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priority

[prī·ôr′itē]
Etymology: L, prius, previously
actions established in order of importance or urgency to the welfare or purposes of the organization, patient, or other person at a given time.

priority

the precedence of the earliest of two published taxonomic names.
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These priorities were developed as decision-making aids throughout the budget process and also in the course of the institution's daily work.
Recognizing current scientific limitations concerning the role of environment in disease and state and regional differences in environmental health priorities, they recommended a flexible tiered approach.
Some will claim that they have been guided by their priorities, but that it failed to produce the desired result.
They set up their organizations, accomplished a lot of things, and then let their priorities get out of hand.
Given some data and some thought about the other party's priorities, the hospital manager can anticipate the initial negotiation strategies the other party is most likely to select.