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A portion, as of property or time. Developers build subdivisions in phases or increments, completing one section in order to gauge market demand before starting another section. Lawyers bill in minimum increments of 6, 10, 15, or 30 minutes depending on the particular lawyer and local custom,so a 3-minute phone call might be billed as any of these time increments.
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government forecasts (EIA 2004) that without business- or policy-driven innovation, light vehicles will spend the next 20 years getting 1.5 miles/gal more efficient than they were in 1987, and even incrementally improved versions that save a quarter of the fuel and pay back in a year--as proposed by the National Research Council (2001)--will scarcely sell at all.
The study "moves the field incrementally but importantly forward," says Paul E.
The children's performance on several tasks, including speeded classification and selective listening, improved incrementally at successive dosages; the dosages used were 0.15 mg/kg, 0.30 mg/kg, and 0.60 mg/kg, each given twice daily (J.
This agenda would move incrementally from soft to hard norms.
(These crops are often known as "Roundup Ready," after the herbicide with which they are paired.) Many farmers have had to spray incrementally more herbicides on GE acres in order to keep up with shifts in weeds toward tougher-to-control species, coupled with the emergence of genetic resistance in certain weed populations, the report concludes.
The difference in airfares between foreigners and locals has been incrementally narrowed as part of the government's policy to phase in a single price regime.
In the first paragraph this statement is made: "Although increasing levels of regular physical activity are incrementally cardio-protective (1,2), prolonged strenuous exercise such as marathon running may trigger acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (3) and sudden cardiac death (4,5).
As the story unfolds, readers learn how she and her three-member team worked quietly and incrementally, ultimately finding $3.8 billion in fraudulent accounting charges.
Among other things, we need to agree on standards for the production of environmentally friendly, low cost and easily deliverable hydrogen; gas stations have to be turned incrementally into hydrogen stations; reliability standards must be established and cost goals met for fuel-cell battery replacements; and fuel-vehicles must become affordable, with a range, reliability and cold-starting performance that exceeds their internal-combustion counterparts.
Corporations and other organizations, in turn, will incrementally benefit from the work of PR professionals who have a stronger, broader and deeper understanding of business strategy and business operations, and thereby make greater contributions to business performance through communication activities that are more strategic and better informed.
The Woodhandler I consists of a scissor lift that can be set to incrementally raised.
Effective teachers create interactive atmospheres that encourage student involvement (Andersen, Nussbaum, Pecchioni & Grant, 1999) because learning is an experimental process (Lucas, 1999) and "students acquire skills incrementally" (Gibbs, 1999, p.