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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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These priorities were developed as decision-making aids throughout the budget process and also in the course of the institution's daily work.
Recognizing current scientific limitations concerning the role of environment in disease and state and regional differences in environmental health priorities, they recommended a flexible tiered approach.
Some will claim that they have been guided by their priorities, but that it failed to produce the desired result.
They set up their organizations, accomplished a lot of things, and then let their priorities get out of hand.
Given some data and some thought about the other party's priorities, the hospital manager can anticipate the initial negotiation strategies the other party is most likely to select.
I think people can quarrel with the priorities he's assigned,'' but ``if we were looking at it from a business perspective, it would be something that he would get good grades on.
Antonovich said through a spokesman that the interchange is one of his top priorities as well.
That came out pretty strong as far as priorities go,'' Superintendent Steve Gocke said.
The goal of Energy Priorities is to help businesses decipher which technologies and practices are realistic and economically viable.
The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and the Human Capital Advisory Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP today announce the results of their annual survey of employee benefit specialists -- requesting their priorities for the new year both as benefit specialists and employees.
Eccord Enterprise reduces the cost of IT by reducing the time it takes to resolve service-impacting issues, and by aligning the tasks of IT operations with business and customer priorities.