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approved

1. Referring to materials, devices, or construction accepted by the authority having jurisdiction, by reason of tests or investigations conducted by it or by an agency satisfactory to the authority, or by reason of accepted principles or tests by national authorities or technical or scientific organizations.
2. Referring to occupancy or use, accepted by the authority having jurisdiction by reason of the submission of adequate proof of conformity with the basic requirements of the code under which the authority functions.

approved

In air traffic phraseology, it means permission for the proposed action is granted.
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The Board's authority to approve the establishment of the proposed agency parallels the continuing authority of the State of Florida to license offices of a foreign bank.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association says on average it takes the FDA more than five years to approve new food ingredients.
On January 3, in conjunction with the Federal Open Market Committee's decision to lower the federal funds rate target by 50 basis points, the Board approved pending requests from Federal Reserve Banks to reduce the discount rate by 25 basis points, to 5 3/4 percent, and said that it would approve a further 25 basis point reduction once the Reserve Banks submitted requests.
But according to Ed King, chief of housing standards at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the state right now "does not have the authority" to approve the pipe.