growth curve


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growth curve

[′grōth ‚kərv]
(microbiology)
A graphic representation of the growth of a bacterial population in which the log of the number of bacteria or the actual number of bacteria is plotted against time.
(nucleonics)
A curve showing how some quantity associated with a radioactive transformation or induced nuclear reaction increases with time.
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The first three phases of the growth curve are described by the growth parameters such as the maximum specific growth rate defined as the tangent in the inflection point [micro]max, [lambda], the x-axis intercept of the tangent and the asymptote, maximum value reached.
It must be emphasized that the growth curve comparisons in the current study were performed by comparing von Bertalanffy growth equations that were based on fixed growth parameters, and it was assumed that the growth parameters are known and have no associated uncertainties.
The age of the participants defines a cohort, and the overlapping measurements of these cohorts are linked together to determine a common growth curve or developmental trend.
The lifetime growth curve of the paradigm is measured in terms of the fraction of the practitioners that are committed to it, a fraction that depends directly on a variable called "confidence" in the paradigm, which in turn depends on, among other things, the success of the paradigm in solving the "puzzles" of normal science.
New for the second edition Dunn examines nonaggressive and aggressive interior firefighting attacks, discusses risk intensity and risk frequency as well as the NIST five-stage time and temperature fire growth curve. The author is with the New York City Fire Department.
The objective of this study was to examine the growth and development of the Liangshan pig by fitting its growth curve with three non-linear models.
"The regional telecommunications industry is extremely dynamic and on a rapid growth curve, and customer needs and demands are fast-evolving as a result of globalization, which creates a number of challenges for CMO's.
The fatigue crack growth curve of 2024-T62 aluminum alloy is predicted by Bayesian theory with MCMC algorithm and OpenBUGS package.
However, it exerts great influence on the time to an individual to reach the mature weight and on the point of inflection of the growth curve, as will be shown in the next section.
Striking a note of caution, he said however that even though the Indian aviation sector is witnessing strong growth, it needs to be ensured that it stays ahead of the growth curve.
We wish to stay ahead of the growth curve and if we fall behind the growth curve, for example as it happened in case of urban development in the country, there will be aviation chaos in skies, airports.