principal mode


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principal mode

[′prin·sə·pəl ′mōd]
(electromagnetism)
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Des trois modes de consommation des legumes identifies, la sauce est le principal mode de cuisson des legumes dans toutes les localites.
Au debut, des rapports ont suggere que les rapports heterosexuels constituaient le principal mode de transmission du virus en Afrique (2).
Transcriptions used a music score to convey music as the principal mode (see Transcript 3).
In carriage driving, a horseman has only his voice, the reins and the whip, a principal mode of propulsion.
In the 1980s and 1990s, a principal mode of moving bulk cocaine (1 ton or more) was via Colombian fishing vessels that averaged 65 to 80 feet in length and generally carried 5 to 10 tons of product.
This split became more pronounced as increasing numbers of people grew up with television as, in Postman's words, "our culture's principal mode of knowing about itself." Undoubtedly, a generation raised as recipients of sound-bite shallow news delivered by soap-star superficial talking heads would view the media as a one-way medium; passive "edutainment" from which one should soak up opinions appropriate for little more than cocktail party banter.
This is based on the drug's principal mode of action as an enhancer of mitochondrial electron flux and energy production as well as its antioxidant properties which may protect the retinal and optic nerve cells in LHON patients.
If there is any uncertainty about whether the product falls under the drug or medical device category of the DCA under this schedule, regulators will consider the principal mode of action of the product.
Quinine is a very commonly used anti-malarial drug, but, to date, the principal mode of quinine action against the malaria parasite has remained largely unclear.
The principal mode of disclosure is governed by the concept of operating segments (a) that engage in business activities from which they may earn revenues and incur expenses (including revenues and expenses relating to transactions with other components of the same entity), (b) whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the entity's chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and to assess its performance, and (c) for which discrete financial information is available.

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