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quid pro quo

an advantage given in return for something done or promised (from Latin, literally: “one thing for another”). The phrase has come to be associated with a form of sexual harassment in which sexual demands are made with the explicit or implicit suggestion that compliance will have positive consequences (e.g., a job promotion), whereas failure to comply could have the opposite effect (e.g., termination of employment).

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June 18th 2024

upper hinge

upper hinge

the point in a distribution of values above which lie one fourth of the data and below which lie the other three fourths of the data. It is equivalent to the third quartile. Compare lower hinge.