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double-blind

  
  
A double-blind study or experiment compares two groups of people, one of which is being tested while the other is not. Neither the people doing the testing nor the members of the two groups know which group is being tested.      adj  
In a double-blind trial, there were definite improvements.     
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n.
The study of human action and conduct.
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
o.
used to say briefly "www" (instead of "double u, double u, double u")
[Comp.] mostly in spoken language
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".

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