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peer

1. a member of a nobility; nobleman
2. a person who holds any of the five grades of the British nobility: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron

Peer

 

the title of a representative of the higher nobility in Great Britain and France. The title first appeared in the Middle Ages. In France it was eliminated in 1789 but temporarily revived during the period from 1814 to 1848. In Great Britain the peerage still exists. Peers have the right to membership in the House of Lords.

peer

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(communications)
A functional unit in a communications system that is in the same protocol layer as another such unit.

peer

(networking)
A unit of communications hardware or software that is on the same protocol layer of a network as another. A common way of viewing a communications link is as two protocol stacks, which are actually connected only at the very lowest (physical) layer, but can be regarded as being connected at each higher layer by virtue of the services provided by the lower layers. Peer-to-peer communication refers to these real or virtual connections between corresponding systems in each layer.

To give a simple example, when two people talk to each other, the lowest layer is the physical layer which concerns the sound pressure waves travelling from mouth to ear (so mouths and ears are peers) the next layer might be the speech and hearing centres in the people's brains and the top layer their cerebellums or minds. Although, barring telepathy, nothing passes directly between the two minds, there is a peer-to-peer communication between them.

peer

On the same level or providing the same function. In networking, a peer is a node that provides the same functionality as another. For example, two desktop PCs in a network are peers. A desktop PC and a server are not peers as they perform different operations. The desktop PC may query the server for business data, but the server does not query the PC for the same data. See peering.
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PEE was standardized using HPTLC analysis in accordance with Jeganathan and Kannan [25] using a solution of the PEE (20 mg/mL) and standard stock solutions of gallic acid and ellagic acid stock (10 [micro]g/mL), prepared in HPLC grade methanol.
Statistics show that patients who have blood in their pee have a one in five chance of cancer and a one in three chance of significant disease of some sort.
Doctor Jenny Harries, Public Health England's regional director for south of England, said: "It's vital that we all do our bit to raise awareness that blood in pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer, and encourage anyone with this symptom to go to their GP.
"Not everyone who has blood in their pee will have cancer, but some people will - about one in 10.
The blood in pee campaign is aimed at men and women aged 50 and over, as between 90% and 97% of bladder and kidney cancer diagnoses are in people in this age group.
(2014) and expressed as mg GAE/g PEE. Total flavone/ flavonol (expressed as mg QE/g PEE) and flavanones/ dihydroflavonol (mg NE/g PEE) content was estimated according to Danert et al.
Customers like the convenience of being able to browse Loblaw's online catalog of more than 20,000 items, order what they want, decide when they want to pick up their order outside of their store and have a company employee load the goods into their vehicle, according to Jeremy Pee, Loblaw's senior vice president of e-commerce.