primary objective


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primary objective

A term of art used in clinical trials for the main question to be answered, and the one that drives any statistical planning for the study—e.g., calculation of the sample size to provide the appropriate power for statistical testing.
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4) Funds shall be used to achieve the project's primary objective at minimum cost to the Federal Government.
Dividend Capital Realty Income Allocation Fund is a closed-end management investment company with a primary objective of high current income.
While such safety should be the primary objective of the investment policy statement, it need not be mutually exclusive of competitive returns.
Its secondary investment objective is to seek attractive total return consistent with its primary objective.
The primary objective of the Fund is to provide its shareholders with:
Among those for whom cost savings was a primary objective, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) said they had achieved their cost savings objectives.
The Fund's primary investment objective is to seek high current income as its primary objective and capital appreciation as a secondary objective through investment principally in global income securities.
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