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Economics
a. (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
b. (of funds, money, etc.) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
c. (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
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The independent think-tank said: "This would be the tightest squeeze in spending on public services since the UK was negotiating its spending plans with the International Monetary Fund in the late 1970s.
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The NovaScan 2020 Copper technology is used in combination with Applied Materials' existing on-board monitoring tools, the iScan and FullScan systems, which precisely control overpolishing and measure copper film thickness, to provide the tightest possible wafer-to-wafer control.
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Fox and Lucasfilm plan to release the George Lucas-helmed pic globally within a week (April 3-8), the tightest worldwide release ever for a homevid, the companies say.