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(industrial engineering)
A machine or facility which is being considered for replacement.


Bryan, William Jennings
(1860–1925) defended Creationism in famous Scopes trial. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 383–384]
Canisius, St. Peter
Jesuit theologian; buttressed Catholic faith against Protestantism. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 276]
halts Susanna’s execution; gets her acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
Darrow, Clarence
(1857–1938) lawyer; Bryan’s nemesis in Scopes trial (1925). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 131]
Defender of the Faith
Henry VIII as defender of the papacy against Martin Luther (1521). [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 769–772]
Defenders, The
father-son lawyer team in early 1960s. [TV: Terrace, I, 197]
Miriam’s ardent friend ever ready to defend her. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
bravely defended Troy against Greek siege for ten years. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Mason, Perry
detective novels and TV series feature courtroom drama by lawyer. [Am. Lit.: Gardner, Erie Stanley, in EB, IV: 416; Radio: Buxton, 186–187; TV: Terrace, II, 199]
Ridd, John
defender of the parish of Oare in Somerset. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Zola, Emile
(1840–1902) attacked Army cover-up of Dreyfus affair in J ’accuse (1898). [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 60]

Windows Defender

The antivirus program that comes with Windows, starting with Windows 8 (it was retroactively added to Windows 7). Windows Defender scans files downloaded from any Windows Web browser.

Defender -> MSE -> Defender
Windows Defender was originally only an antispyware program that was acquired by Microsoft from GIANT Company Software in 2004. Defender was replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in 2009, which included antivirus scanning. In 2012, the name was resurrected for the antivirus program built into Windows 8, and it uses the same virus signatures as MSE. See Microsoft Security Essentials.
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Defend has five subsidiaries and six branches in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and in the UK.
If you defend Ruto's rights, I believe he shall also defend yours whenever you want to visit areas where he is politically strong.
Our team is ready to defend the Governor-elect at the tribunal,' the SAN said.
'However, if they don't have a good total to defend then they will have added pressure on them to take wickets.
"The best thing is to defend with 10 offensive players because when you have the ball it's much more likely you will score."
When we defend deep there is a lot more basic defending involved and we're not very good at it.
This was Senator Leila De Lima's statement on Sunday as she urged Filipinos to defend Jover Laurio, the person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB) Facebook page.
DEFENDING Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the legal fee row of his defamation case, top lawyer Ram Jethmalani has said that he is ready to defend him for free.
Mydent announces new and improved DEFEND Level 1, 2 and 3 Face Masks.
The determination of whether an insurer has a duty to defend is the most important of all coverage issues, which shouldn't be surprising.
They were just defend, defend, defend and playing on the counter-attack.