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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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Al Mulla added that the electronic system 'Sharian' has been reprogrammed and no longer accepts predated sick-leaves.
These insects were evolving along with the primitive flora that predated flowering plants, says Labandeira.
Although the Woodley Road case involved actions by Sheraton that predated Starwood's ownership, it has been a cloud on our management business.
The state provided a significant part of the money, enough to make it possible to implement a court decision that predated Proposition 13 by several years.
While the discovery of a possible planet outside our solar system seems dramatic in itself, the presence of a planet near a pulsar poses a special puzzle, Lyne says, particularly if the planet predated the pulsar's explosive birth.
Microsoft's patches for the last nine high-profile Windows security incidents predated the attacks by an average of 305 days.
It predated 'Sesame Street,' that combination of entertainment and education.
Using laboratory techniques that predated much of today's bag of genetic engineering tricks, Hood, Leder and Tonegawa independently determined in the 1970s how the immune system can make antibodies to all the foreign substances (antigens) that one encounters in life--despite having inherited a finite number of genes coding for antibody production.
SMR has no knowledge what so ever of activities at the facility that could have caused dioxin contamination, and can only surmise that such conditions predated SMR's acquisition of the facility in late 1992.
Before 1973, all other exchanges predated the formation of the SEC in 1934.
SCR's program notes go to some pains to point out the plays (``Twelfth Night,'' ``As You Like It'' among them) that ``Two Gents'' predated.
Sam Eletr, the Company's Chairman and CEO, "at the timing of our investors' commitment to this financing which, coincidentally, predated by a few weeks the first results ever obtained from application of the technology to a real biological system.