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A set of activities intended to produce a specific output, which has a definite beginning and end. The activities are interrelated and must be brought together in a particular order, based ...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
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89 words

... A property of predicates, measuring the degree to which past instances can be taken to be guides to future ones. The fact that all the cows I have observed have been four-legged may be a reasonable basis from which to predict that future cows will be four-legged. This means that four-leggedness is a projectible predicate. The fact that they have all been living in the late 20th or early 21st century is not a reasonable basis for predicting that future cows will be. See also entrenchment , Goodman’s paradox...

projectibility

projectibility  

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A property of predicates, measuring the degree to which past instances can be taken to be guides to future ones. The fact that all the cows I have observed have been four-legged may be a reasonable ...
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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... The work or tasks to be undertaken. The process of project management is used to deliver the...

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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2023

... In economic geography, a time-limited operation; a ‘one-off’ activity, such as film-making. See Kloosterman (2008) J. Econ. Geog. 8, 4 on project-based organizations...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
96 words

... A set of activities intended to produce a specific output, which has a definite beginning and end. The activities are interrelated and must be brought together in a particular order, based on precedence relationships between the different activities. Examples of projects include the building of the Channel Tunnel and the design of a computer system for an ambulance service. Projects are usually based on bringing together teams of specialists within relatively temporary management structures. Project management techniques are increasingly being used to...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... . 1 A stand-alone activity. 2 An investment, usually used in a business rather than a fund management context, involving a medium-to long-term commitment of resources. See capital budgeting...

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Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
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Language reference
Length:
103 words

... , n. & vb. The noun project (= [1] a carefully planned piece of work; [2] an ambitious undertaking; or [3] a part of a school or college course involving a formulated task, esp. one requiring research) is / pro -jekt/ in AmE and BrE alike. Avoid / pro -jek/ . The verb project (= [1] to plan, configure, estimate, or extrapolate; [2] to present for consideration; [3] to stick out beyond an edge or surface; [4] to display outwardly; [5] to send out with great force; or [6] to ascribe to another [one’s own attitudes or feelings, etc.]) is...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
48 words

... 1. A programme of research into some aspect of education, undertaken by an individual or team of researchers. 2. A piece of assessed work undertaken by a pupil or group of pupils, which explores or develops a topic, often of their own choice. See also assignment ....

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A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
42 words

... (research) Investigation into practical problems; well-defined but unanswered questions that have been identified from experience or theory ; the testing of hypotheses and theories by transparent and rigorous methods including qualitative and quantitative procedures . See also research...

project manager

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... manager Person responsible for the management of the building project...

projective transformation

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... transformation Usually, a perspective...

independent projects

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
34 words

...projects Projects that are independent of each other in a comparative appraisal . Such projects are not mutually exclusive projects , as it is possible to pursue all of them if circumstances...

project sponsor

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... sponsor . The originator of a project who has the residual or equity claim on the project. See sponsor...

projected area

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

...projected area (Unit m 2 ) The area which corresponds to the shape produced by projecting a three-dimensional object on to a plane...

Project RAND

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...Project RAND ( contraction of Project Research and Development ) A US military project established in 1946 to develop the German V-2 rocket into an advanced military rocket. The McDonnell Douglas company in Santa Monica, California, was home to the project, which produced the document entitled Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship . The project was expanded in 1948 to become the RAND...

Project Gutenberg

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... Gutenberg A freeware project which has the aim of providing free copies of books to users of the Internet. It is one of the longest-standing projects on the Internet. See also electronic library...

Manhattan Project

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...Project the code name for the American project set up in 1942 to develop an atom bomb. The project culminated in 1945 with the detonation of the first nuclear weapon, at White Sands in New...

project management

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
62 words

... management [Ge] A project can be seen as an initiative or activity characterized by having a clearly defined aim which is linked to a set of objectives and fixed timescales, and is executed by a team of people. Project management is a collection of loosely connected techniques which are used to plan, implement, run, and bring projects to a successful...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... management The deliberate planning, control, and coordination of all aspects of a project (initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing), in order to achieve the agreed...

project scenario

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... scenario The emission forecast made in an emission reduction project, which is compared with the business‐as‐usual ( baseline ) scenario in order to determine the emission reductions that have been...

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