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DOMINANT FIRM: A term employed in industrial organization to describe a firm that is a price maker and faces little competition from smaller price taking firms, called fringe firms. A firm can become a dominant firm because it has lower costs than fringe firms, because they have a superior differentiated product in the market or because a group of firms collectively act as a single firm. A dominant firm usually has a large market share.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 1: The Method Page: 3 of 20

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The scientific method follows a process to systematically examine and explain our world.

The process:

  • First, generally accepted principles form a theory.
  • Second, the theory inspires hypotheses.
  • Third, hypotheses are tested with real world data.
  • Fourth, if supported, the hypotheses become principles.
  • Fifth, new principles are added to the theory.
  • Last, new, the improved theory inspires more hypotheses.

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A scientific society whose main mission is to advance science and innovation throughout the world. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS for short) publishes one of the most respected scientific magazines called Science. The association and magazine have nearly 140,000 individual and institutional subscribers, plus 272 affiliated organizations in more than 130 countries, serving a total of 10 million individuals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1848 to represent all disciplines of science and to support scientific exchange and discussion of science and society issues.

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Paper money used by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War, which was issued against the dictates of Britain, was designed by patriot and silversmith, Paul Revere.
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