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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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Defining and understanding the nature of mentors, advisers, role models and peer relationships as they develop at work is the first step in determining how these roles impact individuals with disabilities
By listening, peer supporters also can assess whether the officer's problem is of a nature or severity that requires professional - and immediate - help.
If there are two peer opinion leaders in this work group -- one for longer-service employees, for example, and another who influences females in a fairly large ethnic population -- we have the makings of an effective CCP application.
Occurrence or incident reports should be sent directly to peer review committees whenever patient care is involved.
While implementation of peer review involves resolving many subtle issues, management's initial fears about providing peer panelists with a majority vote have abated.
NASBA strongly supports peer review that provides assurance to the public that a firm providing auditing and accounting services is complying with professional standards.
The right kind of peer pressure can be a good thing--a fact proven by the profession's peer review program.
COMMENTING CENTRAL Miller explains that the editors at Nature wondered whether this boom in openness might benefit peer review.
The research-to-practice ball game: Classwide peer tutoring and teacher interest, implementation, and modifications.
Although peer review is a lengthy and costly process, it enables us to better inform stakeholders of our activities and their results.
Easing access to peer review findings demonstrates to the public that the profession has a process to evaluate whether a firm has performed work in accordance with professional standards, thereby increasing the public's level of trust in the profession and boosting the CPA's image.
Streaming customers with servers in San Jose can now add a server in Peer 1's New York facility, and with GLOBAL, ensure that the customer's end-users' traffic from the East coast would be routed to servers in New York instead of having to go all the way to San Jose.