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deme

(dēm),
A local, small, highly inbred group or kinship. Compare: isolate.
[G. dēmos, people]
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deme

(dēm)
n.
1. One of the townships of ancient Attica.
2. Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same species.
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deme

or

local population

a group of individuals within a species that is largely isolated genetically from other individuals of the species, with clearly definable genetical, cytological and other characteristics.
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Wegmans similarly focuses on its employees in order to overdeliver on its brand promise of "Every Day You Get Our Best." As Deming points out, Fortune magazine last year named Wegmans one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, citing an occasion when the company flew its new full-time employees to its headquarters to meet and be welcomed by chief executive officer Danny Wegman.
Articulating "Emersonian modernism," Deming thoughtfully sets Hawthorne, Melville, Wallace Stevens, Whitman, and William Carlos Williams in conversation with Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, among others, marking where a European sense for historical consciousness informs, and is informed by, a distinctly American project of skepticism and innovation.
Genus Loci is a surprisingly dense book made even more so by Deming's relentless questioning of our assumptions about the relationships among nature, humans, art, and history.
Over the span of a couple of decades, and after seeing hundreds of companies succeed or fail, Deming published his "14 points"--which have become the bedrock foundation for hundreds of successful companies such as Motorola Inc., General Electric Co., Boeing and Texas Instruments Inc.
Several Japanese corporations took Deming's teaching and revolutionized their manufacturing operations.
Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality Management, realized that the key to quality is control of variation.
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To fabricate tougher liposomelike vesicles, Timothy Deming at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Darrin Pochan of the University of Delaware in Newark enlisted polymers of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
"I'm not worried about a close game," North Bend coach Blaine Deming said.