first papers

plural noun

Definition of first papers

: papers declaring intention filed by an applicant for citizenship as the first step in the naturalization process

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The first paper money was used in China in the 13th century, as explorer Marco Polo discovered. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Jeff Williams May Not Be the Next Apple CEO—Data Sheet," 30 July 2019 Major volcanic eruptions can cause temporary cooling events—as the first paper demonstrates, these cooling events may differ from place to place, but the effects overall do tend to be strong enough to make a dent in global average temperatures. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Current Warming Is Unparalleled in the Past 2,000 Years," 25 July 2019 Her first paper found that this practice resulted in lower costs, and her second demonstrated fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Twelve months of birth control pills at once is beneficial, new research says," 8 July 2019 The 2018 study was Shahar’s first paper with senior authorship. NBC News, "Questions raised about study linking phones to bone spurs in the skull," 25 June 2019 The pair's first paper, published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, enlisted a sample of 218 X-rays, of subjects ages 18 to 30, to suggest that the bone growth could be observed in 41 percent of young adults, much more than previously thought. nola.com, "Horns are growing on young people’s skulls; researchers blame phone use," 22 June 2019 The pair’s first paper, published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, enlisted a sample of 218 X-rays, of subjects ages 18 to 30, to suggest that the bone growth could be observed in 41 percent of young adults, much more than previously thought. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.," 20 June 2019 The pair’s first paper, published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, enlisted a sample of 218 X-rays, of subjects ages 18 to 30, to suggest that the bone growth could be observed in 41 percent of young adults, much more than previously thought. BostonGlobe.com, "Horns are growing on young people’s skulls — and phone use is to blame, research suggests," 20 June 2019 The pair’s first paper, published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, enlisted a sample of 218 X-rays, of subjects ages 18 to 30, to suggest that the bone growth could be observed in 41 percent of young adults, much more than previously thought. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Why are horns growing on young people’s skulls? Phone use is to blame, research suggests.," 20 June 2019

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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