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Hardening

1. The process by which a sudden change to the price of a commodity or futures contract slow and gradually corrects itself, bringing the price into alignment with fundamentals. See also: Reversion to the Mean.

2. A slow but steady rise in price for a futures market or contract.
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1999), to model the electron beam surface hardening process, the following dependent variables were assumed as process functions: layer hardness--HV, hardened layer thickness--[H.
Moreover, we question the likely duration of a market hardening as capital is already flowing into the market segment from insurers' secondary offerings and IPOs.
The Microsoft Windows Security Hardening Guides, also referred to as the Microsoft Security Standards, provide detailed recommendations on the proper configuration of Microsoft Windows environments to ensure security readiness.
Another advantage is that the hardening process is performed at relatively low temperatures, so it can be applied to finished products without causing distortion and can help improve wear and corrosion resistance.
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Notwithstanding the trend of hardening premium rates, the general insurance industry in Hong Kong will continue to be characterized by its fragmented market structure and keen competition amongst small-to-medium sized carriers.
Central Re's retrocession arrangements have been negatively affected in 2002 by a hardening of the global retrocession market.
The lightweight Telair composite material weighs significantly less when compared to other hardening alternatives and is resistant to bullets, blunt force impacts and fire.
Work hardening also strengthens materials during forging, an important manufacturing technique used to make products as diverse as critical auto parts and golf clubs.
BAE SYSTEMS' radiation hardening of the IBM PowerPC (TM) for space applications is evidence of the processor's versatility," said Scottie Ginn, vice president, Pervasive Computing Business Line, IBM Microelectronics.