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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.
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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.
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block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.
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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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The ring block and the transthecal block are two of the most common digital blocks. The ring block begins with the hand in pronation.
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Sensing applications typically require several analog and digital blocks, such as excitation circuits, an analog front end consisting of signal-conditioning and filtering circuitry, analog-to-digital conversion, digital signal processing and communication blocks.
Christ: The SD721's and SD751's monitoring circuitry encompasses both the sensor element and all analogue digital blocks. This is in response to high safety standards, especially in the automobile sector.
In addition to four configurable analog blocks and four configurable digital blocks, the CY8C21x34 devices provide eight Kbytes of flash memory for program storage and 512 bytes of SRAM for data, making it ideal for cost-sensitive consumer and industrial control applications such as touch-sensitive control panels, security sensors and control, smart temperature, pressure and flow sensors, large sensor arrays, fan controllers and battery chargers.
In the system's UNK command-and-control ([C.sup.2]) van, 44 analog units and six operator stations have been replaced by integrated digital blocks with two operator stations.
Various digital blocks such as microcontrollers, DSPs and state machines are finding new homes in traditional analog ICs.
The blocks are then combined with the mixed signal and digital blocks for final assembly and verification.
PSoC 4700S features include a 32-bit MCU subsystem, 48-MHz Arm Cortex-M0+ CPU, up to 32 kB flash and 4 kB SRAM, programmable analog blocks, one 10bit, 46.8-kS/s single-slope ADC, two low-power comparators (CMP), two 7-bit IDACs configurable as a single 8-bit IDAC, one inductive sensing block that enables sensing of metal objects, one of the vendor's CapSense blocks that supports low-power operation with self- and mutual-capacitance sensing, programmable digital blocks, five configurable 16-bit timer/ counter blocks, PWM (TCPWM) blocks, and two serial communication blocks (SCBs) that are configurable as l2C, SPI, or UART.
It combines programmable and reconfigurable analog and digital blocks with flexible automatic routing.
Core re-usable components identified by Philips for use in the SSP include memories, analogue and digital blocks, digital signal processors and design support tools.

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