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graceful degradation

a property of cognitive networks in which damage to a portion of the network produces relatively little damage to overall performance, because performance is distributed across the units in the network and no one unit is solely responsible for any aspect of processing. It is a property of the neural network model of cognition and of models derived from the parallel distributed processing hypothesis. See also distributed processing.

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hand–arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

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