initial set

initial set

[i′nish·əl ′set]
(materials)
The onset of hardening after water has been added to concrete, cement, or plaster.

initial set

1. A degree of stiffening of a mixture of cement (or concrete or mortar) and water less than final set; generally stated as the time required for cement paste to stiffen sufficiently to resist the penetration of a weighted test-needle.
2. Of a mastic compound, adhesive, or coating, the stage in curing or drying when the surface has become sufficiently firm to be unmarked when touched with the finger.
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If they do, they are given an extra 30 days to collect more, just in case any signatures in the initial set are invalidated.
Ann Dobson, community development officer at Blyth Valley Council, said: "Working with this group and supporting them through the initial set up has been very rewarding.
These values were used to determine the value defined as initial set.
After an initial set up, part numbers can be recalled and the system is ready to use again, even by unskilled operators.
This policy update provides revised business rules for the use of high data capacity active RFID (Attachment 1) and an initial set of business rules for the implementation of passive RFID and the use of the Electronic Product Code (EPC)-compliant tags within the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain (Attachment 2).
Domestic customers prefer to receive at least their initial set of manuals on CD-ROM due to the extensive download times from the web site.
Separate wizards cover initial set up, page design and adding a web shop.
The patient was admitted to the hospital, and the initial set of routine blood cultures (Bactec 9240 instrument, Becton Dickinson, Sparks, MD) showed no growth.
The new study is "a very interesting initial set of experiments," Hayden says.
The Saf-T Closed Blood Collection System[R] devices require minimal manipulation of the Luer connectors once the initial set up is completed, resulting in lower risk for sample contamination.
Once the initial set up is complete, eligible movies or television shows from Amazon Unbox can be downloaded directly to the customer's TiVo box.
By launching our first widget platform and releasing an initial set of APIs, FIM has taken two important steps forward on our path as a next generation media company," said Dan Strauss, VP of FIM Labs.

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