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Of the nature of a provision; serving as a provision for the time being; used of partial or temporary arrangements; as, a provisional government; a provisional treaty.

Origin: Cf. F. Provisionnel.

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alternation behaviour

Dear biologists, I'm in my last year of high school (in Belgium). I have to make a paper about the behaviour of woudlice. My provisional examination question is " What is the effect of distance on the alternation behavior of woodlice?" I'm not sure wheater 'alternation behaviour' ...

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by femke
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: alternation behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 4135

The Fiber Disease

... last week in Salt Lake City at the annual International Conference of Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing. The two recently filed for a provisional patent. Atlas said the technology could help computer users in a couple of ways. "If you're listening to music on your computer and ...

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by London
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6246731

Who did we evolve from?

... from environmental conditions. 3. After collecting a lot of data, look for patterns in the data. Attempt to explain these patterns by making a provisional explanation, called a hypothesis. 4. Test the hypothesis by collecting more data to see if the hypothesis continues to show the assumed ...

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by Leben
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Who did we evolve from?
Replies: 157
Views: 84949

For Mr. Hill

... out the presence of a foreign body, but magnetic resonance imaging highlighted a soft tissue abnormality consistent with granulation tissue. A provisional diagnosis of a foreign body infection with the possibility of a marine or aquarium-associated microorganism was considered. Excision of ...

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by C3
Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6246731

Re: Viral infections and disease/replicative homeostasis II

... why viral infections may cause diseases such as diabetes, obesity, mental health disorders like depression and vascular diseases. Abstract (provisional) Much of the worlds' population is in active or imminent danger of infection with established infectious pathogens, while sporadic and pandemic ...

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by marie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Viral infections and disease
Replies: 1
Views: 2811
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