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Conservative

A person who believes that what has been done should continue to be done as long as there is not a positive reason to change it. Conservatives may favor class distinctions as natural, or at least not harmful. In modern times, conservatism has become associated with the political right, or the belief that capitalism and the free market tend to best determine how an economy ought to be organized.
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Step 2 of the proposed method is to synthesise the labelled net into an integrated system, and analyse the system on its liveness, boundedness, reversibility and conservativeness.
They also possess some desirable properties pertaining to deadlock-freeness, liveness, boundedness, reversibility and conservativeness.
Meanwhile, the link between the temperateness and conservativeness of the middle class as their chief social characteristics and transnational capital and globalization has contributed to the increasing secularism of literature.
Common conservativeness of the Selkup southern dialects in preserving word-final -k and -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (-k ~ -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] alternation being not inherent to them) can hardly be of any help because regrettably the 1/3P verbal personal suffixes occur in those dialects as in the form -k as well as -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], e.
We have to have true cost estimates and have conservativeness built into our numbers so we don't get stung.
Some CEOs believe the power of the oversight board, together with the risks of doing a bad audit--embodied by the implosion of Andersen--has forced the Big Four into a highly expensive conservativeness.
The gltA (citrate synthase) gene was chosen as the target for amplification because of its genus specificity and conservativeness.
Now suppose that conservativeness, as specified in earlier sections, is also a part of the regulators' objectives.
These include policy formation and implementation, managerial orthodoxy or obedience, standard operating procedures (SOPs), degree of organizational conservativeness, and constituency/public relations (Yaffee 1982; Gordon 1983).

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