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con·tract

(kon-trakt'),
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
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contract

(kən-trăkt′, kŏn′trăkt′)
v.
1. To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
2. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
3. To acquire or incur by contagion or infection.
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contract

A written, dated and signed agreement between two or more parties, which sets out any arrangements on delegation and distribution of tasks and obligations, and, if appropriate, on financial matters. A clinical trial protocol may serve as the basis for a contract.
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contract

Managed care A health care policy or plan in which a provider offers certain services delineated in writing, to which the purchaser–Pt agrees by signature. See Guaranteed renewable contract, Provider risk contract, Subscriber contract.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. Explicit bilateral commitment by dentist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of therapy.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. To shorten; to become reduced in size.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Assume [lim.sub.n[right arrow][infinity]]S([omega], [x.sub.n]([omega])) = p([omega]); then, using (11) and (14) and contractive condition (19), we have
Arshad, "Fixed points of a sequence of locally contractive multivalued maps," Computers & Mathematics with Applications.
(1) If we take g = [I.sub.x] as the identity mapping on X, then we obtain the definition of [mathematical expression not reproducible] contractive mapping as in [28].
Then as T is contractive, {d([T.sup.n][x.sub.0], [T.sup.n+1][x.sub.0])} is a strictly decreasing sequence of positive reals.
Moreover, it should be pointed out here that, for any mean-type mapping M : [X.sup.2] [right arrow] [X.sup.2] and [alpha] [member of] (0,1), the combination (1 - [alpha])Id + [alpha]M is always diametrically contractive. If x = ([x.sub.1], [x.sub.2]) [member of] [X.sup.2] such that x [not member of] Fix(M), we have
We name (22) as the extending contractive Peaceman-Rachford splitting method (ECPR).
Because the contractive degree is small (E = 1.18, 1.45), the deformation of the bubble in this channel does not differ significantly from a bubble in the noncontractive channel.
If X is self-similar under T, then, according to Definition 7, each equivalence class of [p.sub.i] of P a contractive similarity of X.
The dialogically contractive resource of counter, exemplified below, is critical in writing for Modern History.
The extracting of fractal self-referential feature is to construct a contractive mapping T: R [right arrow] R with contractive factor s, which satisfies the following Equations (1), (2) [22].
Monetary policy has remained contractive, with real interest rates around 5% and money supply growth below target.