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1. Maths logic (of a relation) distinguished from a weaker relation by excluding the case where the relata are identical. For example, every set is a subset of itself, but a proper subset must exclude at least one member of the containing set
2. the parts of the Mass that vary according to the particular day or feast on which the Mass is celebrated
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As it is apparent, semi-properness is a weaker restriction than properness. Indeed, semi-properness means that indirect utility function v is required to be locally more risk averse than u at w.
Here I will also argue that literary works, primarily those that lay claim to "properness," emerge in response to particular traumatic constellations, that is, "political arena(s) characterized by asymmetries along (their) many intersecting and overlapping axes" (Biti, Tracing 5), such as national, social, economic, cultural and gendered.
The delusion of properness is, as Jacques Derrida rightly observed, a veiled enigma that rules our lives.
"In order to have a concern about fitness and properness we would need to see evidence of misconduct in the parent company Fox.
Posture Evaluation: The participants of the study were observed from the anterior, posterior and lateral perspectives for postural properness and the specified postural distortions were recorded.12
(196) The constitutionality of the execution of the Act and the properness of the delegation hinged on avoiding arbitrary action.
As an alien and stranger, being defined against the properness of Lodovico--one of "the wealthy curled darlings of our nation" (1.2.69)--the Moorish general reveals the porous boundary of Venetian society as a racial community.
Since the morphism [pi] is proper and birational, the valuative criterion of properness implies the existence of a unique non-constant arc [bar.[gamma]] [member of] [L.sub.[infinity]]([bar.X])(k) such that [pi] [omicron] [bar.[gamma]] = [gamma].
(50) The properness of the private placement itself was not further challenged.
The measures taken within the scope of its supervisory powers include administrative financial sanctions, injunction orders, and refusal/withdrawal of the "fit and properness" character of a licensed person.