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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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That a pure-strategy equilibrium, with neither agent allocating his entire endowment to appropriative activities, exists and is unique follows from our specifications of the contest success function (2) and the production technology (1).
The formalism of Euroethnic art is a direct consequence of its appropriative character, since it is only where the content of a work is enigmatic, obscure, or disregarded that its formal properties outcompete it for salience.
The cento belongs to a constellation of appropriative, curatorial genres like anthologies, abridgments, and adaptations that, in St Clair's long historical view, have withered under more restrictive or maximalist copyright regimes, like that of the late sixteenth century to the late eighteenth, and bloomed under weaker or minimalist regimes, like that of the Romantic period, when the effects of the earlier Donaldson v.
He quotes Book Three of Metamorphoses (in Rolfe Humphries's translation) to highlight Echo's appropriative and plagiaristic utterances in contradistinction to Narcissus' confessional expressivity:
Immediately preceding "Dream-Children" in the January 1822 issue of the London is a traditional literature feature in which the Gothic is also in evidence, and which, moreover, works to demonstrate the Elian text's appropriative function.
Au Canada, des analyses de ce genre ont recemment porte sur l'ouevre interculturelle tout aussi appropriative de Robert Lepage et sur son usage de l' << Orient >> dans des productions comme La Trilogie des dragons, Les sept branches de la riviere Ota et Zulu Time (voir Fricker; Harvie).
Rejecting explanations predicated on the Western artist's colonizing appropriation of non-Western art, Gluck's analysis attends instead to the avant-garde's complex relationship to the "popular exotic," an aesthetic contact more catalytic than appropriative to the extent that it resulted in the reinvention of the very language of art.
Thus Saruman is typical of Tolkien's appropriative view of nature.
However, a highest and best use conclusion could be, "sell the appropriative water right for urban use and convert the land to dry land grazing.
In a reading of Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, Macfarlane examines the determining role of conversion and recycling in that novel as indicative of an appropriative aesthetic stance, despite the author's palpable "persisting affection for heroic visions of creativity" (p.
Ego, suffused with illusion, appropriative and assertive, yet fragile, and elusive, can never ground any but illusory and exploitative relationships.