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1. That property of freshly mixed concrete, plaster, or mortar which determines the ease and homogeneity with which it can be mixed, applied, compacted, spread, or finished; placeability.
2. The degree of ease of cutting and quality of cut that can be obtained in various woods with hand tools or machines.
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Given that the only relevant criteria relate to a claimant's employability (and not placeability), the existence (and not the prevalence) of a particular occupation is all that is germane to the analysis.
The advantages of these concretes are their improved placeability and strength [10].
Comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services must be provided to strengthen both the employability (actual job skills) and placeability (job seeking skills) of people with disabilities in rural areas (Lam et al., 1987).
Satisfactory job performance includes general employability, specific employability and placeability. Placeability is the likelihood that an individual will actually be hired for a job.
Instead, the use of a high-quality ASTM Class C fly ash was found to be necessary to obtain adequate workability, placeability, and concrete strength at early ages.
Geist and Calzaretta (1982) referred to this process as "placeability" of the individual.