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law of the excluded middle

[¦lȯ əvthē ik‚sklüd·əd ′mid·əl]
(mathematics)
A principle of logic whereby a proposition is either true or false but cannot be both true and false. Also known as principle of dichotomy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There is so little they can do that the only sanction is to exclude on a permanent or temporary basis."
Previously, the most an individual could exclude from income was $80,000.
Would the Department consider legislation to change the definition of a salary deferral arrangement in order to exclude stock-based compensation that provides for symmetrical treatment on the timing of the deduction to the employer and the inclusion of the income to the employee?
Although judges have always been permitted to preview and exclude expert evidence, relatively few exercised this right prior to a trio of U.S.
Most researchers exclude people who know they are sick before they enter a study on the risk of dying.
Christian churches do not exclude from the table those who have physical ailments or psychological troubles.
By a 2-to-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the state agency's decision, holding that it "facially discriminates on the basis of religion." The state "may not offer a benefit to all," the Court concluded, "but exclude some on the basis of religion." If the Supreme Court, as many expect, agrees with this reasoning, it would seem to follow that excluding religious schools from voucher programs is also unconstitutional.
However, Jane may exclude the remaining $11,000 gain because she is not required to allocate any gain to the business use since both the property's residential and business portions are within the same dwelling unit.
What this approach tends to exclude is the plurality of values and perspectives that shape particular moral communities.
A limited warranty sufficient to exclude or modify a housing merchant implied warranty must be written in plain English and must clearly disclose that the warranty is a limited warranty which limits implied warranties on the sale of the new home and the words "limited warranty" must be clearly and conspicuously captioned at the beginning of the warranty document.
Moreover, the self yearns to rediscover its basic identity with God, a unity that happens to exclude other people who are "different" or relegate them to lower levels of a developmental hierarchy.
Local education authorities in England and Wales exclude more than 12,000 children a year from school.