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deme

(dēm),
A local, small, highly inbred group or kinship. Compare: isolate.
[G. dēmos, people]

deme

(dēm) a population of very similar organisms interbreeding in nature and occupying a circumscribed area.

deme

(dēm)
n.
1. One of the townships of ancient Attica.
2. Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same species.

deme

[dēm]
Etymology: Gk, demos, common population
a small, local, closely related, interbreeding population of organisms, usually occupying a circumscribed area. Also called genetic population.

deme

or

local population

a group of individuals within a species that is largely isolated genetically from other individuals of the species, with clearly definable genetical, cytological and other characteristics.

deme

a population of animals with very similar physical characteristics, which interbreed and occupy a limited geographic region. Called also a genetic population.
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Edwards Deming Center was created within Columbia Business School in 1993 to honor and promote the legacy of Dr.
Outside of Murphy, Deming also served on the board of Entergy Corp.
Once offenders are deemed eligible for parole, Deming and his team help them find stable housing that meets Indiana's 1,000-foot residency restrictions and also assist in their continued recovery.
In one of our conversations, I did question the applicability of statistical process control to the knowledge work I was observing in my consulting, but Deming did not comment.
Deming said the Chinese government was willing to encourage Turkish investors, urging Turkish businesspeople to boost their promotion campaigns in China.
Several scholars have documented the importance of Deming's legacy in the development of what is commonly known as Total Quality Management (TQM), although Deming himself never used the term TQM (Vinzant & Vinzant, 1999).
Over the span of a couple of decades, and after seeing hundreds of companies succeed or fail, Deming published his "14 points"--which have become the bedrock foundation for hundreds of successful companies such as Motorola Inc.
Deming and his colleagues overcame that challenge by tweaking the amino acid composition of the polymer's water attracting segment to make the polymers responsive to a change in acidity, or pH.
The instrument was completed by a significant number of Deming subject matter experts.
Deming obtained a PhD in mathematical physics from Yale University in 1928 and concentrated on lecturing and writing in mathematics, physics and statistics for the next ten years.
98 for the two-disc DVD, which includes commentary by the directors, plus Deming, Coltrane and Yglesias; the HBO Special ``A View From Hell''; 23 deleted scenes with optional alternate ending; an interactive documentary; a making-of with the Hughes brothers; and a mini-documentary, ``Tour of White Chapel.
No discussion of kaizen is complete without a look at Deming.