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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  06/MAI/2006 1:55 PM
Assunto:  Rule of thumb
 
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I found the following definition at Answers.com:

 

A useful principle having wide application but not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every situation.

 

A rule of thumb is very general.  You have found it to be generally true, but it's not meant to be a strict rule.  It's a guideline, something that can be used without a great deal of thinking, a truth that is usually true but you are aware that there can be exceptions to it.


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Rule of thumb  –  Deivis  06/MAI/2006, 10:32 AM
Rule of thumb  –  Dale/RS  06/MAI/2006, 1:45 PM
 Rule of thumb  –  Dale/RS  06/MAI/2006, 1:55 PM
Rule of thumb  –  Marcio Osorio  06/MAI/2006, 2:04 PM
Rule of thumb  –  pat  06/MAI/2006, 7:51 PM

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