the provision of special opportunities in employment, training, etc for a disadvantaged group, such as women, ethnic minorities, etc US equivalent affirmative action
noun, Electricity. 1. the electricity present in a body or substance that has a deficiency of electrons, as the electricity developed on glass when rubbed with silk.
noun, Physics. 1. . positive electron n. See positron.
- Positive end-expiratory pressure
positive end-expiratory pressure n. Abbr. PEEP A technique used in respiratory therapy in which pressure is maintained in the airway so that the lungs empty less completely in expiration.
noun 1. See under . [yoo-jen-iks] /yuˈdʒɛn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative […]