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disguised price rise

a decrease in the quantity or quality of a good or service sold at an unchanged price. Suppliers may reduce the quantity or quality of a good in order to improve unit profit margins or contain cost increases, but need to be mindful of consumers' reactions to these moves once they have become aware of the situation.
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We also emphasized that the construction of the interface should start from the uppercase (and, typically, one-parametric) family of the hiddenly Hermitian NHSP Hamiltonians operators H = H([sigma]) [member of] [F.sup.(NH)] and that it has to be based on the analysis of the related family of the Hermitizing metric operators [THETA] = [THETA][H([sigma])].
It is thus not unreasonable to surmise that, at a given point, the speakers might create a sort of fusion among these hiddenly related syntactic types, giving rise to fully-fledged P-H.
He said: "I somehow cling to the wondrous fancy, that in all men hiddenly reside certain wondrous, occult properties--as in some plants and minerals--which by some happy but very rare accident (as bronze was discovered by the melting of the iron and brass at the burning of Corinth) may chance to be called forth here on earth."