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slab

1. any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
2. Mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
3. Informal chiefly Brit an operating or mortuary table
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Slab

The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below; a concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Slab

 

in metallurgy, a semifinished product consisting of a steel billet of rectangular cross section with a high width-to-height ratio (up to 15:1). Slabs are 400-2,500 mm wide and 75-600 mm high (thick). They are made from ingots by rolling in slabbing mills and, sometimes, in blooming and blooming-slabbing mills; they may also be prepared directly from molten metal by continuous casting. Slabs are used in the production of rolled sheet steel. [23–1785–]

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

slab

[slab]
(civil engineering)
That part of a reinforced concrete floor, roof, or platform which spans beams, columns, walls, or piers.
(electronics)
A relatively thick-cut crystal from which blanks are obtained by subsequent transverse cutting.
(engineering)
The outside piece cut from a log when sawing it into boards.
(geology)
A cleaved or finely parallel jointed rock, which splits into tabular plates from 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 centimeters) thick. Also known as slabstone.
(hydrology)
A layer in, or the whole-thickness of, a snowpack that is very hard and has the ability to sustain elastic deformation under stress.
(materials)
A thin piece of concrete or stone.
(metallurgy)
A piece of metal, intermediate between ingot and plate, with the width at least twice the thickness.
(mining engineering)
A slice taken off the rib of an entry or room in a mine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

slab

1. The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below.
2. A concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.
3. A flat thick slice or plate of material such as stone, wood, concrete, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the second slab of up to 100 cubic meters the price of gas has been increased from Rs127 per MMBTU to Rs300 per MMBTU or 136.220 percent increase.
The slab structure had been revised to provide one previous benefit to the domestic consumers, he said, adding that 95% of the domestic consumers were being cross-subsidised by high-end domestic consumers and other sectors.
The tariff for third slab (up to 200 cubic meters) will witness an increase of 102pc to Rs533per unit from Rs264 while this consumption would result in a monthly bill of Rs3,872, up by 68pc from Rs2,305 per unit.
In case the tax slabs are reversed, the government will be collecting an additional revenue of Rs100 billion, which was lost due to exemptions introduced by the previous government in April 2018.
"SLAB cannot comment further on the detail of Ms Evans' allegations while the internal grievance and Employment Tribunal procedures are ongoing." They claimed they had not been criticised - despite the Information Commissioner saying they had.
In buildings with slab foundations, radon can enter the rooms directly through cracks in the slab.
Rationalising and fixation of 15 percent slab will lower several bills from credit card, mobile phone to machinery, tiles and many others.
The detailed characteristics of the materials used in the voided slab are shown in Table 2.