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(ă-prō′prē-ăt) [L. appropriatus, made one's own]
1. In psychiatry, pert. to behavior that is suitable and congruent.
2. In medical practice, pert. to care that is expected to yield health benefits that considerably exceed risk.


adj 1. the determination that the service provided is suited for the condition.
adj 2. being suitable for a particular person, group, community, condition, occasion, and/or place.
adj 3. proper.
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The budding young actress wishes her 51-year-old mum would embrace her age and start to dress more appropriately.
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The Parent Process surveys thirteen areas of personality development in children along with a simple 1 to 10 scale which allows a parent to pinpoint where their child is developmentally, and provides a framework for working with the child to mature appropriately.
Tactfully written in an encouraging, humorous, yet appropriately informative manner, First Time Up documents the often difficult experience of teaching contemporary college students and recommends what processes would be most appropriate in dealing with student maturity and academic preparedness issues.
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