Business / Real Estate / Respondent: 1. The party who makes an answer to a bill or other proceeding. 2. The party who contends against an appeal.


Business / Finance / Correspondent: A standardized statistical measure of the dependence of two random variables, defined as the covariance divided by the standard deviations of two variables. MORE

Loan Correspondent

Business / Real Estate / Loan Correspondent: A person or entity that acts for a lender in arranging loans or the sale of loans. MORE

Respondent Conditioning

Science / Psychiatry / Respondent Conditioning: Elicitation of a response by a stimulus that normally does not elicit that response. The response is one that is mediated primarily by the autonomic nervous system (such as salivation or a change in h MORE

Focus Group Interview

Life Style / Travel / Focus Group Interview: A research interview format in which a trained, objective moderator facilitates respondents’ discussion of a given topic. Focus groups are useful for examining subject’s responses to concepts and MORE


Science / Biology / Extinction: The elimination of all individuals in a group, both by natural (dinosaurs, trilobites) and human-induced (dodo, passenger pigeon, liberals [:)]) means. MORE

American Depository Receipt (ADR)

Business / Finance / American Depository Receipt (ADR): Certificates issued by a U.S. depository bank, representing foreign shares held by the bank, usually by a branch or correspondent in the country of issue. One ADR may represent a portion of a foreign MORE