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piece

 [pēs]
a part or portion.
end piece the terminal portion of the tail of the spermatozoon. See illustration at spermatozoon.
middle piece an anterior portion of the tail of the spermatozoon, between the neck and the anulus. See illustration at spermatozoon.
principal piece the main portion of the tail of a spermatozoon, beginning at the anulus and gradually tapering toward the end piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.

piece

(pēs),
A part or portion.
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Prior to this, Gobind had been asked whether the government will consider absorbing RTM workers hired on a piecemeal basis to permanent status as many of them had been with the broadcaster for more than 10 years and were very experienced.
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He suspected that the piecemeal extension maybe employed to pave way for Shakil Afridi's release under foreign pressure.
He suspected that the piecemeal extension may be employed to pave way for Shakil Afridi's release under foreign pressure.
He said the scheme was now being designed differently, adding, "I suspect foul play on part of the federal government in connection with this process."Babar suspected that the piecemeal extension could have been employed to pave the way for Shakil Afridi's release under foreign pressure.
Allen (2006) describes two types of judgment that derive from previous discussions, a piecemeal judgment, described in the studies of Fiske and Pavelchack (1986) as an evaluation in which "consumers evaluate products attribute-by-attribute, and that the judgment of each product attribute independently contributes to the assessment of the product whole" (ALLEN, 2000, p.
"The government believes that instead of piecemeal changes in the tax rates, a holistic tax reform program is needed to ensure the continued implementation of essential programs on social protection, poverty alleviation, employment generation, educational competitiveness, housing, universal health care, as well as for public infrastructure and national defense and security," Coloma said.
"Piecemeal gestures or attempts to paper over the cracks will not resolve the homeless crisis.
At the rate international conflicts are being resolved by the use of arms and force, World War III has actually started on a piecemeal, Pope Francis warned on Saturday.
There seems to have been constant changes with the education system over the last few years; piecemeal changes introduced mid-course by a government intent on tinkering for tinkering's sake.