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gray area

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An area of uncertainty or indeterminacy: "people ... whose problems lie in that vast gray area between the physical and mental" (Carla Cantor).
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Noun1.gray area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
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Institute of Evolutionary Sciences in France has characterized the ability of organisms to interbreed and exchange genes within this gray zone.
For defense and military strategists, the gray zone is a broad carrier concept for a universe of often-dissimilar strategic challenges.
As top experts in the SOF community seek to cultivate decisive strategies to advance SOF's ability to operate unobtrusively in asymmetric, hybrid and gray zone conflicts occurring in theaters across the globe, delegates will have the chance to join in discussions revolving around the central theme of "Synchronizing a Fully Integrated Special Operations Network.
Groups in the gray zone can use individually-small steps in aggression, he said, whereby "taking no action will yield an unacceptable outcome".
Kapusta the challenges of the Gray zone go beyond the ordinary, normal, peaceful geopolitical rivalry They are aggressive in their nature, ambiguous and depend on the perception of the problem (Kapusta 2015:20).
The primary objective was to assess the accuracy of cPDE in predicting the hemodilution responsiveness using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and gray zone approaches [6].
But he also displays a willful ignorance about his own corruptibility, allowing his wife, played by Jessica Chastain, to get her hands dirty with the bookkeeping while he navigates the fog of a moral gray zone.
Marina lives in a complex under the Arclight, which protects its residents from the Fade, shadowy figures poisonous to the touch, who cross the gray zone between the Arclight and the Dark.
The 41-year-old 'The View' co-host, whose 11-year-old son Evan has autism, explained in a Chicago Sun-Times column that she has repeatedly stated that she's pro-vaccine, but has always been in the gray zone, Us Magazine reported.
The topics include partisan linkages and social policy delivery in Argentina and Chile, the future of Peru's brokered democracy, lessons learning while studying clientelism politics in the gray zone, eastern European post-communist variants of political clientelism, and the democratization of clientelism in sub-Saharan Africa.
While these patients, often referred to as gray zone patients, are not experiencing an Ml, cardiac muscle necrosis is occurring, and follow up care by a cardiologist is critical.