau et al., 2003).
In the case of SIBs, at first it appears fairly clear that investors invest their money expecting to derive profits from their investment.
I figure that most of them have at least one brother or sister, so I think it's safe to say that there are probably about 6.5 million sibs out there.
After completing an initial assessment of the SIB and assessing the client's reason for self-injury and stopping point, college counselors can provide appropriate alternatives to SIBs.