Gray Area

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Medspeak A generic term for any area of patient care—e.g., diagnostics, ethics, management of terminally ill—in which the parameters of good practise are not clearly defined—i.e., are neither ‘black’ nor ‘white’
Vox populi Gray zone/area is commonly used in the lay parlance for anything that is not readily apparent or incontrovertible, i.e., not ‘black’ or ‘white’
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Thus, even if a binary schema is preferred (benign-malignant) and consequently the existence of biologically borderline lesions denied, this does not preclude the existence of a morphologically gray area containing morphologically intermediate forms.
23) Importantly, the overriding factor in Peterson was the fact that the combination of alimony and child support encompassed 70 percent of the husband's income, but the court also focused on the fact that this gray area marriage did not justify a permanent alimony award even though the marriage was at the upper end of the gray area.
Many of the advertising ploys that are fooling consumers fall into a legal gray area and are a lot tougher to challenge in the courts.
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To walk through Meg Cranston's latest show, "Some Popular Subjects (teeth)," however, was to enter a gray area where "bad" teeth suddenly became "good.
As for the advertising issue, that is a gray area," said O'Farrell, who said that his firm has been approached by advertisers seeking "exclusives" with Colgate.
For the bonobo, that gray area leaves a lot of room to play.
It often deals in the gray area, not in the pure black and white.
Finally, these works raise more questions than they answer, eliding, perhaps, the most interesting problem of all: the gray area created by translating an esthetic object into a critical treatise.
What constitutes an employer is sometimes a gray area but, generally speaking, if an entity exercises care, custody and control over the work site where the lead exposure takes place, that entity is deemed an employer.