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Become applicable or exercisable. A term mainly used on the context of employee stock ownership or option programs. Employees might be given equity in a firm but they must stay with the firm for a number of years before they are entitled to the full equity. This is a vesting provision. It provides incentive for the employee to perform.


The process by which an employee with a qualified retirement plan and/or stock option becomes entitled to the benefits of ownership, even if he/she no longer works at the company providing the retirement plan or stock option. Vesting occurs after an employee has worked at the company for a certain number of years; once vesting occurs, the benefits of the plan or stock option cannot be revoked.


To give immediate rights in property, even if possession or enjoyment will be delayed until later.The question of when property rights vest is critical to future interests, taxation, and creditors' rights.

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Sies, "Oxidation of glutathione by the superoxide radical to the disulfide and the sulfonate yielding singlet oxygen," European Journal of Biochemistry, vol.
The bond formation between the oxygen atoms in the tetraoxygen molecule on the singlet and triplet states is confirmed by atoms in molecules topological analysis of wave function.
Shi et al., "Singlet oxygen production by peptide-coated quantum dot-photosensitizer conjugates," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
Jacobs, "Singlet oxygen generation using PDMS occluded dyes," Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A, vol.
Alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) was used as the calibration standard, and the singlet oxygen absorbance capacity (SOAC) result is expressed as [micro]mole [alpha]-tocopherol equivalent (vitamin E equivalent) per gram (Aubry et al.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 15, 2007 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced their recent discovery that high-order fullerene C82 and metal-containing fullerene (both Nano-Carbons) can efficiently remove singlet oxygen (which causes oxidation).
Indeed, this novel technology has already been used in quantum cryptography and silicon microprocessor failure analysis, and has the potential to cross into applications such as singlet oxygen detection in biomedical research and Raman LIDAR for long-range toxic materials detection.
Upon absorption of a photon by a chromophore, an electron is promoted from the singlet ground state (SO) to an intermediate vibrational level of the excited singlet state (S1).
On a hot summer day, you may want to doff the bike shirt and wear a singlet on the run, especially the second one.
In effective-range theory, the singlet scattering cross section [[sigma].sub.s] is defined by the scattering length [a.sub.nn] as