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Applies to derivative products. Arrangement of options involving two long or two short positions with different expiration dates or strike (exercise) prices. See: Straddle.


A union of two or more entities, either by merging one or more of the entities into another of the entities or by consolidating the entities into a new entity.
Case Study Lucas Industries PLC and Variety Corporation, two manufacturers of auto and truck brakes, agreed in June 1996 to a combination to be called Lucas-Variety PLC. Managements of both firms indicated the combination was necessary so as to remain competitive in a market that demanded a global presence. The combination also was expected to produce cost savings and to result in tax savings by allowing the new firm to benefit from Lucas's tax-loss carryforwards. Terms of the agreement called for the two firms to merge into a new company through an exchange of shares. Variety's owners would receive approximately 38% of the shares of the new firm while Lucas's owners would receive the other 62% of the shares. The market prices of both firms' shares rose following announcement of the agreement, an indication that investors agreed with managements' assessment of the financial benefits of the merger.
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However, Chomp has an important difference from chess and many other combinatorial games.
The technology of combinatorial chemistry is developing an engineering thrust.
Kuo, Development of a system to evaluate compound identity, purity, and concentration in a single experiment and its application in quality assessment of combinatorial libraries and screening hits, J.
The increasing complexity of combinatorial chemistry procedures and related measurements will boost opportunities for complementary software.
The application of combinatorial chemistry to agricultural research can speed laboratory research by several days and can aid scientists in determining optimum conditions before beginning large-scale processes.
Finally, they were asked to speculate on the differences that would result from the adoption of combinatorial methods.
implies f(x) computable; for this, f(x) need not be combinatorial (e.
By capitalizing on Nature's highly sophisticated biosynthetic systems, TerraGen can generate compound libraries biased toward bioactivity and with a degree of chemical diversity and complexity beyond what is available using traditional medicinal or combinatorial chemistry methods.
The pioneering effort for combinatorial chemistry has now shifted to these other industries, many of which are showing signs of rapidly warming to combinatorial chemistry.
University Park, and Eugene Smotkin, associate professor of chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, have adapted combinatorial methods to the task of screening solid catalysts for direct-methanol fuel cells.
Large pharmaceutical firms are looking at combinatorial chemistry as critical to their own drug discovery strategies.

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