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mutually exclusive events

[¦myü·chə·lē ik¦sklü·siv i′vens]
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Two or more events such that the occurrence of any one makes impossible the occurrence of any of the others.
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As the authors note, in a casual manner, that an individuals development and growth is likely to be uneven and not fit easily into mutually exclusive theoretical categories.
Each member is assigned to a single clinically supported, mutually exclusive group based on single or multiple disease processes.
Most ecumenical conversations between church bodies and denominations involve often mutually exclusive but sometimes negotiable points of doctrine and worship practice.
Phenomena observed inherent skewing chaos seething empiricisms reveal inate ironies embedded in physical data natural anomalies subtlety imbued not anthroimpositions but preexisting eons ago logical inconsistancies mathematically absurd, but yet not absurd, conditions mutually exclusive, but yet not so.
Although these typologies are not mutually exclusive, Grignon uses them to understand the situations when people dine together.
"These coatings allow an additional 'degree of freedom' in designing a press fabric where previously mutually exclusive goals--fast startup and long life can now be met."
It's simple: Sustainable development is the idea that we can protect natural resources and reduce poverty without sacrificing economic growth--that they're not mutually exclusive, that we require all of them.
Mutually Exclusive Regimes--An SDLI arrangement is taxed under the economic benefit or loan regime.
Melanchthon managed to stand with humanists and with Luther because the two are not mutually exclusive. It is true that many devoted to the studia humanitatis declined to cast their lot in with Luther, but that was because humanism was not fundamentally a theological movement.
Until now, the two goals were mutually exclusive because making a vehicle quieter meant adding more layers of heavy insulating materials.
To participants, Privratsky charged: "Leave smarter than you came and have a whole lot of fun--the two are not mutually exclusive."
Skepticism helps one, as well, to question various theories about the terrorist attacks of 9/11 (page 18), ask if the Islam practiced in the United States is really comparable to the Islam practiced elsewhere (page 22), investigate the anti-abortionist claim that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer (page 7), and challenge "the myth that making profits and protecting the public interest are mutually exclusive goals" (page 26).

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