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quorum

(kwôr′əm)
n.
1. The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business.
2. A select group.
3. The minimal density of bacterial cells that results in altered gene expression in a population of bacteria.

quorum

Hospital practice The mimumum number of members of a committee or decision-making body needed at a meeting to make decisions for that body. See Medical staff, Roberts' Rules of Order.
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He assured, the House about the maintenance of quorum in future.
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She said the current quorum in Oxford is 2 percent of the registered voters from the previous town election, which meant at least 167 voters were needed at the May 2 annual town meeting.
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Peterson questioned whether a quorum remained and the count proved that the meeting was one voter short of a quorum.
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