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boundary

[boun′dərē]
(in psychology) an aspect of family health in which the generations are clearly defined and issues are dealt with by the appropriate generation. There are also limits between the family "turf " and the larger society. This term can also apply to the roles of patient and therapist in psychotherapy.
A border, frontier
Biology See Biological boundary
Psychology A barrier between two or more people, in particular between a doctor and patients and/or subordinates
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Boundary scan is mostly implemented for high pin count IC devices such as CPUs, ASICs and FPGAs, where the devices are designed with boundary register cells, test access ports (TAPs) and instruction registers (FIGURE 1) to facilitate boundary scan testing.
Establishing boundaries is important because the boundary of a property determines what land the property owner or occupier has rights and liabilities over.
The boundary scan operation is controlled by a test access port (TAP), the control system of a boundary scan device.
At the same time, including districts embedded in metropolitan areas allowed the project to demonstrate the feasibility of collecting complete information from districts that varied in size--and thus to catalog the variety of ways in which local agencies maintained, stored, and distributed attendance boundary information.
An essential breakthrough for the origination and formation of local boundary lines in the Estonian area was the conquest of the country by Germans and Danes in the 13th century.
However, today's innovations in boundary scan are coming not from new standards but from new applications and combinations of existing technologies, as seen on the floor of Apex.
I would hope this boundary discussion can be well rounded and include the phenomenon of excessively thick or inflexible boundaries.
One example of a boundary leader met at the symposium is the Tanzanian pastor who pioneered introducing palliative care to those dying of AIDS in the country and who recounted the value of physical touch to those dying of AIDS, especially when members of the family would not even come close to the dying person.
Oakerson said little about the radical political changes necessary to accommodate the formation of new local governments and to simplify the processes of boundary adjustment.
One reason for making the attendance boundary change is to alleviate overcrowding at Valley View, where the current enrollment stands at 947.
Here we have a case of boundary crossing that challenges the roles and identities embedded deeply in the psyches of many.
The complicated moving boundary problem in Rockwell hardness tests is simplified to an intermediate stationary one for a flat die indenter using principle of similarity and cumulative superposition approach.