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A concise summary or abstract of a book, article, speech or other text.
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Mean and median scores were calculated for each study on every dimension, and the mean was plotted on the PRECIS "spoke and wheel" diagrams in Figure 1, unless the resulting distributions were extremely skewed, in which case medians were used.
LOOKING GOOD: The new Precis Petite Spring collection in our competition
Figure 5 shows the mean distribution calculated from the empirical data as well as based on the MM5 and Precis models for the whole season (season starts at the beginning of August).
Send you answer together with full name, address and contact telephone number and choice of brand you would want to spend the pounds 100 on - Windsmoor, Precis Petite or Planet - to Fashion Competition, Karen Hambridge, Features, Coventry Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1FP.
On sale in David Morgan, Howells and Debenhams in Cardiff, Precis Petite's autumn range has everything from classic, tailored pieces you could wear to work to snuggly knitwear to more glamorous outfits for the evening.
MAIN PICTURE: Atlantic jacket (pounds 135) and trousers (pounds 76) from Bianca available at Lewis's; clockwise from top: Precis Petite navy pinstripe jacket (pounds 149) and trousers (pounds 99) from Liverpool George Henry Lee; Windsmoor jacket (pounds 159) and trousers (pounds 109) - 0845-3555445; Hucke jacket (pounds 135) and trousers (pounds 70) available from Susie Blues, Poynton, Cheshire 01625-858365; Precis Petite neutral stripe jacket (pounds 229) and matching trousers (pounds 119) from Liverpool George Henry Lee
All clothes featured from Planet and Precis Petite.
Precoordinate indexing systems--classification schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) (Dewey, 1996), Universal Decimal Classification (UDC, 1985), and Colon Classification (CC) (Ranganathan, 1965), and so on that use artificial notations or subject indexing systems such as relational indexing (Farradane, 1980a, 1980b), PRECIS (Austin & Dykstra, 1984), and POPSI (Bhattacharyya, 1981) that use natural language terms --represent the content of an information resource by synthesizing the various components of the subject and organizing these in a specific order.
In the case of the butterfly Precis coenia, the scientists removed from caterpillars the tissues that give rise to the adult's hind wings.
A swift precis of Roman currency is followed by a deluge of details in both English and Italian relating to Barberini accounts, revenues, investments, houses, employees and treasured articles.
Accompanied by four instrumentalists and a narrator, Sarukkai performed several illuminating, charming, and witty introductory precis, in words and gestures, of dances she then realized more fully.
The PRECIS product line--introduced earlier this year--includes response, resistance, and tumor biomarkers to drive optimal treatment strategies.