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fill

Building material such as gravel, stones, etc., used to bring an area of ground up to a required level
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fill

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(civil engineering)
Earth used for embankments or as backfill.
(mining engineering)
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fill

1. Soil, crushed stone, or waste materials, used to raise an existing grade or as a man-made deposit.
2. The depth or the volume of such material so added.
3. A cementitious material such as concrete or terrazzo, which is placed over a metal substructure to provide the wearing surface of a tread or platform.
4. Aggregate placed on a roof decking, 2 to form the appropriate design slope.
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fill

(1) In a graphics program, to apply color to a graphics object such as a rectangle, circle or polygon. In a paint program, the fill function is depicted as a paint bucket icon. It is used to "paint" objects or the entire canvas.

(2) In a spreadsheet, to enter common or repetitive values into a group of cells.
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If the die still is not filled completely, the strength curve will indicate that th e central region will flow in a plug-like fashion, "lubricated" by the liquid in the low-strength region against the relatively immobile solid next to the wall.
In calmly filled molds, the metal rolls over loose sand grains, and the surface film on the metal pins the sand in place.
All the plates could be filled using the extruded ceramic filters, irrespective of alloy, superheat and fineness.
On the side of the casting where the downsprue was located, the melt filled the cavity with a higher flow rate than on the opposite side.
The ready to fill pastry allows quick serving as an appetizer as well as a dessert since it can be filled with any material as per requirement.
An electric system automatically inflates each bulk bag, which is then filled by weight to a programmed set point and settled with a high-output densification system.
One impact of this is that losses incurred during the filling operation need to be kept to an absolute minimum, not least to ensure that sufficient filled drug product is available to support planned clinical studies.
With the CFA 512 filling machines that are now in operation at frischli, up to 12,000 CombiblocStandard carton packs can be aseptically filled per hour.
It is mounted on load cells tied into a PLC that controls upstream devices to fill containers at high rate, and then at dribble-feed rate to maximize the number of containers filled per hour, while still achieving required accuracies.
After bag connection, the bulk bag is filled by weight to a programmed set point.
Of those, 97.4% were filled, with 58.3% of the slots being taken by U.S.