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impute

v. 1) to attach to a person responsibility (and therefore financial liability) for acts or injuries to another, because of a particular relationship, such as mother to child, guardian to ward, employer to employee, or business associates. Example: a 16-year-old boy drives his father's car without a license and runs someone down. The child's negligence may be imputed to the parent, or, in the reverse, a mother drives her car and collides with a truck driven over the speed limit, and her baby in the front seat of the car is badly injured, in part due to not being put in a safety seat with a seat belt. The mother's negligence can be imputed to the child in any claim on behalf of the child against the truck driver. 2) to attribute knowledge and/or notice to a person only because of his/her relationship to the one actually possessing the information. Example: if a partner in a business is informed of something, that knowledge is imputed to his/her partner, and the partner is expected to have the information also. (See: vicarious liability)

impute

verb adsignare, apply, ascribe, ascribere, assign, attach, attribuere, attribute, attribute vicariously, blame, charge to, charge upon, credit, fix the burden of, fix the responsibility for, fix upon, place the blame on, place the responsibility for, put
Associated concepts: imputed consent, imputed guilt, immuted intent, imputed knowledge, imputed liability, immuted negligence, imputed notice
See also: accuse, ascribe, attribute, charge, cite, complain, denounce, fault, implicate, present
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FImpute and Findhap utilize pedigree information for constructing haplotypes and imputing unknown genotypes, whereas Beagle does not require this information (Browning and Browning, 2009; VanRaden et al.
When that is the case, the regression approach for imputing data still holds as an analogy, but the imputation modeling itself is more complicated.
By imputing income, we treat the income data the same way the consumption data are treated.
In addition, we excluded observations from farmworkers with an APE measurement < LOD who did not top, harvest, or barn tobacco during the corresponding period, to avoid imputing a positive value for a true zero.
It is also due to a lack of understanding on how imputing income actually affects the result.
Over half of the NAARS companies imputing interest appear to be doing so from a non-interest bearing instrument.
International") and by imputing to it the knowledge of the other defendants in the complaint.
First, the imputation specification does not use family size when imputing whether or not a person is a private coverage policyholder (U.
Approaches for imputing estimates for missing values are described in the box on page 25.
Regarding organochlorines, values < LOD were treated in two ways: a) by focusing on observations with detectable concentrations of PCBs, PBBs, and DDE; and a) by imputing half the LOD for all observations < LOD (Finkelstein and Verma 2001; Hornung and Reed 1990).
MOC proMISS, the most accurate and effective solution for imputing missing values on lifestyle databases, is superior to current methods for many reasons.