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quorum

(kwôr′əm)
n.
1. The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business.
2. A select group.
3. The minimal density of bacterial cells that results in altered gene expression in a population of bacteria.
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quorum

Hospital practice The mimumum number of members of a committee or decision-making body needed at a meeting to make decisions for that body. See Medical staff, Roberts' Rules of Order.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As Dr Yasmin Rashid stood up to open debate on health, PML-N's Tahir Pervaiz pointed out quorum.
According to the rules, at least 42 members (one-fourth of the house), must be present in order to complete quorum. Taking notice of this, the Speaker adjourned the session for five minutes.
A GDA lawmaker pointed out the lack of quorum at 1050 that led to the ringing of Assembly bells for five minutes followed by suspension of the proceedings for ten minutes.
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ISLAMABAD -- The NatAional Assembly on Monday could not conduct its business due to a lack of quorum. Pointed out by a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the complaint of low attendance of members especially those on the treasury benches continues to haunt the lower house of parliament.