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Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.

block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

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Precise building blocks can be selected and organized into useful structures by using surface modifications or specialized surfactant additives.
To overcome these shortcomings, he and his colleagues start with siloxane building blocks that contain fluorine atoms.
By kicking off some or all of these side groups while joining the building blocks and by varying the ratio of monomers, they adjust the degree and spacing of conjugation, and consequently the color of light emitted.
Starting with molecular building blocks of their own design, the researchers are learning to precisely and rationally control how these blocks organize into crystal structures and macroscopic solid materials.
In fact, he says, new experimental data from his laboratory suggest that the formation and linking of life's building blocks -- amino acids and nucleotides -- may have been all but inevitable, given the starting chemistry of earth's "primordial soup.

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