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size

[sīz]
(materials)
Materials used to surface-treat textiles, papers, and leathers; examples are starch, gelatins, casein, water-soluble gums, and waxes. Also known as sizing.
(mathematics)
The number of edges of a graph.
For a test of a hypothesis, the probability of a type I error.

size

1. Same as sizing.
2. To work a material to specified dimensions.

sizing, size

A liquid which is applied over wood, plaster, or other porous surface to fill the pores; reduces the absorption of a subsequently applied adhesive or coating; used to prepare the surface for finishing or to serve as a base for subsequent coatings.
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United Airlines led the conspiracy among airlines who voted in favor of installing sizers at Dulles, preventing Continental and other carriers from competing for customers by offering more customer-friendly carry-on policies.
In some cases, as a result of Delta's baggage sizers, Continental customers are sent back by airport security staff to the ticket counter to check their bags.
Installation of sizers is part of a trend at major airlines to crack down on passengers' purported "abuse" of carry-on baggage.
Its products include in-motion portion sizers, whole bird sizing-and-distribution systems, miniature sizing systems for small parts, on-line counting systems, as well as weighing-and-bagging systems.
ActiveAnswers solutions include selling, installation and system management guides, tools such as system sizers and configurators and other valuable technical information for solutions integrators, ISVs, resellers, consultants and self-integrating customers.
For example, ActiveAnswers provides sizers and configurators to help partners and customers design the best system for their needs.
Heartport is also launching new knot pushers, valve sizers, and clamps, and will soon introduce several additional products, including devices designed to facilitate mobilization of the internal mammary artery, a key step during Port-Access CABG procedures.