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poi 1

A Hawaiian food made from the corm of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.


poi 2

A traditional Maori performance art in which one swings in each hand a rope with a ball at the end, usually in specific, complex patterns.

[Maori, ball.]
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(pɔɪ; ˈpəʊɪ)
(Cookery) a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded to a paste, and fermented
[C19: from Hawaiian]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ a ball of woven flax swung rhythmically in poi dances
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(pɔɪ, ˈpoʊ i)

a Hawaiian food made of taro root pounded into a paste.
[1815–25; < Hawaiian]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to fermentpoi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
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Another approach to comparing named entities involves considering the phonetics of the POI name.
In this way, d-dimensional integer space [[0,[2.sup.N] -1].sup.d] can be mapped to a one-dimensional integer set [0,[2.sup.Nd] -1], which means that, for any POI p in d-dimensional space, there is a function f satisfying [V.sub.H] = f(p), where [V.sub.H] [member of][0,[2.sup.Nd] -1].
Cristina Laguna Benetti-Pinto, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo and colleagues compared sleep quality and fatigue between 61 women with POI receiving hormone therapy and 61 age-matched women with preserved ovarian function.
"This study shows that women with POI have poor sleep quality despite the use of hormone therapy.
With a Stable Outlook, the affirmation of POI's rating reflects the company's strong capitalisation and financial performance, which are underpinned by disciplined underwriting despite a weakening market share in the motor segment.
Manager to the offer, Arif Habib Ltd in a separate notice concurred that it had submitted a fresh PoI on behalf of Shanghai Electric Power Company, to acquire up to 18,335,542,678 shares (66.4pc) of KEL, subject to receipt of requisite regulatory and other approvals.
The adjusted hazard ratio for POI was therefore 0.30 after HPV vaccine, compared with 0.88 after Tdap, 1.42 after inactivated influenza vaccine, and 0.94 after meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
It shows that three aspects, that is, user's preferences, the content of POI and the region of the user's activity, which are complement each other, can overcome the dependence on the user's sign-in data simply caused by the sparsity of data to a certain degree.
I then shoot them at realistic ranges and note the difference between POA and POI, then commit that data to memory.
On July 5, gunmen broke into the San Jose del Monte home of a third POI, Rosevelt Somera, and killed him, on the day of the burial of the five Carlos family members.
The manager to the offer Arif Habib Limited Chief Executive Officer Shahid Ali Habib told that the fresh submission of PoI does not deal with the acquisition price."It [PoI] is silent on the pricing, which is part of the sales purchase agreement." There was information in circulation that the Chinese firm would revise down its price in the fresh PoI.