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dilemma

 [dĭ-lem´ah]
any difficult or perplexing situation or problem; in bioethics, a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

di·lem·ma

(di-lem'ă),
Predicament caused by conflicting, difficult, or otherwise unsatisfactory choices.
[G. conflict of choices, fr. di-, two, dual + lēmma, proposition]
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First, we coded for any challenges, tensions, or perceived difficulties that arose in our data set because we anticipated that these difficulties would help us better understand the dilemmatic space.
[sup][14] Instead, we applied this novel manual compression skill to achieve complete hemostasis due to dilemmatic electronic welding proximity to the rectum.
Additionally, this last precondition is as or more morally dilemmatic as cultivating a fear of nuclear holocaust.
Good governance and media ownership in Nigeria: Dilemmatic practices, stoic challenges.
From the social construction perspective, the boundaries between knowledge and personal interpretation tend to blur, making health and illness both ideological and dilemmatic (Radley & Billig, 1996).
Nowadays, the conservative regimen of reserving cholecystectomy for symptomatic disease in gastric banding and RYGB serves as a safe modality of treatment [7, 23], while asymptomatic gallstones (silent gallstones) represent a dilemmatic approach.
This is particularly dilemmatic among health disciplines like dentistry.
In a broad sense, Andrew Sayer (1997:479) (a leading figure in critical realism) argues that social life is dilemmatic in terms of either structures which have both desirable and undesirable mechanisms, which tend to produce both desirable and undesirable effects.
Equally dilemmatic remains also the convenient operationalization of the concept of "decentralization." Adverting on the major discrepancies between "administrative decentralization" and "political decentralization," (3) from a legal perspective, Dana Apostol Tofan (2008, p.
hypocritical, if it imposes on the actor who has the misfortune to confront a dilemmatic choice, a standard that his judges are not prepared to affirm that they should and could comply with if their turn to face the problem should arise.
I shall explain that CSs arise when different norms come into conflict, when complying with agreements, respecting previous commitments, or when faced with incommensurability of choice, dilemmatic situations or lack of information.
2012, 'The Dilemmatic Practice of Public Journalism in Taiwanese Aboriginal Newspaper: A Case Study on Austronesian News and Indigenous Voice Post', paper presented at the conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Senderborg, Denmark, 18-21 June.