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BIDE

An acronym for the four major demographic processes—birth, immigration, death, emigration—which act on a compartment in a typical population compartmental model.
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The federal stimulus money for the police and fire positions was supposed to help the city bide time until the economy kicked back up again.
Students don't attend his university - it will be his - only to bide time. They arrive thinking about the degree they'll receive at the end.
The best thing Shamus could do after an unsuccessful fight is to bide time by staying on and accepting a lower position in Crystallus while spending time to network more with the outside world and looking out for good career opportunities.
This has led many to believe China's concession of open dialogue to be nothing more than a consolation prize meant to bide time. Paulson has been downplaying the currency issue, however, looking instead for an augmenting trade relationship between the U.S.
"I thought we must have been early and it was just trying to bide time.