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catch-22

A popular term for a type of paradoxical impossibility, a conundrum in which one can’t comply with a mandate because of illogical rules or conditions; difficult circumstances, from which there is no exit due to mutually conflicting and/or interdependent conditions.
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La frecuencia de la delecion entre los pacientes con cardiopatia conotruncal aislada es en promedio de un 10% (31, 32), mucho menor que la frecuencia de esta entre los pacientes con cardiopatia asociada a otros fenotipos incluidos en el CATCH22, en el que los porcentajes oscilan entre el 80 y el 90% de los casos (33-35).
In January 2009, just after Castaic's Catch22 was released, Long dominated the field in a WON Bass tournament on Lower Otay Lake, near San Diego.
And as a result of recent budget challenges, state and local governments have been caught up in an ERP catch22 scenario: ERP software applications could help to solve the local budget crisis through efficiencies gained, yet it is difficult to get approval for ERP projects because they require substantial upfront investment.
calls the price-benefits quandary "one of those Catch22 things" for LTC producers.
The objective of this article is thus to explore the nature of negation in Catch22 by observing similarities and differences with the frequency and functions of negation types in the two corpora of fiction, in particular with Brown, the corpus of American fiction.
Poverty is exacerbated by unequitable world trade policies and many in the southern hemisphere are in an economic Catch22, paying with their lives for their countries' international debt and structural adjustment policies.
These waivers, however, prevented UL installers from issuing a UL certificate and thus from including the installation in the UL Field Countercheck Program -a catch22.
Artists include Steve Vai, Catch22, Metallica, and Sammy Hagar among others.
Capacity: The Public Services Lab is a collaborative venture between Interserve, Catch22, Clubfinance and Big Society Capital.
The London Met team were commissioned by youth charity Catch22 for the work.