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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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VitroStealth([R]) coating is a durable and non-fouling coating designed to prevent unwanted protein absorption and cellular adhesion on synthetic surfaces.
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Living Protein begins with clean and healthy non-probiotics and plant-based digestive enzymes to boost digestive function, maximize protein absorption and strengthen immunity.