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executive function

n.
The cognitive process that encompasses an individual's ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions.

executive function

Any of the abilities to make plans and carry them out, including the organization of tasks and one's use of time, to set goals and priorities, and assess the progress one makes in meeting them. The loss of executive function (called executive dysfunction) is a common finding in patients with dementia.
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The constitution allows for a dual executive system, with the PM exercising the pivotal role but accountable to parliament.
OCD patients' "continuous and excessive attempts to control behavior and thoughts" may cause a flooding of the executive system, interfering with attention, memory, and other executive processes, said Amitai Abramovitch, Ph.
Similarly when the ANC took control of the Western Cape provincial government, it amended legislation so that municipalities could decide whether to operate under a mayoral executive system.
In this way, one of the essential features of working memory is reflected in its interaction between the executive system and more specific processing routines (Ward, 2006).
Numbers of committees in each province and at federal level have been constituted under the Prevention Regime to bring good governance through strengthening regulators and authorities established to ensure rule of law, transparency accountability and meritocracy in overall executive system.
On one hand, we have Ewart Parkinson, who once participated in setting the allowances for the executive system, bemoaning the shortcomings of that very same system in the letters pages.
It also included organizing and regulating the tasks of ''Sanad's'' executive system on the level of the main office and other branches across the governorates and regions.
It is thought changing from a nine-member executive system under the Liberal Democrats to a six-seat system will save pounds 25,000.
Council bosses hope to save some pounds 25,000 by changing from the previous executive system of nine councillors taking decisions, to a cabinet of six.
In the criminal executive system of the country anti-TB care for convicted persons is provided in three TB hospitals, four specialized anti-TB institutions for in-patient and out-patient treatment of persons suffering from TB.
Employed, lower case, as "head-of-state", whether with or without the polite prefix of "titular", it is merely a convenient political science term to differentiate the office and its functions and powers from that of head-of-government under the Westminster-model dualist executive system.

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