Ab Initio

Science / Chemistry / Ab Initio: A calculation or prediction that is based purely on theory rather than on experimental data. Accurate ab initio predictions are an important test of a theory. (Lat., 'from first principles').

Other Liabilities

Business / Finance / Other Liabilities: Liabilities other than debt, line of credit, and accounts payable, for example, deferred taxes, accrued expenses, and customer deposits. MORE

Orphan (international adoption definition)

Life Style / Adoption / Orphan (international adoption definition): For immigration purposes, a child under the age of 16: • whose parents have died or disappeared • who has been abandoned or otherwise separated from both parents • whose sole surviving parent is MORE

Other Long-Term Liabilities

Business / Finance / Other Long-Term Liabilities: Value of leases, future employee benefits, deferred taxes, and other obligations not requiring interest payments that must be paid over a period of more than one year. MORE

Outside Cabin

Life Style / Travel / Outside Cabin: A cabin having window(s) or porthole(s) offering an exterior view. MORE

Parable

Entertainment / Literature / Parable: Throwing beside or 'placing beside'): A story or short narrative designed to reveal allegorically some religious principle, moral lesson, psychological reality, or general truth. Rather than using abs MORE

Opposable

Science / Biology / Opposable: The capability of being placed against the remaining digits of a hand or foot; e.g., the ability of the thumb to touch the tips of the fingers on that hand. MORE

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