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foreign

 [for´en]
1. not normal or usual to a place.
2. in immunology, pertaining to substances not recognized as “self” and capable of inducing an immune response.
foreign body reaction a granulomatous inflammatory response evoked by the presence of a foreign body in the tissues; a characteristic feature of this is the formation of foreign body giant cells (see giant cell).

foreign

(fôr′ĭn, fŏr′-)
adj.
1. Situated in an abnormal or improper place in the body and typically introduced from outside: a foreign object in the eye.
2. Subject to the jurisdiction of another political unit.

for′eign·ness n.
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'It's normal for visiting foreign ministers to meet with the chair of Asean,' Bolivar said.
901 rules that disallow foreign tax credits for refundable and noncompulsory payments and for taxes paid to certain countries.
Individuals can exclude from income certain foreign housing costs paid or incurred on their behalf.
On examining the research in 2005, education research analyst Janice Stewart found that foreign language study, "especially when introduced in the early elementary school years," is associated with three additional benefits of "increased cognitive skills, higher achievement in other academic areas, and higher standardized test scores." For example:
Yet, as he notes, while the West has spent $2.3 trillion in foreign aid over five decades, even such simple aid has not reached those sufferers.
Reflecting the view that the application of the combination rule should not be restricted to foreign branch separate units, the proposed regulations would combine all separate units directly or indirectly owned by a single domestic corporation.
Why do the benefits of foreign participation remain such a tough sell?
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EAR's definition of the term "export" includes not only tangible goods, but also any "release" of information that could lead to production of nonexportable goods in foreign countries, even if no goods or services are exchanged.
The IRS argues that allocations by foreign tax partnerships without corresponding income do not give rise to the double taxation that is the economic basis for the foreign tax credit, and that these types of allocations should not be allowed.
A clinical examination, including a nasal inspection, revealed a minimal amount of catarrh, but no other evidence of a foreign body.