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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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"Chain" on yeast (left) and spore (right) including undetermined organisms (Figure 10).
During the same day, positioned about 2km north of Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south of Donetsk), the SMM heard and saw an explosion, assessed as the impact of a round of an undetermined weapon, at an assessed distance of 1km south-west (assessed as outside the disengagement area).
Studies have shown varying degrees of resolution of previously undetermined cases following a molecular autopsy, with Anderson et al.
Table 3: Association between different risk factors and the prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
Moon, "Malignancy risk and characteristics of thyroid nodules with two consecutive results of atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance on cytology," European Radiology, vol.
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.
"In Macedonia, always ahead of elections, a large number of undetermined is shown but at the last elections we had a record high number of voters and therefore I think that people do not believe in the polls and not politically undetermined," Arsovski said.
Authorities opened fire on strikers, killing an undetermined number, who have been protesting at Lonmin PLC's Marikana mine, Reuters said.
Summary: MOSCOW, Jumada II 25, 1432 / May 28, 2011, SPA -- A cargo train carrying fuel oil derailed in eastern Siberia, spilling an undetermined amount of fuel oil on the ground, UPI cited Russian officials as saying.
PARIS -- Patients with a nondecisive fine-needle aspiration for large nondiagnostic thyroid nodules or lesions of undetermined significance should be considered for surgery because more than half of these large nodules can be malignant.