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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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As for news talk shows, usually conducted by an anchorperson (male or female), again, not necessarily having previous journalistic experience, there is no 'editor' in the sense of print media.
But with the passage of time as the world become an emerging economy then the meanings of being an anchorperson or a journalist have changed and are not the same.
It is difficult to detect the SB of story without anchorperson for the first and second method.
To bring in additional money, Nicholas kept his job as an early-morning anchorperson while his wife, Arita, who is the company's president and CEO, ran the business.
Speaking to media here today, he said he has issued directives for provision of protection to the family of the deceased anchorperson.
Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was gunned down on Tuesday night in Defence area of Karachi, police said.
Earlier in June, the senior anchorperson had alleged that some elements within the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were hatching a conspiracy against Prime Minister Imran Khan to oust him and to weaken the Pakistan Army.
Lahore -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued a notice to senior journalist and anchorperson Sami Ibrahim for allegedly scandalising high court judges.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Dr Shahid Masood be released on bail in a case pertaining to corruption in the state television.
ISLAMABAD -- A local court Friday deferred the proceeding of indictment of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in the Pakistan Television (PTV) corruption case.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its verdict on the bail request of anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Dr Shahid Masood in connection of Pakistan Television corruption case.
ISLAMABAD -- A local court on Thursday ordered that anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Dr Shahid Masood be sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand in relation to a corruption case pertaining to the state television.