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dilute

Chem
a. (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc.) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture
b. (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water

dilute

[dī′lüt]
(chemistry)
To make less concentrated.
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In order to investigate the differences between high diluters and low diluters, we examine a number of financial characteristics relating to size, growth, profitability, leverage, activity (turnover), capital intensity, liquidity, market value, dividend policy and level of systematic risk.
We do know that the Society maintained membership of the Labour Party and in 1919 the Society had begun to field its own candidates for the local and national elections and supported candidates from unions it once viewed with suspicion for harbouring skill diluters.
New developments including the use of various types of built-in diluters, low flow counters for high concentrations (example from Grimm Technologies), aerodynamic particle counters etc.
Random error likely decreased as technological improvements were made in newer models of water baths, dual-syringe diluters, and pH meters.
Red blood cells (RBC) concentration was determined by means of Neubauer hemocytometer microscopic count using Biopur diluters, and the packed cell volume (PCV, hematocrit) was measured by capillary centrifugation (12 000 g, 5 min).
In her introduction, Perloff dismisses the New Americans as diluters of the primary experimental impulse of modern poetry, which she contends was cut off early in the century--often by war or politics.
Automated liquid handling instrumentation, which consists of liquid dispensers, diluters and XYZ workstations, also make up a significant portion of the market.
Prior to the enactment of this amendment, trademark owners whose marks were diluted still prevailed over alleged diluters on the bases of unfair competition in general or on interesting judicial expansions of the trademark law.
The company also offers a full range of semi-automated instruments including automatic gravimetric diluters, stomachers, spiral platers and image analysis colony counting systems.
1) Commentators who applauded the adoption of the Dilution Act believed that a dilution claim would now be easier to prove by trademark owners against diluters because trademark owners would not have to establish the troublesome factual issue of consumer confusion.
The Mine-X product range includes catalytic exhaust gas purifiers, compact add-on mufflers, exhaust gas diluters and diesel particulate traps for use in the mining industry and in fact in all areas where engine emissions can be potentially hazardous.