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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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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.
tuberculosis, among them, those for determining unusual drug resistance, serotyping, multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (3), biochemical heterogeneity and phagus typing (4), being the latest one the standard method used until the late 1980's that presented however considerable disadvantages such as the low amount of identified phagotypes and its laboriousness.
As expected, the assessment of the laboriousness of shelf classification correlated heavily with the users' experience in using it.
In addition to the laboriousness of existing techniques, accuracy is compromised, with errors accumulating in proportion to the number of fragments to be read.
Despite the absence of a computer program and the laboriousness of visual histogram comparing, we have obtained much information on the phenomena studied, which is based on the "control-experiment" comparisons.
Throughout much of the work, one can almost hear the laboriousness with which the 19th century German master composed.
The value N = 10 000 was chosen with regard to the computation time and laboriousness of input ordering for 118 755 random realizations E Ao .
At the same time incisiveness is not the most obvious characteristic of all papers and some combine pomposity and laboriousness.
In contrast to virtually all of the advice and feedback Fitzgerald received on the play that targeted the infirmities of Act II, Esslin faults the awkward laboriousness of Acts I and III in trying naturalistically to frame the deliberate absurdism of the much stronger middle act.