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workability

[‚wər·kə′bil·əd·ē]
(materials)
The ease with which concrete can be placed.

workability

1. That property of freshly mixed concrete, plaster, or mortar which determines the ease and homogeneity with which it can be mixed, applied, compacted, spread, or finished; placeability.
2. The degree of ease of cutting and quality of cut that can be obtained in various woods with hand tools or machines.
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The whitepaper is accompanied by videos on the Workable Exchange website that illustrate the information exchange processes between the government, administrator, employers, and individuals as well as a demonstration of the BeneKit exchange online platform.
Leslie renovated her gift shop and turned it into a completely accessible guest room with a bed that is the proper height, has multiple grab bars in the bathroom, a workable showerhead, and everything
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The Treasury is consulting the property industry for their views on the qualities and features of a workable PGS to take effect from April 2008.
Obesity is epidemic among Americans, even our children, so the emphasis in Hand To Mouth on lifestyle and lifestyle changes is an intelligent, workable, and hard work alternative to the seemingly perennial blather of diet fads.
The government recently announced plans to amend the regulations to provide a more workable solution.
A Time to Choose" (by Amy Sullivan, December) provides an interesting, if disheartening, look into how the vested interests of various one-issue groups can derail reasonable attempts by reasonable people to craft workable compromises in difficult policy matters.
The basic commitment is to insist on workable arrangements instead of settling for something less.
As reported by The National Journal, at a July hearing before the House Government Reform Technology Subcommittee, Linda Koontz, GAO's director of information technology issues, said NARA has only recently improved inspection of federal agency documents to ensure valuable electronic records are archived and has not developed a workable plan for the e-archives.
To devise a workable prototype for his twenty-first century tree-house, he undertook a lengthy process of design development and conducted extensive research into materials.
Leaders shared and discussed workable ideas and information for the coming year.
Forster, in Aspects of the Novel, establishes a workable, though artificial, distinction between story and plot: