principal item

principal item

[′prin·sə·pəl ′īd·əm]
(engineering)
Item which, because of its major importance, requires detailed analysis and examination of all factors affecting its supply and demand, as well as an unusual degree of supervision; its selection is based upon such criteria as strategic importance, high monetary value, unusual complexity of issue, and procurement difficulties.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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