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buildup

[′bil‚dəp]
(ecology)
A significant increase in a natural population, usually as a result of progressive changes in ecological relations.
(metallurgy)
Deposition of excess metal, either by electroplating or spraying, on worn or undersized machine components to restore required dimensions.
(science and technology)
A gradual accumulation of material.
An increased value of pressure that results from a series of small increases.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The rate of coronary artery plaques was higher in the HIV group in a statistical analysis that also weighed the impact of other factors that may affect artery build-ups: age, race, body mass index (weight), smoking, Framingham heart risk score, hypertension, diabetes, cocaine use, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides.
It was a beautiful day for blue-water operations near the equator: a scattered layer at 2,000 feet and isolated build-ups in the vicinity.
"There are indeed inherent perceptional sensitivities in military build-ups that could create miscalculations, misjudgements, and mistrust," Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual forum in Singapore.
For example, at peak trading times our control room operators can liaise with the radio stations via Trafficlink to keep our customers fully informed of build-ups and what direct route to take to alternative car parks."
In addition to traditional management buyouts and build-ups, the business seeks to find opportunities to provide growth capital, as well as minority investments, and public toehold investments where KKR can partner with public companies, leveraging the Firm's industry expertise and operational capabilities to add value beyond just providing capital.
They have been there for their previous two preseason build-ups.
water 3 DRAINS and manholes can get blocked, but some build-ups aren't bad enough to block them and yet still prevent them from working properly.
This is an internet-connected programmable controller for central heating and hot water that can be operated using a smart phone or tablet - see worcester-bosch.co.uk/ products/boiler-controls/wave 2 "IT'S essential that gutters are cleared of silty build-ups, plants, leaves and other detritus," says Karl.
"But southerly winds from the Atlantic will force build-ups of high pressure up the east coast of the UK, so it'll be at least 16C on Thursday."
That's right: get ready for bigger build-ups and bigger crashes, whether you're in your own backyard, at a park, or on holiday.
England's new-ball pairing are key to the side's one-day plans, but have had injury-disrupted build-ups to the flagship event.
They include clearing snow (which gets heavier with added moisture) from roofs, especially if rain is expected; making sure home vents and tail pipes are clear to avoid carbon monoxide build-ups; and clearing a fire hydrant near your home.