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see fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity is now usually defined using a formula known as the body mass index (BMI), in which weight (in kilograms) is divided by height (in meters) squared.
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What does it mean when you dream about being fat?

Being fat in a dream is a straightforward symbol of overindulgence, but it can also represent wealth and opulence. The dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. Thus, an image of a fat person in a dream can indicate anything from a “fat cat,” to “fat chance,” to “fathead,” to “fat city.” (See also Obesity).

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fat

[fat]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an obese person.
(biochemistry)
Any of the glyceryl esters of fatty acids which form a class of neutral organic compounds.
(physiology)
The chief component of fat cells and other animal and plant tissues.

FAT

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(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fat

1. Material accumulating on a trowel during smooth troweling; used to fill in small imperfections.
2.See fat concrete, fat lime, etc.
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fat

1. any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry
2. vegetable or animal tissue containing fat
3. Theatre a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
4. having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint
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FAT

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FAT

(File Allocation Table) The file system used for compatibility. Developed for floppy disks in the late 1970s, FAT was the file system for hard drives in DOS and also in Windows prior to NTFS. Today, FAT32 and exFAT are widely used for USB and external storage drives because they are supported by every major platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices. In addition, FAT is used for digital camera storage.

FAT Directory and Table
The FAT directory maintains a list of file names and dates, and the FAT table has an entry for each drive cluster. When a drive is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice.

The directory points to an entry in the table where the file starts. If the file is larger than one cluster, the first table entry points to the next entry and so on until the end of file (see below). See FAT32, file system, cluster and NTFS.


The FAT Table
The file RESUME.DOC is stored in clusters 0, 2, 3 and 7. The directory entry points to cluster 0 where the file begins. The entry for cluster 0 points to cluster 2 and so on. BUDGET.XLS is stored in clusters 1, 4, 8 and 9. If a cluster becomes damaged, it is marked and never used again.
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Two recent debuts, Monica Ferrell's Beasts for the Chase and Bern Mulvey's The Fat Sheep Everyone Wants, look beyond this preoccupation with inventing the self, seeking instead to instruct their readers in new ways of viewing the world.
And while depictions of suffering borne by the individual, the family, and the collective populate The Fat Sheep's pages, as a whole, the poems hint at a necessary turning point in contemporary American poetry, wherein verbal pyrotechnics have supplanted direct statement, and poems of a maximalist aesthetic (more is more; give me infinite possibility or give me death) have privileged the narrative impulse over concerns of form.
The value of milk and dairy products fell by pounds 23.9m to pounds 266.7m, fat sheep and lamb dropped by pounds 8.3m to pounds 180.3m and poultry by pounds 7m to pounds 47m.
Two months later, they sent 376 "fat sheep for the relief of those who were most unable to support themselves." And they sent more livestock on October 3rd.