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procurement

[prə′kyu̇r·mənt]
(ordnance)
The complete action or process of acquiring or obtaining personnel, materiel, services, or property from outside a military service by means authorized in pertinent directives.
More specifically, the action or process of acquiring or obtaining materiel, property, or services at the operational level, for example, purchasing, contracting, and negotiating directly with the source of supply.

procurement

The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases.
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First, clinicians cannot rely only on external markers because the majority of alcohol-affected people do not meet the physical criteria for FAS.
Moreover, the regrind masterbatches are said to perform well in injection molding, yielding consistent cosmetic results and meeting all of the physical criteria required for this footwear.
Provisions have also been made to allow flammables to be addressed by specified physical criteria such as flash point, boiling point, etc.

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