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Describing an insurance policy in which one pays a lower premium because of lower risk. For example, women pay lower premiums on life insurance than men of the same age because women generally live longer than men; this fact reduces the risk of the policy.
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Its FR package provides a UL 94 V0 rating down to 1.5 mm wall thickness and a 5VA rating down to 3.0 mm wall thickness.
The council, which was awarded a `good' rating in December 2002, puts the rise to an `excellent' rating down to improvements in delivering services including education and social care for older people as well as strengthened leadership.
The poll revealed that the controversy has also appeared to have affected Tony Blair's standing, with his personal rating down five points from May this year.