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acid test

test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
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According to Medigen, China has been trying vigorously to upgrade the blood-usage safety in recent years, creating a strong demand for nucleic acid test agents.
The BASF Acid Test is the first test procedure developed specifically for the Q-Sun Xe-3-HDS, but it will not be the last.
couldn't hurt its standing with lenders if that acid test ratio of 0.
However, when the group tested dismantled but unshredded CPUs, 9 of 10 failed the acid test.
The second test was the fatty acid test, which was done by using gas chromatography.
Nonetheless, before the auditor signs off on the engagement, he or she should use an acid test to evaluate the analytical review, reflecting on this question: If management was attempting to conceal a material financial statement fraud, where would it show up?
AIG's return-on-investment acid test for subsidiaries applies to the company's cyberspace exploits as well.
Debt service coverage ratio is the lender's acid test.
It is true, as he observes at the end of the book, that the acid test will come in the next downturn when unemployment rises and the rolls swell again.
In this section he probes the facts of Israel's two-phase presence as a state in the territory of Palestine (1948-67, 1967-present) with his working normative conception of democracy: "Jewish-Arab relations within Israel are the acid test of Israeli democracy" (208, also 253).
Acid Test has disappointed under big weights in handicaps since winning at Lingfield in June, but William Muir now drops him in class for the Charnwood Claiming Stakes (4.
Essentially these towers represent the acid test both of Yeang's philosophy and his ability to deliver added value in a highly competitive marketplace.