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To remove structural information, especially to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat ASCII. "This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form."
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As for the volunteer flatteners, their work is not done yet: "We've now got to start on the disputed wills, and have other ones in the future from other areas.
Among his list of "flatteners" he highlights the rise of outsourcing, offshoring and international supply chains.
Full range of size reduction and sorting equipment, including mono-shear shredders, contra-shear shredders, horizontal-shaft hammermill shredders, twin roll crushers and can flatteners.
According to Friedman, there are 10 "flatteners" that are transforming the world and how we work:
One of Friedman's central tenets is that there are "flatteners," like the emergence of the Internet, that are bringing the various corners of the world into closer proximity--a concept that can be applied equally to the world of business
Friedman identifies 10 developments--or "flatteners" --that have helped to level the playing field of the global economy.
The core of the book is a long chapter about "ten flatteners," 10 trends that he thinks are changing the world.
Remember if you feel you do need a little more help then some costumes come with shelf bras, under wires, tummy flatteners and the right geometric stripe can add length to shorter legs and take iches off the waist.
Robotic systems are capable of handling a wide variety of bag types and sizes and can be integrated with metal detectors, check weighers and bag flatteners. Robotic arm tooling can be equipped to simultaneously palletize multiple product types up to three production lines, and place pallets and sheets.
As the century progressed, beauty became more about changing your appearance - ear and nose flatteners were popular.
Yields are 0.8-2.5 basis points lower along the curve, paced lower by the long-end amid a resumption of bullish flatteners. The 2s-30s spread narrowed 1.4 bp to +24.1 bp.