(a.) The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
(1) The spin-spin relaxation time T2 may be estimated using multiecho pulse sequences, but the accuracy of the estimate is dependent on the fidelity of the spin-echo amplitudes, which may be severely compromised by rf pulse and static field imperfections.
(2) Politicians must make decisions every day with imperfect knowledge, knowing that many of those choices may turn out to be ineffective.
(3) The quality of reduction is often imperfect and the techniques of surgical repair are very difficult and time consuming.
(4) An important source of failure in markets and justification for government intervention in the health sector of LDCs is imperfect information.
(5) It is suggested that absence or imperfect function of this reductase enzyme is the primary lesion in this disease.
(6) Dual aspects, crystallite size and lattice imperfection related to the crystallinity were analyzed by the process of Variance and Fourier analysis based on the X-ray diffraction line profiles.
(7) The membranous portion of the interventricular septum was thickened, and the aortic valve was thickened and had imperfect coaptation.
(8) Results reveal that while dental markets are imperfectly competitive, it is unclear whether prices exceed competitive levels.
(9) What we are witnessing is the collision of two imperfect storms: the Conservative party’s turmoil over the future of taxation, and the transformation of the economy.
(10) The mechanisms underlying the initial interaction between killer cell and target and the subsequent lytic event are imperfectly understood.
(11) It is shown that imperfect correlations between proficiency and preference measures, and J-shaped distributions of preference, can be predicted by such a model.
(12) We conclude that the liver may be viewed as an imperfectly mixed compartment with regard to the availability of the metabolite which is generated from a precursor.
(13) The theory of imperfect recanalization, the theory of vascular insufficiency, and studies which have been performed to validate each of these theories were reviewed.
(14) The results of this investigation indicate that the posttransplanted deterioration of metabolic levels were possibly caused by the imperfect oxygenation due to cellular edema after blood reflow.
(15) It would be easy to efficiently cut him down with the word “rapist”, particularly when I will not face any reprimands for my own imperfect behaviour during the relationship.
(16) "We had been doing exactly as any responsible, professional journalist would – recording and trying to make sense of the unfolding events with all the accuracy, fairness and balance that our imperfect trade demands."
(17) To stand virtuously in the grandstand looking down upon a world whose best efforts in inevitably imperfect times can never match your own exalted standards is a definition of irrelevance, not virtue.
(18) Les Misérables is a game with destiny: it dramatises the gap between the imperfections of human judgments, and the perfect patterns of the infinite.
(19) Association of radiological changes with imperfection of lungs' ventilating reserve of restrictive type was found in one man who was removed from the work in exposure to beryllium, as a person with an increased risk of falling ill.
(20) Reviewing it for the Guardian , Gillian Slovo described it as "a pained examination of the difficulties posed by a freedom that was won by imperfect human beings."
(n.) A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt.
(n.) Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.
(1) The evidence suggests a multifactorial etiology for this problem.
(2) Technical factors that account for increased difficulty in these patients include: problems with guide catheter impaction and ostial trauma; inability to inflate the balloon with adequate guide catheter support; and need for increased intracoronary manipulation.
(3) Tests showed the cells survive and function normally in animals and reverse movement problems caused by Parkinson's in monkeys.
(4) IgE-mediated acute systemic reactions to penicillin continue to be an important clinical problem.
(5) Recent data collected by the Games Outcomes Project and shared on the website Gamasutra backs up the view that crunch compounds these problems rather than solving them.
(6) This is a fascinating possibility for solving the skin shortage problem especially in burn cases.
(7) The results of the evaluation confirm that most problems seen by first level medical personnel in developing countries are simple, repetitive, and treatable at home or by a paramedical worker with a few safe, essential drugs, thus avoiding unnecessary visits to a doctor.
(8) Hoursoglou thinks a shortage of skilled people with a good grounding in core subjects such as maths and science is a potential problem for all manufacturers.
(9) Despite of the increasing diagnostic importance of the direct determination of the parathormone which is at first available only in special institutions in these cases methodical problems play a less important part than the still not infrequent appearing misunderstanding of the adequate basic disease.
(10) Inadequate treatment, caused by a lack of drugs and poorly trained medical attendants, is also a major problem.
(11) Other articles in the series will look at particular legal problems in the dental specialties.
(12) The problem of treatment oneside malocclusions of adult patients needs to concern of anchorange.
(13) This exploratory survey of 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was conducted (1) to learn about the types and frequencies of disability law-related problems encountered as a result of having RA, and (2) to assess the respective relationships between the number of disability law-related problems reported and the patients' sociodemographic and RA disease characteristics.
(14) Psychiatry unlike philosophy (with its problem of solipsism) recognizes the existence of other minds from the nonverbal communication between doctor and patient.
(15) The evidence suggests that by the age of 15 years many adolescents show a reliable level of competence in metacognitive understanding of decision-making, creative problem-solving, correctness of choice, and commitment to a course of action.
(16) Many problems at the macroscopic level require clarification of how an animal uses a compartment of suite of muscles and whether morphological differences reflect functional ones.
(17) Fourteen representative cases of the problem are reported.
(18) In addition to the phase diagrams reported here for these two binary mixtures, a brief theoretical discussion is given of other possible phase diagrams that may be appropriate to other lipid mixtures with particular consideration given to the problem of crystalline phases of different structures and the possible occurrence of second-order phase transitions in these mixtures.
(19) This study examines the costs of screening patients for alcohol problems.
(20) Diphenoxylate-induced hypoxia was the major problem and was associated with slow or fast respirations, hypotonia or rigidity, cardiac arrest, and in 3 cases cerebral edema and death.