primary objective


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primary objective

A term of art used in clinical trials for the main question to be answered, and the one that drives any statistical planning for the study—e.g., calculation of the sample size to provide the appropriate power for statistical testing.
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Noble Energy and its partners are continuing to drill through the primary objective and then a full well evaluation will be conducted.
The mathematics of fixed-income securities require that investment of balance sheet cash be kept short so any increase in interest rates won't erode principal appreciably, consistent with the primary objective.
These forward-looking statements include the statements that: this well will test an identified primary objective in the Devonian Wabamun formation at a depth of approximately 2800 metres (9180 feet); Dolomitization of the Wabamun is clearly associated with faulting at Saddle Hills and it is expected the case will be the same at Woking; and this prospect is one of the Company's high-impact exploration projects, and has significant production and reserves potential similar to that of Saddle Hills.
Strength and behavior of concrete elements are treated with the primary objective of explaining and justifying the ACI Code rules and formulas.
As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation, to the extent consistent with its primary objective.
Among its primary objectives are to create talented entrepreneurial activities and boost the creativity of technology supporters.
Q: What are your primary objectives for the IABC executive board?
The Weavexx Titan family of patented products is specifically engineered for packaging grades where improved sheet quality and tests are primary objectives.
Allpax is well-known for their high quality standards so I was not surprised when they designed their R&D retort with both durability and scalability as primary objectives.
Primary objectives for this sidetrack well are eight (8) sands identified by log analysis as part of the Wilcox Hinnent Formation.

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