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de·fault op·tion

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  1. default option, defaultnoun

    an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified


  1. default option

    The default effect, a concept within the study of nudge theory, explains the tendency for an agent to generally accept the default option in a strategic interaction. The default option is the course of action that the agent, or chooser, will obtain if he or she does not specify a particular course of action. The default effect has broad applications for firms attempting to 'nudge' their customers in the direction of the firm's optimal outcome. Experiments and observational studies show that making an option a default increases the likelihood that such an option is chosen. There are two broad classes of defaults: mass defaults and personalised defaults. Setting or changing defaults has been proposed and applied by firms as an effective way of influencing behaviour—for example, with respect to setting air-conditioner temperature settings, giving consent to receive e-mail marketing, or automatic subscription renewals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of default option in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of default option in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of default option in a Sentence

  1. Garrett Marquis:

    The president has been clear, the United States does not seek military conflict with Iran, and he is open to talks with Iranian leadership. However, Iran's default option for 40 years has been violence, and we will protect U.S. personnel and interests in the region.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    To date the regime's default option has been violence, and we appeal to those in Tehran who see a path to a prosperous future through de-escalation to modify the regime's behavior, our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.

  3. Christina Hennington:

    In order to enable a set of better choices, we feel like we need to make the healthy options the default option.

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    not established or confirmed
    • A. unsealed
    • B. incumbent
    • C. foreordained
    • D. defiant

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