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fim·bri·a

, pl.

fim·bri·ae

(fim'brē-ă, -brē-ē),
1. Any fringelike structure. Synonym(s): fringe
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2)
[L. fringe]

fringe

adjective Referring to healthcare methods and philosophies that lie between therapies representing possible viable alternatives to mainstream medical treatment (e.g., acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and others) and those that are purely speculative, questionable or frankly unethical (e.g., laetrile, psychic surgery).

fringe

adjective Referring to health care methods and philosophies that lie between therapies that may represent viable alternatives to mainstream medical treatment–eg acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and others, and those that are purely speculative, questionable, or frankly unethical–eg laetrile, psychic surgery. Cf Alternative, Integrative, Mainstream Note: In the present work, the author uses the terms fringe medicine, fringe nutrition, fringe oncology, fringe pharmacology, and others to refer to this 'gray area' of alternative health.

fringe

(frinj)
Colloquial adjectival usage for unproven or incompletely accepted health care modalities; often perceived as pejorative by practitioners of these alternative methods.
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1) Initially we assume (as in Spulber and Martin) that behavior within the fringe is Cournot and (as in all the cartel literature cited above) that the cartel behaves as a Stackelberg leader with respect to the fringe; subsections will explore the reasonableness of these assumptions.
Many of these concerns were raised in taxpayers' comments on changes proposed in 1990 and 1991 in the fringe benefit regulations, which dealt with security-related transportation provided to government workers and to employees who need protection for commutes home late at night or in dangerous neighborhoods.
I think it's great to be going to the Edinburgh Fringe at last, especially as the Fringe is traditionally very comedy orientated,' said Edwards.
Draw vertical lines one inch in from the edges, giving you the 12 inch width to follow as you wrap the fringe around the cardboard.
This year the Fringe will also include daytime events
In outlining the role of the fringe as 'a bridge to the country', for example, footpaths and cycle tracks linking urban centres to parks, woodlands, and green spaces and to the wider countryside are seen as actual or potential continuous green corridors between town and country--an element of many Groundwork projects for the past 20 years.
Visitors to the Fringe Festival are likely to be struck by the multitude of historic houses of worship of every denomination.
Originally, the fringe appeared to be a western Canadian novelty.
Under this approach, the cost of the fringe benefit is not deductible by the partnership.
See below for selected highlights, or the Fringe programme for full listings.
The Fringe is organised by the Tees Music Alliance, with sponsorship and support from Stockton Council and Arts Council England.
This begs the question: As it continues birthing hits, which parts of the Fringe are still on the fringe?