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blade

1. the flattened expanded part of a leaf, sepal, or petal
2. the long narrow leaf of a grass or related plant
3. Archaeol a long thin flake of flint, possibly used as a tool
4. short for shoulder blade

blade

[blād]
(botany)
The broad, flat portion of a leaf. Also known as lamina.
(electricity)
A flat moving conductor in a switch.
(engineering)
A broad, flat arm of a fan, turbine, or propeller.
The broad, flat surface of a bulldozer or snowplow by which the material is moved.
The part of a cutting tool, such as a saw, that cuts.
(vertebrate zoology)
A single plate of baleen.

blade

1. The flat metal surface of a trowel with which plaster is applied.
2. The cutting part of a knife, plane, etc.
3. The broad, slightly concave surface of a bulldozer, or the like, which pushes the material being moved.
4. One of the principal rafters of a roof.
5. To remove, spread, or level a material such as dirt, or gravel by the use of a grader.

blade

i. A rotating airfoil driven by a helicopter engine to produce vertical lift. Also called a rotor blade.
ii. A rotating airfoil driven by an aircraft engine to produce a thrust force approximately in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called a propeller blade. It is restricted to that part of a propeller arm or of a rotating wing from the shank outward (i.e., that part having an efficient airfoil shape that cleaves the air). See propeller.
iii. A rotating airfoil that is a part of a compressor in a gas turbine engine. Also called a compressor blade.

blade

One component in a system that is designed to accept some number of components (blades). Blades can be individual servers or clients that plug into a single cabinet or individual port cards that add connectivity to a switch. A blade is typically a hot swappable hardware device, but a software architecture could use the blade terminology as well. See blade server and blade PC.
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Steven Blader joined the firm a few years later as the fourth named partner.
Tyler and Blader did this in two studies of employees and showed that risk was relatively unimportant in shaping compliance relative to the legitimacy of the companies' internal culture.
The aim of the present study is to address this shortcoming, thereby building upon the promising results reported by Tyler and colleagues (Tyler, 1999; Tyler and Blader, 2003; Tyler et al.
In addition, Tyler and Blader (2000) posit that group identification provides alternative explanations for what people mean when they say that an organization or a social institution's procedures are fair.
In other words, although power and status are often thought of as two sides of the same coin, they in fact have opposite effects on the fairness of people's behavior," says Blader.
Blader analyzed came from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and also showed that in 1996-2007, payment for the psychiatric hospitalizations underwent a significant shift away from private insurance coverage and toward an increased share of the hospitalizations paid for by government agencies, most typically Medicaid.
To find out more about this study and to speak with Professor Steve Blader, please contact him directly at 212-998-0431, sblader@stern.
Blader, of the department of psychiatry at Stony Brook (New York) University School of Medicine, said in an interview.
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