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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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3] aqueous solutions exhibit overshooting effect, that is, show a maximum followed by a decrease in water absorbency and then a gradual attainment of the swelling equilibrium as shown in Figs.
The CIE whiteness index of the treated samples were increased about 10%, 15%, and 20% and also the absorbency of the samples were improved from 1.
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The first SeA launch since Double Velvet in 2004, the toilet paper has a special dimpled middle layer that the company claims provides the ultimate in softness, strength and absorbency.
The Fresh Comfort glove is foam- instead of cotton-lined, providing more absorbency and cutting down on sweaty hands.
Sidewalls consist of hinged panels that rotate for either sound absorbency or surround sound--depending on which of the two sound systems is being used--and the entire room floats on seventy-two pneumatic pads that will prevent vibrations from the garage below and the hall above.
and the soft zapped foam allows for maximum absorbency and fluid retention.