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1. Med (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms
2. Physics a field of force, system, etc., in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them


in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere
1. of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2. of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism
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"Because the 'ultra-short' category lacks specificity - with some funds managed very conservatively and others aggressively, with durations close to a year and credit quality that dips into the high yield space - `it is critical for investors to look under the hood of ultra-short funds to see how their investment engines run.
For birds treated conservatively for coracoid injuries, general anesthesia was induced by facemask with 5% isoflurane at the time of initial examination, and the injury was confirmed by radiography (Fig 1).
* Only conservatively colored T-shirts and sweatshirts allowed; no shirts with inappropriate prints or lettering.
Of those initially managed conservatively Who underwent subsequent surgery, 41% underwent vaginal repair, 53% underwent abdominal repair, and the remaining patients underwent other types of repair.
The results suggest that most children with epiglottitis can be managed conservatively for a lower cost and with shorter hospital stays and lower mortality rates, said Dr.
Abu Jarbooa added that banning Gazans from mixing on the beach and dressing conservatively aims to "preserve morals" and promote virtue.
The knowledge of the natural course of the illness and the outcomes of patients conservatively managed may help tailor the strategies and algorithms in those cases where management has not yet been clearly defined.
Despite strong demand during the holiday season and a slight increase in load factor over 2006, JetBlue said it would grow "more conservatively" in 2008.
A published comparison of paid-for insurance in 1906 and 1907 revealed some companies suffered a substantial net loss, while more conservatively managed companies experienced a substantial net gain.
"I think I was guilty of playing too conservatively because of the six-stroke lead," said Finch.
"We'll rehabilitate him conservatively for between six and eight weeks.

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