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con·tract

(kon-trakt'),
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
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contract

(kən-trăkt′, kŏn′trăkt′)
v.
1. To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
2. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
3. To acquire or incur by contagion or infection.
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contract

A written, dated and signed agreement between two or more parties, which sets out any arrangements on delegation and distribution of tasks and obligations, and, if appropriate, on financial matters. A clinical trial protocol may serve as the basis for a contract.
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contract

Managed care A health care policy or plan in which a provider offers certain services delineated in writing, to which the purchaser–Pt agrees by signature. See Guaranteed renewable contract, Provider risk contract, Subscriber contract.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. Explicit bilateral commitment by dentist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of therapy.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. To shorten; to become reduced in size.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Since SA(G) is a commutative Banach algebra, Lemma 3.2 implies that SA(G) is [[phi].sub.x]-Johnson contractible. Hence, by similar arguments as in the proof of Proposition 2.2, SA(G) is [[phi].sub.x]-contractible, then G is discrete, see [1, Theorem 3-5].
Thus, the generalization of our gauge potential on any closed 3-manifold M imposes considering a collection ([A.sub.[alpha]], [[LAMBDA].sub.[alpha][beta]], [n.sub.[alpha][beta][gamma]]) constituted of a family of potentials [A.sub.[alpha]] defined in open sets [U.sub.[alpha]], a family of functions [[LAMBDA].sub.[alpha][beta]] defined in the double intersections [U.sub.[alpha][beta]], and a family of integers defined in the triple intersections [U.sub.[alpha][beta][gamma]] (all those open sets and intersections being contractible).
The solid line corresponds to the case with contractible assets (i.e., when constraint (4) is not imposed).
The second type (contractible HC) encloses a finite region and leaves an infinite region on the outside.
The path graph [I.sub.m] = [0, m] is contractible; a homotopy of the identity map with a constant is H : [I.sub.m] x [I.sub.m] [right arrow] [I.sub.m] given by:
As a comparison with abalone, red meat muscle tissue consists of contractible myofibrils assembled into parallel fibrous bundles interconnected by collagen.
Some of the delegated services are not completely contractible because they are not verifiable (e.g.
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Consider the first-best case which would obtain if the innovation efforts e and i were fully contractible in period 0 so that a contract describing the modified procurement service could be written upfront.
1) Should a particular rule be mandatory or contractible?
Privatization is built upon "contractible quality," meaning that the contract explicitly specifies what is expected of the private operator in terms of quality and service levels, among other issues.