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1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.


A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.


A written legal document.

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The company forecasts total fiscal year 2004 revenue growth of between 10% and 15%, with Scientific Instrument revenues growing between 5% and 10% depending on the extent of an economic recovery.
In its Scientific Instruments segment, Varian expects to grow its consumables and after-sales support to account for 50% of segment revenues.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp.
The new high-tech facility provides customers access to a wide range of scientific instruments for life-science and analytical applications using NMR, X-ray analysis, mass spectrometry, chromatography, molecular spectroscopy and AFM microscopy.
10 March 2010 - US-based scientific instruments company Varian Inc (NASDAQ: VARI) announced yesterday that US provider of high-performance scientific instruments Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) and Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A) have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement pursuant to which Bruker will acquire certain product lines of Varian.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduced its Autograph AG-X Series of testing machines that offer desirable increased precision and productivity with intuitive operation and support functions.
He and his colleagues describe their new device in the February Review of Scientific Instruments.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has opened a laboratory at the company's headquarters that contains an extensive selection of measurement equipment.
LE (Limited Edition), from IQ Scientific Instruments, is a low-cost mobile audit system for companies that need to collect audit data electronically, distribute reports rapidly, and go to just one place for answers.
For nearly two decades Penelope Gouk has made important contributions to the history of science, most notably as the author of The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg, 1500-1700 (1988), already a classic in the history of early scientific instruments.
The Review of Scientific Instruments, which is widely regarded as the preeminent journal describing scientific instrumentation, is a frequent vehicle for the dissemination of NIST-developed measurement methodology.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center said its goal is to enable scientists to connect supercomputers and storage machines to off-site scientific instruments like telescopes, making it easier to do research or analyze data stored in diverse locations.

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