closed community


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closed community

a plant community that is so dense on the ground that new species cannot colonize.
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At the same time, in the closed community, we appointed three individuals who had previously been involved in collecting waste to manage the recycling of electronic waste.
It comes after the PCT closed community blood clinics earlier this year, leading to patients having to wait hours at Coventry hospitals for blood tests.
My experience of the closed community was that once you're inside, you can navigate, and the "closed" community becomes a "close" community in a very beneficial way.
Ma, a matchstick-thin, middle-aged man, said that he didn't see it getting any better; like most of the businesspeople in this closed community he did not speak English, and would not disclose his full name.
Spires's closed community is intended to keep out "undesirables" who might infect the population.
We describe the investigation and control of a community-acquired outbreak of MRSA skin infections in a closed community of institutionalized adults with developmental disabilities.
Sensitively reconciling the dichotomy of universal scientific knowledge with the secrecy required to protect patents worth millions, Heikkinen-Komonen's building provides an open forum for a closed community.
Thomson said the acquired service allows a closed community of securities professionals to securely share pre-trade information and ideas.
Traditionally, the campus was a closed community, immune to the outside influences of crime, environmental hazards, and "locals." Today, most campus boundaries are barely distinguishable from the surrounding community.
In Offshore (1979), Fitzgerald's characters live on houseboats; this taut portrayal of a closed community won her the Booker Prize.