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MEAN. This word is sometimes used for mesne. (q.v.)

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(38) Deliberative ethical inquiry is, therefore, that inquiry through which the good deliberator comes to see his own ethical agency--in Aristotle's terms, his choice ([phrase omitted])--as the explanatory middle term between the right account he possesses through habituation and his perception of his concrete ethical situation.
If the conclusions have been demonstrated in themselves [[phrase omitted]], and not in virtue of a sign [[phrase omitted]] or incidentally [[phrase omitted]], then perhaps the explanations cannot be different (for the middle term is the account of the extreme); but if they have not been demonstrated in this way, perhaps they can be different [APo II 17, 99a1-4; Barnes' translation with changes].
First, the account proposes that in order to construct an integrated model of the two premises, reasoners attempt to bring middle terms (Bs) together.
In the middle term, rule by force is complemented by paternalistic handouts to the rural poor and tribal clans; food subsidies for the urban poor; and dead-end make-work employment for the educated unemployed (Financial Times, 2/25/11, p.
The prospect of a change in production polices in North Africa in the short or middle term has not alarmed other international producers, according to Guido Micheletti, an official with the exploration unit at Italian group ENI.
After concretization of the long term documents, middle term documents are being developed from their concepts.
RIGA - The government on June 3 unanimously supported the need to strengthen the country's fiscal discipline standards by approving middle term budget conditions, tightly restricting an increase to the national debt and the possibility for budget amendments, reports the Latvian Institute.
Committee should work our short term, middle term and long term plans and the potential of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and ministry of petroleum be also upgraded, report added.
Bell cogently uses Goethe as "the vital middle term" in his sequencing of representative texts in Part I (10).
Figure 13 illustrates how the long term trend is actually made up of may short term/ middle term trends, Y = f([X.sup./]) [not equal to] Y = f([X.sup.///]) though both have upward trends.
"Europe will not be able to do without coal power plants in the middle term," he added.
Over the middle term, the range of products is to grow considerably, particularly in terms of cardiovascular medications emerging from the company's own research pipeline, Bauer noted.

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