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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.
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one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.

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at 17 (identifying "nonprofits with programs that have been shown to be effective" as "ideal candidates for SIB funding").
Engaging in SIB, whatever its cause, can sometimes be extremely distressing to the individual and his or her caregivers as well as negatively impact an individual's quality of life.
Shiranthi Wijegoonewardena International Desk Manager Sib said, 'In today's increasingly dynamic and changing insurance market, SIB helps clients to thrive and survive.
State infrastructure banks (SIBs) are one such tool.
A senior official of the CAA said that the authority would give its view on the SIB report in a few days after reviewing it.
3DCRT, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy; IMRT, intensity-modulated radiation therapy; SIB, simultaneous integrated boost.
Are social investment bonds (SIBs) a genuine attempt to solve intractable problems in the health and social service sectors through a new funding model which pays for successful outcomes?
The pedigree included 99 Holstein-Friesians formed by 22 nuclear trios and 77 half sib offspring.
One specific form of challenging behavior observed in individuals with ASD is self-injurious behavior (SIB; e.g., self-hitting, self-pinching, self-biting) that places them at risk for serious, life-threatening illness as a direct result of self-inflicted bodily harm (Duerden et al., 2012).
The RBI has set a two per cent criteria (individual bank assets as percentage of GDP) to commence Domestic SIB (DSIB) identification, and will also take into consideration other operations such as derivatives trading and specialised services, relevant in case of foreign banks.
Moody's Investors Service has assigned to Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) issuer ratings of A3/Prime-2 and a standalone bank financial strength rating (BFSR) of D+, which is equivalent to a baseline credit assessment (BCA) of baa3.
24 -- New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Indian Stationary Industrial Battery Market, finds that the stationary industrial battery (SIB) market has earned revenues of INR 115.64 billion in Indian financial year (FY) 2013 and estimates this to reach INR 160.43 billion in FY 2018.