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1. The combination of a bone graft, metal instrumentation, prosthetic devices, and/or bone cement applied to a specific level of the skeleton in the course of reconstructive or fracture surgery.
2. In psychiatry/psychology, a set of related ideas used to define, understand, and assess a given phenomenon.


Combination of a bone graft, metal instrumentation, prosthetic devices, and/or bone cement applied to a specific level of the skeleton in the course of reconstructive, dental, or fracture surgery.
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Rather than shouting from the side-lines, I have constructively lobbied the Government about these issues and have had some success.
It seemed obvious to us he was not prepared to work constructively with us, so we felt we had no option but to pull out of the talks.
i]ncome although not actually reduced to a taxpayer's possession is constructively received by him in the taxable year during which it is credited to his account, set apart for him, or otherwise made available so that he may draw upon it at any time, or so that he could have drawn upon it during the taxable year if notice of intention to withdraw had been given.
The court held that the officer failed to establish that she was constructively discharged because of her gender in violation of Title VII, absent evidence that the defendants intentionally created an intolerable work atmosphere that forced the officer to quit voluntarily.
The second part of the book consists of four case studies where the authors interviewed the architects and engineers for buildings where they have clearly worked constructively together.
We all worked closely and constructively with the European Commission throughout this process and are pleased to reach this resolution," said Brad Smith, Microsoft Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
If the Mexican government wants to work constructively for immigration reform in general and a guest-worker system in particular, it needs to start becoming a partner in securing our border instead of an accomplice in overrunning it.
Church groups are now attempting to work constructively rather than confrontationally with the government on the issue.
A general reluctance to acknowledge and constructively address psychiatric illness among our own ranks no doubt fuels the occurrence of substance abuse, disruptive behaviors, interpersonal conflict, poor performance and career dissatisfaction.
And whilst we have decided to accept the report from the Regional Assembly, and responded to it as constructively as possible, we are very disappointed with its overall quality and accuracy, which falls well below standards set in previous Assembly hearings.
The very best relationships occur when both the agent and company clearly define and communicate their needs and aspirations and then work together constructively to achieve their goals.
An employment tribunal panel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in December, ruled Mr English was discriminated against and victimised under the Disability Discrimination Act, but members decided he was not constructively dismissed.

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