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1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.


the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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The water absorption test is one of the most important tests in measuring concrete durability.
The interesting point in water absorption test is increase of water absorption in first mixture of a specific series (eg.
In the standard centrifuge plasticizer absorption test, the resin (powder) is saturated with plasticizer at room temperature for 15 min and then centrifuged at 4500 rpm for 60 min to remove any unabsorbed plasticizer (34).
The short-term plasticizer absorption test conducted at 40[degrees]C revealed that the pore volume of the PVC resin used in this investigation was --0.
Heat up time after replacing the dishes of oil in the oven after completion of each absorption test was quite rapid, as confirmed by taking the temperature with an infrared thermometer.
Keywords: Lignin, Starch, Gelatin, Biodegradable Polymer, Water Absorption Test and Tensile Strength.
The ratio of the test chamber to the polymer samples must be carefully designed to achieve a reasonably large pressure drop during the gas absorption test.
The length of moisture absorption tests of polymers can be shortened significantly by preparing specimens in the form of thin films.
Oral iron absorption test * Patient to fast overnight * Sample taken for baseline iron studies * Serum iron measured at 30 min, 1, 2 and 3 hours after the dose * Either: * 300 mg oral iron administered in liquid form * <3-fold increase in serum iron over baseline indicates malabsorption * Or: * 60 mg ferrous sulphate administered * Increase in serum iron <100 [micro]g/dl over baseline indicates maladsorption Table III.