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Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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A common theme among members of the Society of Police Futurists International (4) is the fear that the law enforcement profession will never "catch up" with the necessary computer-based investigative skills to keep pace with criminals who use computer technology.
And we know that Medicaid reimbursements do not keep pace with inflation, which means that many nursing homes are inadequately funded.
The question planners and managers in this market ask themselves is: "How do we keep pace with housing increasing enrollments in aging buildings when we're faced with a rapidly softening economy?
The ability to keep pace with your changing needs; and
In the past 30 years we have quintupled yields per acre for most crops, meaning we have not had to plow down a single acre to keep pace with increased needs of agricultural production.
University of Miami business students keep pace with fast-moving world
Hard disk drive companies are scrambling to keep pace with their record 50-fold increase in storage capacity during the last eight years.
One of the commissioner's main concerns is that the timeliness of financial reporting keep pace with the rapid acceleration of events that influence business.
0 keep pace by offering such features as Object-Linking Embedding (OLE) and CrossTabs func tionality.
The organization has set the example for bringing the right interests to the table to develop and amend national standards to keep pace with innovative advancements in the marketplace.
Global Banking News-October 5, 2015--BAI report says banks not doing enough to keep pace with digital banking revolution
Summary: The Made in UAE exhibition reflects booming national industries and will give a shot in the arm to the industrial sector through promoting and marketing national products to keep pace with the comprehensive boom supported by the wise leadership, according to Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, president of the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or FCCI, and chairman of the board of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or ADCCI.