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appropriate

(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.

appropriate,

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 result is illustrated in Figure 1, which shows appropriative and defensive investments as functions of [theta].
Instream flow rights have particular problems because they require relaxing beneficial use requirements in appropriative water rights and because they are costly to enforce from downstream diversion.
The vast majority of appropriative water rights are associated with surface water.
Walser's terror is related to misogynist fears of castration and engulfment, but more than this, he fears that a loss of referentiality will signal the demise of his discursive and appropriative power.
198), abandoning his tools of self-defense, self-assertion, appropriative empiricism, phallic aggression, and so on--in exchange for one enigmatic encounter with Old Ben.
However, the author's task in unearthing Ronsard's appropriative strategy is rendered far more difficult by the fact that "there was in fact no collection unambiguously devoted to the celebration of Marie in vita that would stand now as the precursor of the poems commemorating Marie in morte" (132).
She presents this as anathema to the development of cultural expression and argues that restrictions on the use of trademarks, celebrity identities, character merchandising or other copyrighted material represent an undesirable restraint on the human ability both to generate new meanings for pre-existing texts and create new texts by appropriative use.
Fixed Quantity: The quantity of an appropriative right is fixed and definite.
homesteaders and small scale husbandmen than appropriative rights (found
Now business as a class is realizing that legislators and regulators are losing their inhibitions, that governments are become more boldly appropriative, not just adding costs but asserting dominion over key assets.
As well as expressing the appropriative power of capitalist advertising, this incident reveals the way the designation of a person as possessing 'National' significance makes them available to all classes and social groups as a means of projecting whatever they see as the most valued 'National' attributes.
The anthology teaches us the danger and the limitations of an appropriative, univocal approach to vision and visual culture, and this is no small feat, no minor lesson.