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predation

[prə′dā·shən]
(biology)
The killing and eating of an individual of one species by an individual of another species.
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Excited about the Keck findings, he notes that the observations "are not direct evidence that stars predate galaxies, because we don't know when the first galaxies formed, but they certainly make it more likely.
Products from the former VERITAS Software solution portfolio are not included in the terms of Symantec's current ESI contract, which predate the closure of Symantec's merger with VERITAS Software.
Palazzolo and McCaw, on the other hand, plausibly argue that unless they are allowed to sue for relief now, even though the relevant restrictions predate their purchases, there can be no redress for owners who have been unconstitutionally deprived of their property in the past and no precedent protecting against further extortion in the future.
If he and his colleagues could link lead exposure to these antibodies, they would have a simple blood test to pick up even early effects of this metal on the brain -- changes that predate overt symptoms and irreversible damage.
The data also suggest that European and Asian columbines predate North Amerirican species.
1, therefore, one must recognize that it is designed to grandfather certain undertakings which predate June 22, 1984".
Both have relationships with the Bank that long predate their service as directors, both are committed to the Bank's mission, and both are dedicated to ensuring that this institution continues its trend of sound, profitable growth.
Because the meteoritic diamonds contain traces of xenon gas in an isotopic proportion uncommon in the solar system, researchers believe they predate the sun.
They predate the design of new DRAM products using Rambus technology and fall in a time period when, according to the recent guilty pleas of one DRAM company and four of its executives, there existed a criminal conspiracy among certain DRAM companies to eliminate competition.
Attorney Dale Goldsmith of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, representing the airline, said United's cargo-handling plans predate the LAX master plan.
But new observations have dramatically narrowed the information gap -- and they hint that the stars predate the galaxies.
But analysts said Wednesday they're hard-pressed to find a dishonest side of Sears and suggested that many of its problems predate a revival and revamping of the Sears corporate culture nearly six years ago.