foreign element

foreign element

[¦fär·ən ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
A work element which is not a part of the normal work cycle, either because it is accidental or because it occurs only occasionally.
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This hindering [of elections] will continue until the veto is broken, and we break those followers out of their cages and dependency on the foreign element. The MP cautioned those who want to carry out financial revisions that their path would only lead to strife and national crises.
It includes a new arbitration law and a proposed Royal Decree on arbitration involving a foreign element.
The commercial court has jurisdiction to handle commercial cases with a foreign element, it does not handle domestic commercial cases.
Sixth: The Cabinet discussed a proposed new law regarding the applicable law in matters that include a foreign element that may conflict with laws based on Article 7 of the Civil Law Code which is applicable to all conflicts related to civil and commercial matters.
(a) Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011, SSI 2011/159.
These cases, of course, do not merely contain a foreign element: they have strong political implications as well.
SIR - There is a lot to be said about the foreign element playing in the four Welsh regions.
Outwardly, the diplomat cannot give one iota of this material to a foreign element, unless he receives the consent of the authorized agency.
"I also believe there is a foreign element moving into Iraq," he said, calling them "al Qaeda-type fighters".
A ship cuts through water, a foreign element, but one that the ship is designed to inhabit with grace, fortitude and speed.
"By accusing anyone who criticizes it of being a spy or a foreign element with a suspicious agenda makes them worst than Mubarak's regime," he said.

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