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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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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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We believe these NATA test results to be a WORLD FIRST and will set a new benchmark for all other manufacturers," said Paul Russell, Owner, Fab Slabs
He said gas quantity mentioned in the first slab was sufficient for cooking needs of domestic kitchen, except the heating requirements in winter season.
The West Texas Caterpillar dealer subjected the slab to an aggressive, 87,000-lb.
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 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 the previous tax slab, the tax for the income category of Rs2.4 million to Rs4.8 million was in the range of 17.5pc to 27.5pc, in addition to a fixed amount of tax.
The cabinet body also noted that consumption of gas would drop in summers by the domestic consumers and, therefore, the slabs should be revised in June 2019 after determination of estimated revenue requirement by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) next financial year 2019-20.
What bothers me about the condition of the slab is the possibility of radon gas entering through the cracks.
The government is waiting to end the initial effects on the collection that it felt due to the expulsion of several products from the 28 percent tax slab. Earlier on July 21, 2018, the GST Council approved GST rate cuts on 88 consumer-centric items such as cosmetics, refrigerators, washing machines, small screen televisions and sanitary napkins among others.
The transportation stage refers to C[O.sub.2] emissions during transporting the ingredients of voided slabs to the manufacturing site.
Following the same idea and in order to ease the fabrication of the composite beam and to prevent this fatigue problem, the composite beam combining a slab made of steel fiber-reinforced UHPC and a steel girder without the top flange shown in Figure 1 was proposed [11, 12].
"If the five percent tax slab is removed, for example, then these items would be shifted to one of the higher slabs.