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score

 [skor]
a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
APACHE score (acute physiological assessment and chronic health evaluation) a widely used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score a numerical expression of an infant's condition at birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color; see also apgar score.
Bishop score a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.
Silverman-Andersen score a system for evaluating the breathing of premature infants; see also Silverman-Andersen score.
stroke score any of various scoring systems that seek to characterize a patient's clinical state following a stroke.
trauma score a rating system used in the evaluation of patients with traumatic injury. Scores range from 1 to 15, with lower scores being associated with higher mortality rates.

score

(skōr),
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]

score

Drug slang
verb A regional term meaning to purchase or receive illicit drugs.

Health legislation
noun A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation (e.g., that of healthcare reform). The score obtained may determine the fate of a legislative proposal.

Molecular biology
verb To screen for a phenotype by testing for growth under different conditions (e.g., plus and minus an auxotrophic supplement, or permissive and nonpermissive conditions) usually done by replica plating or patching colonies onto each type of plate.
 
Pharmacology
verb To place a transverse linear attenuation on a flat cylindrical pill to facilitate breaking it in half.
 
Vox populi
noun A numeric rating of a particular process.

score

noun Health legislation Economic impact report A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation–eg, that of health care reform; the score obtained via projective prestidigitation may determine the fate of a legislative proposal. See Scorecard, Scorekeeper. Cf Report card Vox populi A numeric rating of a particular process. See APGAR score, Apopnea-hypopnea score, ASIA motor score, Borg score, Child-Pugh score, DeMeester score, Fagerstrom tolerance score, Family Environment score, Gleason score, Hachinski ischemic score, Hegsted's score, Lod score, Longitudinality score, Mayo risk score, Medicus modified score, Modified Bournemouth score, Nursing Classification score, Pediatric trauma score, Pittsburgh brainstem score, PRISM score, QRS score, Revised Trauma score, Sanitation score, SAPS II, Trauma score, Z score, Z score verb Drug slang To purchase illicit drugs Vox populi To get a home run; to get lucky.

score

(skōr)
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]
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LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released itsreportthat found personal loans may increase credit scores of most borrowers.
Nairobi came second with score of 97, Machakos 91, Nakuru 78, Kisumu 63 and Mombasa 50.
In the Under-17 Uzair Shoukat of PAF beat Rafi Khan of Sindh by 3-0, the score was 11-8, 11-9 and 11-6, Rashid Daulat beat Atif Malik of Punjab by 3-0, the score was 11-8, 11-9 and 11-6, Hamza Sharif beat Abdul Wajid by 3-0, the score was 11-7, 11-8 and 11-9, Khurshal Riaz beat Saqib Iqbal by 3-1, the score was 10-12, 11-8, 11-9 and 11-9.
In the other semi-final match, Hesham lost to GolEin, with scores of 8-11, 7-11, 5-11 and a final score of 3-0.
The more consumers understand about the various scores being used by lenders, the better theyre able to make good decisions for themselves and their families, said Geoff Smith, vice president, Consumer Scores, at FICO.
Levinger, Benton, and Meier (2011) document that those who do not know their credit score are more likely to underestimate their credit worthiness and may be willing to pay higher interest rates for consumer loans.
Through a strong drive, Jordan Usher broke through to score his first try for the club.
IF YOU THOUGHT A GREAT CREDIT SCORE WAS ALL YOU needed to get the best terms on a loan, you're wrong.
The exact formula for each type of score is kept secret by every organization that produces one, just like the exact formula for Coca-Cola is a trade secret.
(4) Results are reported as a numerical Recurrence Score. The Recurrence Scores are divided into low- (0-17), intermediate- (18-30), and high-risk (>30) groups, with a group average risk of distant recurrence of 6.8%, 14.3%, and 30.5%, respectively.
Score 284 (-4) MARK REASON (Daily Telegraph): 1 Harrington, 2 Els, 3 McIlroy.
Kory Roberts caught two passes from Daniel Casarez for 95 yards and a score.