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Determinism

Fully ordained in advance. A deterministic chaos system is one that gives random looking results, even though the results are generated from a system of equations.

Determinism

In economics, the theory that occurrences are caused directly by other occurrences, and that economic agency by individuals plays little or no role. For example, a company's success occurs because social and economic pressures cause its products to be demanded, and not because of any marketing strategy its management devises. Determinism is associated with Karl Marx, who believed in the importance of historical analysis in explaining economic phenomena. However, some Marxist analysts have rejected that Marx taught economic determinism.
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Consistent with what has been reported previously (5), (11 of 12) outbreaks associated with an undetermined exposure to water in this report were caused by Legionella.
BDI electorate is stable and growing and the campaigns will therefore be directed at the undetermined," Osmani added.
The city will open paper recycling drop-off stations that will accept newspapers, catalogs and junk mail at 10 recreation centers at an undetermined date in 2004 as an alternative.
But the exact nature of that impact is yet undetermined.
Recent guidelines address management of patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions but do not deal with inflammation, benign cellular changes, or reactive cellular changes (JAMA 287[16]:2120-29, 2002).
The Economist Group (London), represented by The Jordan, Edmiston Group (New York), has completed the sale of the Journal of Commerce Group (Newark, NJ) to Commonwealth Business Media (CBM; East Windsor, NJ) for an undetermined amount of cash and a stake in CBM.
and various locations as requested by the undetermined Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston sponsors, and work is expected to be completed by June 2002.
The commission is seeking back pay and an undetermined amount of punitive damages for Gomez and other unnamed defendants.
In contrast, longer-lived southern clouds, observed on Uranus since 1994, may form by a different, still undetermined mechanism, Hammel says.
tentatively scheduled for two as-yet undetermined weeks in September--is being masterminded by the center's dance advisors, Charles and Stephanie Reinhart, in consultation with dance critic and Balanchine authority Nancy Goldner.
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