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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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Peerless entered into non-disclosure agreements with five parties (all financial sponsors).
Steve Crutchley, managing director of Peerless Gas Controls said: "We believe our agreement with Skytech will result in a major breakthrough in the US market for Peerless as Skytech are one of the major players in this market.
The Sprint peerless IP Network uses this same architecture and provides the same industry leading performance without connectivity to the Internet.
We are excited by the opportunity to expand our existing relationship with Peerless Systems," said Alain Au, CEO of We Software, Ltd.
Peerless Systems can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.
About mid-year 1990, Peerless put together a task force which included a CPA firm, a law firm, and an acquisitions consultant.