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  • n. A moment (of time).

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  • n. an instant of time


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  • There was the Edwardses down the street, the Foushees across the street, um, people next door like that, and everybody, we were all very, very tight at that point in time in life.

    Oral History Interview with Thurman Couch, February 12, 2001. Interview K-0537. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Most close students of adaptive processes in institutions are less than confident that the processes reliably and quickly lead to unique equilibria, or that selection will reliably guarantee that rules will be optimal at any arbitrary point in time Maynard Smith, 1978; Carroll, 1984.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • In the NACA’s F-102s, Armstrong “did a lot of landing work, because we more than anyone else at that point in time were flying the rocket airplanes and having to make unpowered landings.”

    First Man

  • If we had PNGS malfunction we could have gone to AGS and got into a safe orbit—at least in that point in time we thought we could.

    First Man

  • Further, an adopter incentive can act as a cue-to-action (an event occurring at a point in time that crystallizes an individual’s favorable attitude into overt behavior change) in triggering the adoption of an innovation (see Chapter 5).

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • At this point in time our Ranji-aar trusts no one, including himself.

    The False Mirror

  • All that began when our parents signed us up for polka music lessons the month we entered first grade in 1964, the very same point in time that Mrs. Dranka’s nephew joined her in business, and, in an attempt to attract enough students to keep the both of them busy, she decided to hold her first lesson sale.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • Thus, measuring the perceived characteristics of an innovation cross-sectionally at one point in time may provide only a partial picture of the relationship of such characteristics to an innovation’s rate of adoption.

    Diffusion of Innovations


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