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big four

A popular term for the main 4 factors to consider when evaluating the psychological aspects of spatial relationships: personal space, territoriality, crowding, privacy.

Big Four

A herpetology (the study of amphibians) term of art for any of the four commonly encountered venomous snakes seen in the Indian subcontinent: the common krait, Indian cobra, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper (the last being the deadliest, given its aggressive nature and habitat near highly populated areas).
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The trend is so pronounced that by one count, five of the world's nine largest nongovernmental legal employers are the Big Five accounting firms.
District Court for the Southern District of New York, the action follows a recent settlement between the individual members of the Big Five -- Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, BMG and the EMI Group -- and the Federal Trade Commission, wherein the diskeries' Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies were declared illegal back in May.
Cisco hopes the move will help it to win over more of the bigger service providers, which are used to dealing with the Big Five and don't tend to partner with single vendors.
The volume comprises five longish short stories, each obliquely referring to one of the "big five" of the title, the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo, and elephant which every tourist dreams of sighting.
Frivolous human activity, such as tourists in search of the "big five," can be disruptive to this balance.
Among the "Big Five," the largest relative improvement in service was recorded by the Bank of Montreal, particularly in the area of interest rates.
Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Big Five International Building and Construction Show 2018.
London: The "big five" South African banks performed well in 2017 despite the challenging South African economy.
Lee, one of the Big Five fugitives in the country, was nabbed last March 6 by PNP's Task Force Tugis led by Senior Superintendent Conrad Capay at the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel in Ermita, Manila.
Proud of He contacted the Mirror after we revealed he could be the only known British-born hunter to have killed the so-called Big Five - lions, elephants, rhinos leopards and buffalos.
Anthony Njoroge, who came from all the way from Nyeri to visit the park, said that for the first time in his life, he saw the Big Five. The Big Five are the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo
The study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) for cash deposit platform Flagstone said the Big Five lenders - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander - held PS827bn of the PS1.3 trillion in UK household deposits, equivalent to a 63% market share.