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stay

Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.

stay

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(engineering)
In a structure, a tensile member which holds other members of the structure rigidly in position.

stay

1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
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Staying the Course As a CIO: How to Overcome the Trials and Challenges of IT Leadership joins others in the Wiley CIO series providing information and tools to IT managers, and comes from an experienced CIO that covers the basics of IT functions and how leaders can handle common challenges ranging from shaky software applications and vanishing budgets to the drive to outsource, and the need to understand which business pursuits lend to outsourcing and which are better kept in-house.
According to the latest Sloan Consortium report titled Staying the Course, Online Education in the United States, 2008 (Allen & Seaman, 2008), distance education has become better known, widely practiced, and even politically mandated.
Staying the course with regard to fiscal policy needs to be regarded as equally negligent.