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undercutting

[¦ən·dər¦kəd·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
In distillation, the technique of taking the products coming off the distillation tower at a temperature below the desired ultimate boiling point range to prevent contaminating the products with the compound that would distill just beyond the ultimate boiling point range.
(geology)
Erosion of material at the base of a steep slope, cliff, or other exposed rock.
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It is a worthy empirical question to ascertain whether removing the automated undercutting rival relaxed competition post-merger, but we do not address that here.
Rather than grasp the opportunity to provide clients with new strategic value, they are concentrating, instead, on undercutting each other on price--and commoditizing their product in the process with pricing schemes quoted on the basis of pennies per bit, instead of value provided.
The report of the meeting in the Institution's Journal for October 1951 explains that Tubbs stated that `there were three reasons for the undercutting apron and the eccentricity.
The evaluation parameters used were surface rusting, surface blistering, scribe blistering, and scribe undercutting determined according to ASTM methods D1654 and D714.