The state of legal insolvency with assets taken over by judicial process so that they may be distributed among creditors.
An acute or prolonged illness usually considered to be life-threatening or with the threat of serious residual disability. Treatment may be radical and is frequently costly.
A political and economic system characterized by individual rights, by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market. (From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
A geographical area of the United States comprising the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
An operation for retinal detachment which reduces the size of the globe by indenting the sclera so that it approximates the retina.
A plant genus in the family ROSACEAE, order Rosales, subclass Rosidae. It is best known as a source of edible fruits such as apricot, plum, peach, cherry, and almond.
Fixed sums paid regularly to individuals.
A genus of gram-positive bacteria that forms a branched mycelium. It commonly occurs as a saprophytic form in soil and aquatic environments.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
Formal procedures whereby the employee expresses any dissatisfaction or feeling of injustice regarding the work situation.
Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.
Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.