dilution


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dilution

[də′lü·shən]
(chemistry)
Increasing the proportion of solvent to solute in any solution and thereby decreasing the concentration of the solute per unit volume.
(metallurgy)
The use of a welding filler metal deposit with a base metal or a previously deposited weld material having a lower alloy content.
(optics)
Reducing the intensity of a color by adding white.
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Reilly (2013) notes that, at best, share repurchases might simply be offsetting the dilution caused by stock-based compensation.
From the dilution tubes subcultures were done on Blood Agar, Mac Conkey Agar and Nutrient Agar media for both the organisms.
Metalcasting experts generally agree that wet tensile strength has a tendency to decrease as higher levels of core sand or new sand increase due to the dilution of the bonding mechanism and not because of a chemical interference.
Madhav supported the dilution of Article 370 by claiming that it created two classes of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Assuming an alpha error of 0.05 with a power of 0.85, we calculated a minimum sample size of 18 to show a significant reduction in FIB-MCF, induced by a 17% dilution of the blood sample.
sativa dilution (50ug/mL) was used in the mode of action study.
The first strategy investigated uses VVT actuation to control the internal residual so that total dilution remains below the engine's maximum dilution tolerance.
Using the results of the vein characterization study, it was concluded that the minimization of dilution for LHOS and CAF would be based on:
Graphic comparisons of such dilutions are analogous to one drop of a substance in the entire Pacific Ocean, one atom in the entire solar system and even one molecule in the entire Milky Way Galaxy.
While some studies have been performed on the dilution process and mechanism (Pierson 2005, Felix and Peakall 2006), there are still unsolved questions for the following 3 aspects: (1) some studies on the dilution index and its related factors have been completed (Pierson and Costa 1987, Dasgupta 2003, Pierson 2005), and the results indicate that the sediment content indexes can be used to distinguish between a debris flow and hyperconcentration flow or other type flows.
"We will continue to closely coordinate with Project water users, Tribes, and our partner agencies to operate the Klamath Project consistent with the requirements of the Order and the 2013 Biological Opinion, while providing as much water as possible to the Klamath Project irrigators during this extremely dry water year." For more information about the dilution flow, contact Reclamation Public Affairs Specialist Laura Williams at 541-880-2581 (TTY 800-877-8339) or ljwilliams@usbr.gov.
It reported a net loss of $544,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017, or $(0.14) per share assuming dilution, compared with net income of $1.3 million, or $0.34 per share assuming dilution, for the prior quarter and $808,000, or $0.22 per share assuming dilution, for the fourth quarter of 2016.