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appropriate

(ă-prō′prē-ăt) [L. appropriatus, made one's own]
1. In psychiatry, pert. to behavior that is suitable and congruent.
2. In medical practice, pert. to care that is expected to yield health benefits that considerably exceed risk.

appropriate,

adj 1. the determination that the service provided is suited for the condition.
adj 2. being suitable for a particular person, group, community, condition, occasion, and/or place.
adj 3. proper.
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124) Although there is more to the story, there is clear evidence that the Kyoto output restriction will produce massive amounts of appropriable special interest wealth.
1988) cite values relevant to environmental effort as including orientation toward appropriable profits and internal or personal implications of actions, as compared to concern for the external implications of actions.
Conserved or salvaged water in Idaho returns to the public domain and becomes appropriable.
Assets are kept in a developing society's portfolio on account of the appropriable flows that they return.
in deliberate and unavoidable reliance on the market mechanism, which exhibits a predictable bias for intellectual goods that generate the most appropriable value in consumer markets.
These objects, appropriable by the masses, are not artworks, but democratically manipulatable forms of culture, things after art, and, as such, prefigurations of a new political age.
Finally, the reputation belongs distinctly to the brand or firm; therefore, rents accruing as a result of the reputation and a first move are likely to be appropriable by the firm.
This list of conditions that Diamond ultimately rejects as being of primary importance can be distilled into the following elements all bearing on some form of purpose-directed human action: (a) secure rights of private property as an inducement to successful inventing, (b) property rights assuring an appropriable return on investment in technological advances, and (c) property rights nurturing an environment in which the actions of undertaking risky ventures are rewarded.
The model enables us to address in a new way some of the fundamental questions in public science policy: Does private support steer university research toward more applied or privately appropriable inventions and thus away from publicly accessible knowledge?
However, the degree to which international linkages generate appropriable positive spillover benefits for the host country 'is an extremely important policy issue for which there is a disappointing amount of evidence.
Firms only produce those new technologies where they expect to reap benefits that recoup the costs, even if there is only a penny of private, appropriable benefit while ignoring of a dollar of social benefit.
Modeling Imperfectly Appropriable R&D via Spillovers," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 18, 2000, pp.