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An action, belief, or physical item that a party perceives as important or essential to his/her satisfaction or happiness.
A particular way of getting an interest met, but not necessarily the only way of getting that interest met.
Interests held by all parties to a conflict.
A form of negotiation in which elements of each party's positions are seen as things to be traded back and forth in an effort to get needs partially met.