VISUAL-FIT METHOD is a cost estimation method where an analyst examines a cost by plotting points on a graph (called a scatter diagram) and places a line through the points to yield a cost function. This method is more objective than the account-classification method, but it is still lacking because two cost analysts could (and likely would) visually fit different lines. Such an approach is useful, though, because it helps spot non-representative data points, or outliers.
REFERENDUM is when a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate, e.g., a bond referendum.
PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL is a legal concept through which a corporations shareholders, who generally are shielded from liability for the corporations activities, can be held responsible for certain actions.
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