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Depth

The ability of a security to withstand greater or smaller demand without affecting the price. Deep securities tend to be highly liquid and can be bought or sold in large quantities without their prices greatly moving in either direction. Among the factors affecting depth is the minimum price increment at which trades can be made (the tick size), market transparency, and restrictions on trade due to a futures or option contract on the security.

depth

Used to refer to a security market's ability to absorb large security purchases or sales without significant price changes. A market's depth is an important consideration in selecting securities to trade and markets in which to trade. See also deep market.

depth

The distance between the front and the rear property line of a lot. Because local government rights-of-way for streets and sidewalks may exceed the actual width of the pavement, the lot depth may be less than the visible yard.

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Effects of lunar cycles on the activity patterns and depth use of a temperate sport fish, the largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.
However, the intermediate images generated by DIBR cannot be completely restored to the original due to inadequate depth information and the occlusion problem.
Panerai Luminor 1950 submersible depth gauge for the pangaea expedition
Although other factors contribute to significant uncertainty at small depths, the large changes in indentation strain rate could also have affected the resulting modulus values.
Thus the minerals must have formed at greater depths than their present location, says Lev Vernik of Stanford University, who formerly worked on the Kola project.
Using a different seismic technique, Stephen Grand at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Donald Helmberger at Caltech in Pasadena and their colleagues have also discovered high-velocity areas, which they think extend to depths of 400 km, beneath the Canadian shield in North America, the Russian plateau in Eurasia and the northwest Affrican shield.
Some of these shafts were sampled at depth by a Canadian independent consulting geologist, Eric Kallio, P.
One paper particularly intrigued reseachers at the meeting because it shows for the first time a global relationship between the chemistry of new ocean floor and its depth under the sea surface, a relationship that holds regardless of where the young ocean rocks were found.
1 in 2005 was designed to in-fill the drilling done in 2004 within approximately one kilometre of the axis of the fold between the south and north limbs of the deposit, as well as step out at depth in certain areas.
Since pressures increase with depth in the earth, "this is very strong evidence that melting in the Archean took place at much greater depths than it is taking place today,' says Herzberg.
C05-014 was drilled to 501 m to test the depth potential of the system.
In studying the 216 best-defined quakes recorded since 1977, Bollinger and his co-workers discovered that their depths differ in two regions.