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priority

[prī·ôr′itē]
Etymology: L, prius, previously
actions established in order of importance or urgency to the welfare or purposes of the organization, patient, or other person at a given time.

priority

the precedence of the earliest of two published taxonomic names.
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The council is charged with helping the president determine which requests are most closely aligned with the "College Priorities.
Although this list of health end points is culled from numerous sources with diverse criteria, the categories and end points show a general convergence that can shape priorities for the developing tracking network.
The priorities may have to be redesigned to meet the difficult challenges and then be undertaken with the requisite effort and sacrifices.
The new priorities are foreign competitors, institutional investors, new government regulations, health-care benefits, computer networks, total quality management, new products, new processes, new cost standards.
When anticipating the priorities and the strategies of the several hospitals, the physician executive concludes that hospital A would firmly compete (P1) in the negotiations for an affiliation agreement, hospital B would openly subordinate (S1) because its image could be further enhanced by an affiliation agreement, and hospital C would firmly compete (P1) because it is considering similar agreements with several out-of-town medical schools.
While past superintendents have outlined districtwide goals, school board president Genethia Hayes said she could not remember the district's priorities codified in the manner Romer and the board are now doing.
The founder and Editor of Energy Priorities is Denis Du Bois, a veteran writer, technologist and marketing expert.
The remaining priorities for benefit specialists from the employer's perspective are: evaluating/implementing/expanding the use of Internet/intranet applications (51%), expanding the use of employee self-service technology for communications and/or administration (48.
Today organizations need to proactively monitor their service delivery as their users and customers see it, and then prioritize their response to service issues based on customer and business priorities.
While 70 percent of benefit specialists identified rising health care costs as their top priority, employees overwhelmingly cited retirement issues as their top priority -- with four out of their top five priorities relating to retirement issues.
The features critical for real-time support that are already included in TimeSys Linux/RT but not all available in any other embedded Linux solution are: Preemptive fixed priority scheduling, 256 priorities, priority inheritance support, high-resolution timers, and TimeTrace tool to support measurement and visualization of real-time performance.
WiseWan is able to look at the traffic priorities established at Layers 7 or 8 and translate them down the network stack.