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aspiration

1. 
a. the act of breathing
b. a breath
2. removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction
3. Med
a. the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body
b. the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction

aspiration

[‚as·pə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
The removal of fluids from a cavity by suction.
(microbiology)
The use of suction to draw up a sample in a pipette.
(science and technology)
Act or the result of removing, carrying along, or drawing by suction.

aspiration

In an air-conditioned room, the pulling of room air into the moving air-stream which is discharging from a diffuser.
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Using data from all three waves of the study, a trajectory was created for each participant, tracking how his or her educational aspirations changed over the course of high school and post-secondary.
29 May 2012 - UK private equity firm August Equity LLP said it had finalised its investment in Aspirations Care Group Ltd, which was realised through its participation in the buy-in management buy-out (BIMBO) of the Gloucester-based community care services company.
Children are expected to gradually gain better insight into their own aspirations and capabilities as they grow up and interact with members of the broader society.
Occupational aspirations constitute a person's desired work-related goals under ideal circumstances; these goals can reflect information about self-concept, perceived opportunities, and interests and hopes (Rojewski, 2005).
A former Minister of Transportation under the Goodluck Jonathan led PDP federal government, Abdullahi Idris Umar has declared his aspirations to contest the gubernatorial ticket of Gombe State under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of Arab Parliament's foreign affairs and national security committee meeting, Al-Deqbasi said the Arab Parliament is interested in honoring aspirations of the Arab nations, expressing his hope that AP would meet some of these aspirations.
Hence, hypothesis 1 is supported as parents holding more traditional gender role attitudes are less likely to have aspirations of higher education for their children.
Chronic seromas can lead to infection, pain, frequent trips to have aspirations performed and increased patient anxiety.
The aim of this proposal is to improve our understanding of the relationship between aspirations and socio-economic outcomes of disadvantaged individuals, in order to answer the question: Can we design policy interventions that shift aspirations in a way that is conducive to developmentIn addressing the above question a fundamental role is played by social norms and by the ability of individuals to coordinate on new aspirations, hence the analysis of social effects is a salient feature of this proposal.
He said that in his address at UNGA, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif represented the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and presented their case before the international community.
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Foreign body aspirations are rare in adults compared with children and can sometimes be fatal (1).