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drawdown

[′drȯ‚dau̇n]
(graphic arts)
In inkmaking, a procedure for obtaining a rough estimation of a color shade in which a small sample of ink is placed on a piece of paper and spread with a spatula to yield a thin film of ink.
(hydrology)
The magnitude of the change in water surface level in a well, reservoir, or natural body of water resulting from the withdrawal of water.
(petroleum engineering)
The difference between the static and the flowing bottom-hole pressure.

drawdown

The distance by which the groundwater level is lowered as a result of pumping.
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Analysts expect the average rate of monthly drawdowns from reserves to moderate in the year ahead, however, this will depend on other uses of non-deficit funding.
positioned to respond to Brian Linn's recent review of Drawdown.
New drawdowns of loans to non-financial corporations (excl.
The 'hollow' buildup of 2000 to 2008 and the unusually large reduction in R&D in this drawdown, means that the Army's recovery will be much more difficult than in previous drawdowns.
Stemming from the 2008 turmoil, the S&P 500 saw its max drawdown of -55.
The Corps will present initial results of the Fall Creek drawdown at a Willamette Basin Fisheries Science Review to be held today in Corvallis, as part of a larger three-day event.
Since all thermoplastics swell, die designers can bring the wall thickness and height dimensions into tolerance with a percentage of drawdown, and if the right proportion is added to the overall dimension, all dimensions would be to specification.
One finds that filaments with low drawdown ratios exhibit only about 21% crystallinity upon melting.
Concerns over previous drawdowns have not run counter to traditional American values, and have not always been justified even by initial combat effectiveness.
Following two consecutive years of general fund drawdowns, audited results for fiscal 2005 show largely break-even operations, and the unreserved general fund balance reached a strong 8.
Officials have incorporated in the multiyear operating plan a gradual increase in funding for OPEB costs, which are to be funded by a combination of increases in recurring revenues and measured drawdowns of reserves.
Further, although the current level of reserves is adequate, Fitch believes that unreserved, undesignated fund balance drawdowns to the city's informal policy of 5% will erode financial flexibility to levels no longer consistent with the current rating level.