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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.
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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.
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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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The factors contributing to the growth of liquid nitrogen are high demand of electronic products and increasing demand from healthcare sector.
Dubai resident Nikhil Mammeen is a fan of liquid nitrogen being used in food.
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"That doesn't mean we do molecular cuisine for instance, because we saw what happened with liquid nitrogen in England yesterday, we've seen what's going to happen, that's just a matter of time," said Patten.
"In the meantime the premises that were involved have suspended the sale of drinks involving liquid nitrogen."
Liquid nitrogen crusting freezers have been used in front of the traditional IQF raspberry freezer as the only viable method of conditioning the berries before deep freezing.
"This new freezer is giving us greater control and a huge cost saving from our previous method of liquid nitrogen. This freezer has reduced our costs tremendously."
Liquid nitrogen is a chemical fluid that can cause rapid freezing on contact with living tissue, which may lead to frostbite.
A BLEND of port, stilton and liquid nitrogen sounds more like a product of Heston Blumenthal's kitchen than a Pembrokeshire dairy farm.