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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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9,757,285 Absorbent Article Including a Buffer Composition: Joseph Greco, Morristown, NJ; David Gubernick, Cherry Hill, NJ; and Claudia Massiel Montoya, Princeton, NJ.
Where absorbent products do need to be used, it's important that the right one be used.
Absorbent Article Having a Fastening System: David John Enz, Neenah, WI; Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Appleton, WI; Robert Lee Popp, Greenville, WI; David Fleger Bishop, Appleton, WI; and Wendy Lynn Vandyke, Appleton, WI.
Also, since the pant-pad system keeps the absorbent material securely in place, it is especially useful for residents who tend to wear loose fitting clothing that might otherwise fail to support a pad alone.
An absorbent article comprising: a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction being orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, an absorbent panel having a body-contact surface for facing a body of the pet animal, a non-body-contact surface opposite to the body-contact surface, a ventral region, a dorsal region and an intermediate region extending between the ventral region and the dorsal region wherein the absorbent panel includes a liquid-permeable interior sheet, a liquid-impermeable exterior sheet and an absorbent core interleaved between the interior and exterior sheets, and a ventral side elastic element extending in the transverse direction in the ventral region.