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terms of reference

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishterms of referenceterms of referenceformal the subjects that a person or group of people agree to consider the committee’s terms of reference term
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terms of referenceAlthough it has no formal terms of reference, its discussions principally concern grants and expenditure levels.Even within its own terms of reference, the positivist approach has problems.The matter will be governed by the terms of reference and the procedure established, together with any code of conduct adopted.Both sides have to agree on the terms of reference before there can be a trade deal.As a result, the terms of reference will be sold beginning at an undetermined date no later than April 1.By the end of the seventeenth century, in Newton's science, the terms of reference had changed.The terms of reference for the phone concessions were to go on sale Monday.Those terms of reference seem to suit the Secretary of State down to the ground.Thus, terms of reference for the study will be established, and the scope and extent of the investigation defined.
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