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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 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.
I thought we must have been early and it was just trying to bide time.
The teacher will bide time until the student opens her/his palm fully indicating readiness (Lavoie, 1990).