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initiator

[i′nish·ē‚ād·ər]
(chemistry)
The substance or molecule (other than reactant) that initiates a chain reaction, as in polymerization; an example is acetyl peroxide.
(computer science)
A part of an operating system of a large computer that runs several jobs at the same time, setting up the job, monitoring its progress, and performing any necessary cleanup after the job's completion.
(ordnance)
A device used as the first element of an explosive train, such as a detonator or squib, which upon receipt of the proper mechanical or electrical impulse produces a burning or detonating action; it generally contains a small quantity of a sensitive explosive.

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If the previous inference which has the win function -F is repeated from the perspective of the second initiator, the same Max-Min principle will determine the latter to adopt the [bar.
To the extent that a project initiator is providing a tangible reward in exchange for a contribution, some states will likely consider this exchange to be a retail sale subject to sales tax, unless the particular reward is exempt or otherwise nontaxable in that state.
The initiator of the algorithm constructs the distributed spanning tree (DST) by propagating probes (CALL messages) along the edges of the WFG.
The new FCoE initiator code is based on a specification being developed by the T11, the Fibre Channel standards body, in the FC-BB-5 work group.
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In addition to Initiator, as well as the latest version of EHPT's BMP mediation software for both IP and switched networks, the Net-Charger product for IP billing and Safe-Trader, the company's first venture in content billing for the internet.
But it's up to chance whether an initiator bumps into a rubber transferase enzyme.
In the present work, low power ultrasound pulses (20-40 watts) were applied on conventional emulsion polymerization and the effect of initiator concentration and polymerization temperature on monomer conversion, glass transition temperature, molecular weight, particle size, and particle size distribution were investigated.
as contract administrator, will meet with the project initiator to identify issues that they believe to be most critical.