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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)

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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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In the Federal Government, the starting annual salary for operations research analysts was about $14,400 in 1986.
"Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level in Kenya," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary no.
Graduates of the Operational Logistics curriculum are fully qualified operations research analysts, ready to tackle the Navy's toughest problems.
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.
"Operations research is a critically important way to support and inform these essential planning, coordinating, and evaluation functions," write Fisher and Foreit.
For those working in deterministic operations research and operations planning, this volume presents classical optimization models with applications in operations planning.
Powell (operations research and financial engineering, Princeton U.) and Ryzhov (decision, operations, and information technologies; U.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 21, 2012-Elsevier releases first issue of Operations Research for Health Care(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Ravindran (industrial and manufacturing engineering, Pennsylvania State U.) and 20 contributors offer a clearly-written reference on fundamental and emerging methodologies in operations research. Topics include linear, nonlinear, queuing, decision analysis, meta heuristics, robust optimization, and large-scale networks.
Pacific Fleet; operations research officer at the Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; inventory analysis staff, Naval Supply Systems Command, Washingtor, D.C.; executive officer, Naval Supply Center, Jacksonville, Fla.; and director, Spares Programs and Policy Branch in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics.
Nearly 35 years ago, the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, one of the most widely known standards bodies for the insurance, reinsurance and related financial-services industries, recognized agents' and carriers' need for an easier and uniform data storage and transmission process.
almost to the beginnings of operations research. It is instructive to look at that early history in order to see why the two disciplines did not develop more nearly synchronously and with closer relation to each other....
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