Notch

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Notch

Slang; in bond trading, a small increase or decrease in a bond rating. For example, if a rating goes from AAA to AA+, it is said to decline by a notch.
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Our hypothesis was that a single measurement from the sternal notch to the end of the third finger alone would suffice in obtaining an accurate measurement for cane length.
Below the tag lay a denuded, cephalocaudally oriented epithelial groove that terminated approximately 1 cm above the sternal notch.
The 16 cm of jejunum was anastomosed end-to-side to the laryngopharynx proximally and end-to-end to the normal colon at the level of the sternal notch distally (Fig.
Physical examination revealed a small protuberance of tissue in the submental area and a vertically oriented strip of red skin and subcutaneous tissue that terminated inferiorly in a blind pouch just above the sternal notch.
Therefore, ectopic thymic tissue may be found in any position along a line from the angle of the mandible to the sternal notch, and in any location between the anterior mediastinum and the diaphragm.
A transverse skin incision was made two finger breadths (~2 cm) above the sternal notch by electrocautery.