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see fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity is now usually defined using a formula known as the body mass index (BMI), in which weight (in kilograms) is divided by height (in meters) squared.
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What does it mean when you dream about being fat?

Being fat in a dream is a straightforward symbol of overindulgence, but it can also represent wealth and opulence. The dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. Thus, an image of a fat person in a dream can indicate anything from a “fat cat,” to “fat chance,” to “fathead,” to “fat city.” (See also Obesity).

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fat

[fat]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an obese person.
(biochemistry)
Any of the glyceryl esters of fatty acids which form a class of neutral organic compounds.
(physiology)
The chief component of fat cells and other animal and plant tissues.

FAT

[fat or ¦ef¦ā′tē]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fat

1. Material accumulating on a trowel during smooth troweling; used to fill in small imperfections.
2.See fat concrete, fat lime, etc.
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fat

1. any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry
2. vegetable or animal tissue containing fat
3. Theatre a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
4. having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint
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FAT

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FAT

(File Allocation Table) The file system used for compatibility. Developed for floppy disks in the late 1970s, FAT was the file system for hard drives in DOS and also in Windows prior to NTFS. Today, FAT32 and exFAT are widely used for USB and external storage drives because they are supported by every major platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices. In addition, FAT is used for digital camera storage.

FAT Directory and Table
The FAT directory maintains a list of file names and dates, and the FAT table has an entry for each drive cluster. When a drive is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice.

The directory points to an entry in the table where the file starts. If the file is larger than one cluster, the first table entry points to the next entry and so on until the end of file (see below). See FAT32, file system, cluster and NTFS.


The FAT Table
The file RESUME.DOC is stored in clusters 0, 2, 3 and 7. The directory entry points to cluster 0 where the file begins. The entry for cluster 0 points to cluster 2 and so on. BUDGET.XLS is stored in clusters 1, 4, 8 and 9. If a cluster becomes damaged, it is marked and never used again.
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A separate report from the China Central Television (CCTV) further disclosed that those animal fat was waste fat from slaughter houses including rotten meat and animal viscera.
"It could also be the animal fat or the high calorie-density of diets rich in red meat," says Giovannucci.
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Tyson said it would make capital improvements this summer to begin pre-processing animal fat from some of its rendering facilities later in the year.
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As an alternative to animal fat emulsions, SCANPRO T95 can be used in vegetable oil emulsions to gain a healthier fat source, The oil emulsion made with SCANPRO T95 can also be used as show-meat in pasteurised and sterilised products such as luncheon meat products.
If you eat lots of plant foods, there's simply less room for the saturated animal fats that clog arteries.
The study also found that humans used earthy colours like oranges, yellows and reddish-browns pigments probably derived from various minerals that had been crushed up and then mixed with animal fat or eggs.
The Committee also warned of the dangers of animal fat accumulating chemicals from contaminated animals and decided that only Category 3 animal fat should be allowed into the food chain.In addition, the MEPs declared that catering waste should be brought within the scope of the new Regulation, since left-overs of illegally imported meat proved to be the source of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in the United Kingdom.
The dioxins, probably originating from oil left at a waste recycling center, entered the food supply via animal feed made with recycled animal fat. (In Belgium, waste fat from recycling centers is commonly mixed with fat from slaughterhouses to make animal feed.) Five hundred tons of the contaminated feed was distributed to farms, mostly poultry operations, throughout Belgium.
Others have found links with the saturated fats not just in meat, but also in high-fat dairy products.(4) "When you look at all the studies on prostate cancer, the most consistent finding is that saturated fat or animal fat is associated with a higher risk," says Giovannucci.