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formal system

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(Logic) logic an uninterpreted symbolic system whose syntax is precisely defined, and on which a relation of deducibility is defined in purely syntactic terms; a logistic system. Also called: formal theory or formal calculus Compare formal language
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Future research should focus on learning more about the actual experiences of mothers and fathers who are trying to make decisions about child support and the reasons why they do not cooperate with the formal system.
Before the product was installed, there was no formal system to keep track of changes.
Respond immediately Waiting for official notice from the formal system, such as a memo or announcement, is classic passivity.
When he subsequently got a divorce and moved to Madison, he continued to pay child support directly to his ex-wife, but not through the formal system.
Areas identified as key issues for action by the inspectors include implementing a more formal system of staff appraisal and monitoring of teaching to ensure the identification of staff training needs.
If Lebanon were to emerge definitively from its past agony, the traditional Christians of Mount Lebanon would need to be brought back into the formal system one way or another.
Install a formal system to identify and follow up patients with overt disease.
He said that while America has a highly developed system of professional education in graduate schools, "there has never been a formal system of worker education.
A chronological account is especially useful when considering archetypally Modernist figures like Mondrian and Andre, whose practices consist in the elaboration of a particular formal system.
Prior to formal system implementation, a community is likely to be served by a patchwork of self-designated trauma centers.
provide continuous activation until a formal system reset procedure is performed?

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