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rule Inglés de EE. UU.

One of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct within a particular activity or sphere

rule Tesauro EE.UU.

health and safety rules

divide and conquer Inglés de EE. UU.

The policy of maintaining control over one’s subordinates or subjects by encouraging dissent between them

em rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A long dash (—) used in punctuation

en rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A short dash (-) used in punctuation, in particular between figures to show a range (for example, 1939–45)

Rule 43 Inglés de EE. UU.

(In the UK) a prison regulation whereby prisoners, typically sex offenders, can be isolated or segregated for their own protection

foot rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A foot-long measuring instrument

gag rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A regulation or directive that prohibits public discussion of a particular matter, in particular

home rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens

mob rule Inglés de EE. UU.

Control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation

self-rule Inglés de EE. UU.

Another term for self-government111.

direct rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A system of government in which a province is controlled by a central government

golden rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A basic principle that should be followed to ensure success in general or in a particular activity

ground rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A basic principle

phase rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule relating the possible numbers of phases, constituents, and degrees of freedom in a chemical system

plumb rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A plumb line attached to a board, used by builders and surveyors

as a rule Inglés de EE. UU.

Usually, but not always

rule-bound Inglés de EE. UU.

Overly limited or restricted by rules

slide rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A ruler with a sliding central strip, marked with logarithmic scales and used for making rapid calculations, especially multiplication and division

indirect rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A system of government of one nation by another in which the governed people retain certain administrative, legal, and other powers

majority rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The principle that the greater number should exercise greater power

Simpson's rule Inglés de EE. UU.

An arithmetical rule for estimating the area under a curve where the values of an odd number of ordinates, including those at each end, are known

fifty-year rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule that public records may be open to inspection after a lapse of fifty years. Superseded in the UK in 1968 by the thirty-year rule

five-second rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A notional rule stating that food which has been dropped on the ground will still be uncontaminated with bacteria and therefore safe to eat if it is retrieved within five seconds

rule of law Inglés de EE. UU.

The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws

selection rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule that describes whether particular quantum transitions in an atom or molecule are allowed or forbidden

ten-minute rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule of the House of Commons allowing brief discussion of a motion to introduce a bill, each speech being limited to ten minutes

thirty-year rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule that public records may be open to inspection after a lapse of thirty years

trapezium rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A method of estimating the area under a curve by dividing it into a series of strips, each of which is approximately a trapezium

exclusionary rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A law that prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial

rule of thumb Inglés de EE. UU.

A broadly accurate guide or principle, based on experience or practice rather than theory

rule the roost Inglés de EE. UU.

Be in complete control

rule of three Inglés de EE. UU.

A method of finding a number in the same ratio to a given number as exists between two other given numbers

Chatham House Rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified

en passant rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The rule that a pawn making a first move of two squares instead of one may nevertheless be immediately captured by an opposing pawn on the fifth rank

rule something out Inglés de EE. UU.

Exclude (or include) something as a possibility

rule of engagement Inglés de EE. UU.

A directive issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy

rule of the road Inglés de EE. UU.

A custom or law regulating the direction in which two vehicles (or riders or ships) should move to pass one another on meeting, or which should yield to the other, so as to avoid collision

Fleming's left-hand rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A mnemonic concerning the behavior of a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the current, and the force exerted on the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the left hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other

Fleming's right-hand rule Inglés de EE. UU.

A mnemonic concerning the behavior of a conductor moving in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the induced current, and the motion of the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the right hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other

the exception proves the rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The fact that some cases do not follow a rule proves that the rule applies in all other cases

decree Inglés de EE. UU.

The issuing of a decree

make it a rule to do something Inglés de EE. UU.

Have as a habit or general principle to do something

as a rule in rule Inglés de EE. UU.

Usually, but not always

the rule in rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The normal or customary state of things

rule of law in rule Inglés de EE. UU.

The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws

rule something out in rule Inglés de EE. UU.

Exclude (or include) something as a possibility

metarule Inglés de EE. UU.

A rule governing the content, form, or application of other rules

overrule Inglés de EE. UU.

Reject or disallow by exercising one’s superior authority


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