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In context of securities, easily traded or converted to cash.
In context of a corporation, the state of having enough cash and cash equivalents to cover short-term obligations.


Easy convertibility into cash. A liquid asset or security can be easily bought or sold with little or no impact on price. Most methods of counting money supply include some highly liquid investments such as certificates of deposit. Liquid assets and investments are highly desirable as they may be sold to allow an investor to enter other investments as they arise. On exchanges, liquid investments usually have low bid-ask spreads. See also: Illiquid, Liquidity preference hypothesis.


1. Of, relating to, or being an asset that may be bought or sold in a short period of time with relatively small price changes engendered by the transaction. A U.S. Treasury bill is an example of a very liquid asset. (Many issues of municipal bonds are not very liquid.) Compare illiquid.
2. Of, relating to, or being an investment position in which most of the assets are in money or near money. This kind of position generally earns a relatively low return but allows the investor to take advantage of other investment opportunities.
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Ingestion of liquid nitrogen can cause severe internal damage.
But with cryogens such as liquid nitrogen, the temperature gradient is far greater, providing the opportunity to harness the energy.
He added: "The liquid nitrogen machine is my own venture but obviously I've been getting lots of advice from my parents who know the food business like the back of their hands.
Basically, you get some ice-cream mix and you have it in a bowl and you pour in the liquid nitrogen.
The automaker is to use the liquid nitrogen during the heat treating process for the manufacture of automotive parts at its plant in Wuhu in Anhui province.
Highlights during the weekend of March 7-8 include Food for Thought, at Newcastle's Centre for Life, where boffins will create culinary treats including ice cream made with liquid nitrogen and a custard explosion.
into liquid nitrogen once more to ensure it is set.
The cooling installation with liquid nitrogen for the cryogenic turning processing (Resita, Romania variant) is an installation in modular built.
Using -320[degrees]F liquid nitrogen as a coolant--instead of water, oil, synthetic coolant, or dry machining--was seen in academic and research circles as an extreme way of lowering cutting zone heat, especially when working with hard-to-turn materials.
When kept at sub-zero temperatures, the liquid nitrogen stored at the bottom of each cryovat turns into a frigid vapor.
Liquid nitrogen boils at minus 310 degrees Fahrenheit, which enables products to freeze instantly.