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deme

 (dēm)
n.
1. One of the townships of ancient Attica.
2. Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same species.

[Greek dēmos, people, land; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

deme

(diːm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (in preclassical Greece) the territory inhabited by a tribe
b. (in ancient Attica) a geographical unit of local government
2. (Historical Terms)
a. (in preclassical Greece) the territory inhabited by a tribe
b. (in ancient Attica) a geographical unit of local government
3. (Biology) biology a group of individuals within a species that possess particular characteristics of cytology, genetics, etc
[C19: from Greek dēmos district in local government, the populace]

deme

(dim)

n.
1. one of the administrative divisions of ancient Attica and of modern Greece.
2. a local population of organisms of the same kind, esp. one in which the genetic mix is similar throughout the group.
[1620–30; < Greek dêmos a district, the people, commons]
dem•ic (ˈdɛm ɪk, ˈdi mɪk) adj.
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Oedipus, the blind and banished King of Thebes, has come in his wanderings to Colonus, a deme of Athens, led by his daughter Antigone.
There is Crito, who is of the same age and of the same deme with myself, and there is Critobulus his son, whom I also see.
Alain Bernard, Director and CEO DEME Group: For DEMEs subsidiaries Dredging International and DIMCO, this challenging infrastructure project is once again an opportunity for jointly employing their expertise in our Benelux home market, optimally exploiting the synergies in our activities within the group.
Genetic differentiation between habitats can be tested in common-garden experiments, where genotypes from local demes or subpopulations are compared under similar environmental conditions.
Strategy initiatives include: a dementia specialist for every general hospital and care home, mental health teams to assess patients in care homes to minimise use of anti- psychotic medication, a network of memory clinics across the country to ensure early diagnosis and intervention, better education and training for professionals, more focused research on the causes of and treatment for demens tia, better information for people with dementia and their carers after diagnosis and a public information campaign to help remove the stigma attached to demes ntia.
Demes Mamo, a taxi driver, parks his cab at the side of the pitch every week and pulls on one of the new jerseys the team imported from Britain.
Taking examples from the particular experience of civil society groups within these countries, Forbig and Demes provide the reader a variety of debates and perspectives which have often been over looked in other more general studies on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) and the transition from authoritarianism to democracy, which, as the authors indicate, is still ongoing.
Demes, part of DS Smith Plastics and one of Europe's providers of packaging logistics, has centralised its UK operations at its Leeds plant with a major 250,000 [pounds sterling] investment, which has significantly increased production capacity and enhanced working procedures.
Investigation of the possibility that B marked a deme boundary, prefaced by a discussion of deme formation and territoriality, yields evidence that the ancient street that passed south of horos B on its route from the Agora to the saddle between the Hill of the Nymphs and the Pnyx divided the urban demes of Melite and Kollytos.
From then on, Athenians would participate in government based on their demes, or township, not their family line.
Omaha Academy of Ballet faculty members Patti Zukaitis and Catherine Demes Maydew will take over as co-directors of the academy program.
There was no significant relationship between geographic and genetic distance of leafminer demes (r = 0.