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labour

the human input to work activity. See JOB, CAPITAL.

labour

the contribution to productive activity made by the workforce both by hand (for example, the assembly of a car) and mentally (for example, devising a stock-control system). Labour is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the others being NATURAL RESOURCES and CAPITAL. See alsoECONOMIC GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL.
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Widely presented benefits of modern methods of construction (MMC) are construction time reducing, workforce reducing, on-site laboriousness reducing, favorable ratio of cost and returns, and smaller environmental impact as well as better quality control and higher production quality [3].
This kind of creative defense--which is used for instance by persons of depressive temperament--is accomplished, especially when the creator is young (as in Mary Shelley's case), by "tormented laboriousness" leading to creative jewels like a novel, a poem, a painting, a sonata, etc., the very creative process warding off depression and feelings of helplessness and misery (cf.
Both methods are sensitive to the iron ionic state and environments; however, they differ in sensitivity, resolution, evaluated parameters, accuracy, and certainly in experimental demands and laboriousness. The Moossbauer measurements become a standard method for monitoring of preparation processes of submicron and nanoscale maghemite and related iron oxides; see, for example, [7-9].
Parks also used disability somewhat problematically by saying she wanted a standing Porgy because what she described as the "levels" of the actors were more pleasing (i.e., he was at the same height as Bess), and because the laboriousness of his walk metaphorized his struggles.
Sol-gel method is cost-prohibitive due to high cost of reagents and laboriousness of the process.
Boan's selection of the museum's cleaning refuse recalls the laboriousness of making and the constant maintenance involved in the ceramics process.
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For to associate queer youth suicide too seamlessly with the wearing out of slow death, and particularly to associate it with a foreswearing of the unavailing laboriousness of self-continuity, may be to transpose into adolescence the temporalities of an adult depletion, in a way that misplaces something of the specificity of adolescent dialectics of self-possession and self-dispersal.
[w]e must weigh every word in the original sentence against near synonyms that might have been used; we must consider the order of the words, the structure of the phrases and clauses, the rhythm and sonority of the language, the level of diction, we must be sensitive to everything.' (29) Although Wheatley glosses over much of the laboriousness of this process, this passage does demonstrate the complexity of the translation act, in which Ovid's text is broken down into individual phrases, converted into English, and then reconstructed as a syntactically correct paragraph.
The disadvantage is the laboriousness and the slow process of measuring, if more sensors are not available, which could be fixed in place in advance.
It is indispensable to remember the existence of values, principles and social proposals of a category higher than the economic and ecological, in particular moral, ethical, historical, philosophical, political, religious and spiritual elements; and of course, without rolling out the whole list, we present some examples: truth, mercy and beauty, the trilogy of Mokiti Okada, founder of messianic agriculture; justice, as pointed out in Nitiren's agricultural proposal; love and forgiveness, as stated by Jesus; compassion, if we follow the Buddha; the virtues of personal enlightenment, in the style of Lao Tse: austerity, laboriousness, humility, loyalty; liberty in relation with peace, democracy, the practice of one's own culture, the right to be ...
The complexity of the dwellings, their terraces, and the strategic location of their settlement for defense as well as daily sustenance are all evidence of the Quilmes' ingenuity and laboriousness. The Quilmes were clever farmers who built growing platforms on the hills for Calchaquivation of corn, beans, potatoes, peanuts, squash, and peppers.