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con

(esp US), conn Nautical
the place where a person who cons a vessel is stationed
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con

[SF fandom] A science-fiction convention. Not used of other sorts of conventions, such as professional meetings. This term, unlike many others of SF-fan slang, is widely recognised even by hackers who aren't fans. "We'd been corresponding on the net for months, then we met face-to-face at a con."
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CON

(CONsole) A common device name for the keyboard and screen. See Copy con and device names.
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That facility, which is undergoing the full certificate of need process for a new hospital building, will become the hospital hub of the Eastern Shore's mid-Shore counties.
Additionally, a report from the Mercatus Center, a free-market-oriented think tank at George Mason University, found that states with certificate of need programs have 131 fewer hospital beds per 100,000 people than states without programs and between one and two fewer hospitals that offer MRI services per 500,000 people.
"Does Certificate of Need Affect Cardiac Outcomes and Costs?" International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 6(4): 300-24.
Later, proponents also claimed that CON laws could reduce mortality: "repeal of certificate of need regulations may have adverse effects on patient outcomes and may promote the development of low-volume surgical programs....
In 36 states and the District of Columbia, health care providers must obtain what's known as a "certificate of need" (CON) in order to open up new facilities.
However, he said, the project has been approved by the New Hampshire Health Services Planning and Review Board, which administers the state's certificate of need program.
Starting in the 1960s, the American Hospital Association lobbied states to enact certificate of need (CON) laws.
State health officials are set to grant a certificate of need for the proposed psychiatric hospital in Junction City, thereby allowing the project to clear another bureaucratic hurdle.
Mesa Power Group has received a certificate of need and site permit for the Goodhue Wind Project, from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

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