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1. Open space between two elements of a building to aid in proper placement, to compensate for minor inaccuracies in cutting, or to allow unobstructed movement between parts.
2. The space or distance allowed for anchorage or erection processes or to accommodate dimensional variations in the building structure.
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The landward approaches would require considerable clearage of trees and an extensive trestle ramp.
The specific parameters were: error = 100 ppm; index mode = combined (MS+MS/MS); searching database parameter = trypsin; max missed clearage = one; variable modifications = acetyl (N-term), carbamidomethyl (C), and Oxidation (M); MS/MS Fragment Toleration = 0.
dollars to the project and not only kept the pipeline less accessible to saboteurs but was supposed to result in the permanent clearage of only 1,500 of PNG's 88.