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narrowing

Unification followed by unfolding. The left-hand side of a rule is unified with some term, resulting in a set of variable bindings. The term is then replaced by the right-hand side of the rule with values substituted for bound variables.
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The study's authors attributed the narrowing gap among women to improvement in deaths rates among blacks for heart disease, homicide and unintentional injuries.
Narrowing the waiver of confidentiality language authorizing taxpayers to disclose the tax structure of a transaction by clarifying that waiver is limited to disclosure of the tax structure to the IRS or other government agencies and to independent tax advisers.
In reading, the across-cohort comparisons suggest a narrowing of the gap through 7th grade, after which the gap remains stable.
Noonan's book, Narrowing the Nation's Power, is that in an effort to correct this supposed imbalance, those same conservative jurists have in recent years abandoned their commitment to a strict reading of the Constitution, embracing, under the tutelage of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, a specious view of states' rights.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.
Does this narrowing of the productivity gap mean that we are a nation in decline?
Credit spreads have reduced considerably over the last three months with the five-year point narrowing significantly from 6265bps to 1731bps, a fall of 73% which is inline with the respective sector.
Middle-age men who feel hopeless or think of themselves as failures may develop atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries that leads to heart attacks and strokes, faster than their more optimistic counterparts, researchers report.
Raeburn, the science editor of the Associated Press, relates many chilling stories of the narrowing genetic base of modern farming.
Surgery to remove a fatty buildup in neck arteries can reduce by more than half the threat of stroke in men who have not shown warning signs of the vessel narrowing.
Because of the narrowing and joinder of issues, the actual trial in Perkin-Elmer proceeded far more quickly than anticipated by the parties, consuming only nine days of trial time over a three-week period.