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.

"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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