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Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)

Optioneering. (n.)

Your definition or explanation:
Optioneering: etym: option + 'eering' [from engineering] hence "to engineer (fig.) an option; to consider, in depth, various options and then to advise as to the best option."
a term increasingly used in industry when management needs to be confident of a course of action; particularly where regulatory or funding bodies seek a demonstration of due process
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Example: (An example of the term in use)

As part of any project, we can provide optioneering reports, […] and seismic analysis in order to ensure the optimum design is developed. […] helping you to make a fully informed decision before you decide to go ahead.
(from SCX below)

One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)

http://www.scxspecialprojects.co.uk/Solutions/Design-Feasibility-Studies/ the website of the firm SCX Special Products who seem to be creators of cranes and mobile cranes.

Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries? Yes

Have you found it? Yes http://www.encyclo.co.uk/visitor-contributions.php
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