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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.
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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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Water absorption tests results performed at room temperature (first) and 40[degrees]C (second).
Result of water absorption tests. Reference Alkaline solution No Individual (%) Average (%) Individual (%) Average (%) 1 9.2 13.4 2 8.2 8.97 11.2 13.13 3 9.5 14.8 Sulfate solution No Individual (%) Average (%) 1 11.4 2 9.6 10.40 3 10.2 Table 10.
For each mix proportion, 100 mm cubes for compressive strength test, 150 mm cubes for water absorption test, and 100*200 mm cylinders for splitting tensile strength test were fabricated.
According to the researchers, this study emphasized the important role of an oral vitamin D absorption test, which may be an excellent means to assess for the malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamin.
* Absorption testA free swell absorption test consisting of soaking a diaper in a 0.9% saline solution for 15 minutes or longer and then hanging for a further two minutes to allow excess fluid to run off.
Results of the applied methods for the three species of Wood Absorption test Rz, Rz, Rz, species [micro]m [micro]m [micro]m Time of Water after after after absorption spot P60 P150 coating T, in s size sanding sanding LX1, mm Cherry 620 50x20 45.3 37.6 8.2 Maple 218 40x25 32 27.6 8.6 Nut 4004 40x15 45 34.7 8.1
(6) have reported the same congruence with physiological expectations for their strontium absorption test. Nevertheless, despite the encouraging behavior of strontium in these largely grouped data, there is not sufficient experience to allow secure estimates of the sensitivity and specificity of the strontium-based methods in individuals.
Moisture absorption tests (ASTM D 5229/D5229M-92) and water absorption tests (ASTM D-570-98) were performed using the biocomposite samples in the form of a disk with 62 mm in diameter and 3 mm in thickness.
Water Absorption Test. To determine the water uptake, the water absorption tests of the untreated and treated wood specimens were carried out according to ASTM D 570-99 and the increase in the weight of the specimens was calculated using (3):
When taking samples to monitor the reaction only small drops are needed for the absorption tests. Note here that [R.sub.s] vs [square root of (t)] absorption tests are conducted at a room temperature of 20[degrees]C and the viscosity of the liquids so determined are in dPa.s at 20[degrees]C.
The analyzer comes with two testing adaptors that enable the measurement of both through-plane and radial absorption tests. "Unlike other absorption tests that use motor-driven and computer-controlled stages to maintain a constant pressure head, this analyzer uses an innovative reservoir system to maintain a static pressure at the sample without any moving parts.