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Materials used to surface-treat textiles, papers, and leathers; examples are starch, gelatins, casein, water-soluble gums, and waxes. Also known as sizing.
The number of edges of a graph.
For a test of a hypothesis, the probability of a type I error.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Same as sizing.
2. To work a material to specified dimensions.
A liquid which is applied over wood, plaster, or other porous surface to fill the pores; reduces the absorption of a subsequently applied adhesive or coating; used to prepare the surface for finishing or to serve as a base for subsequent coatings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.