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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

OR. This syllable in the termination of words has an active signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who makes a grant; the vendor, he who makes a sale; the feoffor, he who makes a feoffment. Litt. s. 57; 1 Bl. Com. 140, n.

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The Council has completed more than 300 operations research projects around the world and published two indispensable guides for program managers on how to implement operations research to improve services.
The core curriculum is eight quarters in length and consists of classes in fundamental operations research skills (optimization, simulation, and data analysis), military logistics, and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I.
A Sample Survey of Industrial Operations Research Activities," Operations Research, Vol.
Managers begin the operations research process by assigning a problem to the analyst.
All undergraduate and graduate academic programs that incorporate operations research are eligible to compete for the award.
The journal will provide maximum utility to researchers, teachers and practitioners who have an interest in operations research techniques for optimal health care delivery.
The winning entry discussed how Warner Robins Air Logistics Center used Operations Research in 2005 to arrive at a radically different approach to manage the repair and overhaul activity on its C-5 transport aircraft.
To morph this ethical standard onto operations research in developing countries -- with drugs already known to work and approved for routine use, with no pharmaceutical company standing to benefit, with no time limit on how long the researchers must plan to finance the drugs after the trial, and with much lower cost generics becoming available for continued treatment but not to the researchers -- is an absurdity never imagined when the consensus for continuing access to treatment developed.
Operations research focuses on the day-to-day activities, or operations, of programs.
Kluwer Academic president Jeff Smith said the acquired titles will help strengthen Kluwer Online, "especially in the fields of chemistry, operations research, mathematics, physics, computer science and telecommunitions.
Optimization modeling and algorithms are key components to problem-solving across various fields of research, from operations research and mathematics to computer science and engineering.
IFORS plays an important role in bringing the operations research community together and I am honored by the opportunity to lead these efforts.
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