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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.

predation

see PREDATOR.

predation

the characteristic of preying on other animals as a source of food. Can be a big cause of loss in animal flocks and herds, especially lambs. See also predatory.
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Excited about the Keck findings, he notes that the observations "are not direct evidence that stars predate galaxies, because we don't know when the first galaxies formed, but they certainly make it more likely.
If he and his colleagues could link lead exposure to these antibodies, they would have a simple blood test to pick up even early effects of this metal on the brain -- changes that predate overt symptoms and irreversible damage.
As a way to help systems work in practice, XML catalogs are such an essential part of the XML infrastructure that they predate XML itself," said Jon Bosak, organizer and chair of the original XML Working Group and a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems.
The data also suggest that European and Asian columbines predate North Amerirican species.
Products from the former VERITAS Software solution portfolio are not included in the terms of Symantec's current ESI contract, which predate the closure of Symantec's merger with VERITAS Software.
Palazzolo and McCaw, on the other hand, plausibly argue that unless they are allowed to sue for relief now, even though the relevant restrictions predate their purchases, there can be no redress for owners who have been unconstitutionally deprived of their property in the past and no precedent protecting against further extortion in the future.
Because the meteoritic diamonds contain traces of xenon gas in an isotopic proportion uncommon in the solar system, researchers believe they predate the sun.
1, therefore, one must recognize that it is designed to grandfather certain undertakings which predate June 22, 1984".
But analysts said Wednesday they're hard-pressed to find a dishonest side of Sears and suggested that many of its problems predate a revival and revamping of the Sears corporate culture nearly six years ago.
But new observations have dramatically narrowed the information gap -- and they hint that the stars predate the galaxies.
Lyne and his colleagues have also developed an alternative theory, which assumes that the planet did not predate the pulsar.
Summary: Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a burial site from ancient civilization that predates the Incas.