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INITIAL. Placed at the beginning. The initials of a man's name are the first letters of his Dame; as, G. W. for George Washington. When in a will the legatee is described by the initials of his name only, parol evidence may be given to prove his identity. 3 Ves. 148. And a signature made simply with initials is binding. 1 Denio, R. 471. But see Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 2, n. 8.

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Axon initial segments (AISs, (g) and (h)) were the other main targets of PV-positive axons in the human control (g) and epileptic (h) CA1 region.
Generally, the initial segments have a significant impact on the initial delay because it is mostly requested by the client peers in the network.
For each positive integer n, we define [R.sub.n] to be the set consisting of those strings in [{0,1}.sup.*] which occur at least twice as substrings of the initial segment xl of the EM-sequence.
[5] W.A.Dudek and X.H.Zhang, Initial segments in BCC-algebras, Math.Moreavica, 4(2000), 27-34.
First, the initial segment of a binomial pair is a strong position--particularly if it is also phrase initial.
The same thing will hold for any view of chance according to which the statement that the t-chance of some event is such-and-so is incompatible with even a single post-t distribution of events, and this in turn is true of any view according to which the chance distribution at a world supervenes on its total history but not any finite initial segment of that history.
Two worlds "share an initial segment" up to, and including, a time t only if the same individuals exist (at the same times), and the same events occur in the same ways (at the same times), in each world up to and including time t.
Meanwhile, Sudbury General Hospital and Sudbury Memorial Hospital are in the initial segment of a five-year program to share a common data bank of patient information and other information.
The failure to execute emergency planning through rational, prepared steps during this initial segment of the crisis brought tensions to a high point.
Although the left VA was the nondominant one, the embolus is easy to escape and enter into both the right and left AICA (more into the right one) due to neck motion and the characteristics of anatomy of right AICA (the VA distal to the dissection, inferior segment of BA, and the initial segment of right AICA are almost in a line).
The right deferential artery and superior vesical artery respectively originated from the initial segment of right umbilical artery, an anterior trunk of the right internal iliac artery.

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