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fictitious

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Pertaining to or measured from an arbitrary reference line as in fictitious equator, fictitious latitude, or fictitious longitude.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Three years ago, she started offering the furnished apartments, which are what was being fictitiously advertised on Craigslist.
* This is a "role-playing game." Pretend you are that person and act (fictitiously if needed) so that the game plays out smoothly.
Yet the budget also assumed no actual change in the tax law, and thus applied the fictitiously assumed GDP growth would apply to the existing tax base, not the smaller tax base that would have purportedly driven the selfsame increase in GDP.
A vast herd of fictitious livestock was created, for which food, medicines and animal husbandry equipment were fictitiously purchased.
The lengthy description delivered by the team was summarized in the report below, in which we attempted to provide basic and important elements to explain the case of the user who we fictitiously call Rosa.
It is the wonderstruck and conjunctive moment of reflection via the practical ego: 'So that S what I wanted!' This new sense of self can be fictitiously applied to linear time through narrative (i.e.
(23) George cleverly focuses on us getting to know only two of them well, Mikael and Ana, fictitiously caught in a love triangle with an American journalist.
In order to stress the importance of having access to data on the universe of firms, we have fictitiously reduced our sample, and then compared our results with those obtained from different sample cuts that are commonly used in the literature.
In addition to accurately reported information, certain situations, characters and event portrayed in the blog are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously," the bottom of their homepage states.
It does so by spoofing a 'The Bachelor' type of dating tilt, fictitiously titled 'Everlasting.'
The isolated use of such questionnaires would fictitiously increase the number of children affected by the disorder and would be detrimental to those with a misdiagnosis because of the stigma of incorrect labeling, potential harm from pharmacological interventions' side effects, and deprivation of adequate intervention for problems that could be present.