An evaluative model which assesses each new thing on its own merits, rather than applying a previous set of responses and prejudices from similar comparisons made in the past.

Also a condition frequently used by parents when allowing children to begin experimenting with adulthood and all the excitement therein.

Example:
"Yes, you may stay out past midnight."
"So my curfew is past midnight now?"
"We'll set your curfew on a case by case basis."

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