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size

[sīz]
(materials)
Materials used to surface-treat textiles, papers, and leathers; examples are starch, gelatins, casein, water-soluble gums, and waxes. Also known as sizing.
(mathematics)
The number of edges of a graph.
For a test of a hypothesis, the probability of a type I error.

size

1. Same as sizing.
2. To work a material to specified dimensions.

sizing, size

A liquid which is applied over wood, plaster, or other porous surface to fill the pores; reduces the absorption of a subsequently applied adhesive or coating; used to prepare the surface for finishing or to serve as a base for subsequent coatings.
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Bank ABC maintains a sizeable subsidiary in Brazil, Banco ABC Brasil S.A.
With the Christmas raffle and Boxing Day dip still to come, organisers hope that a sizeable sum will be raised to donate to the Redcar Lifeboat and Great North Air Ambulance.
Once, and not so long ago, it would have been said with confidence that the premises will not stay vacant for long - occupying, as it does, a prime site and with a sizeable floorspace.
Yes, there was a sizeable military presence in the area.
The machine's large measuring envelope (800 mm x 500 mm x 200 mm) and long-stroke probe arm are designed to accommodate sizeable, heavy workpieces such as crankshafts and camshafts, as well as other powertrain, engine and similar components.
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The deficit forecasts are based on an unchanged budgetary strategy, envisaging substantial structural savings combined with sizeable tax cuts aiming at reducing the tax burden from its peak of 45.4% in 2001 to 43% of GDP by 2006.
The main elements of the business involve growing and harvesting timber and manufacturing and distributing forest products, but the group has sizeable interests in real estate development and construction.
With the residential school settlement and special appeals (our own parish is working on a sizeable debt from a major 1999 building project plus upgrades), we, like many Anglicans, are being stretched.
He was active as a performer even until his death in 1943 and is considered the first composer-performer to leave a sizeable number of his compositions on record.
Two hypotheses were studied: (1) whether or not the deletion of sizeable DIF items disadvantageous to a particular subgroup will affect that subgroup the most; and (2) whether or not the effects of item deletion on scores can be predicted by the standardization method.
The Carroll family patriarch benefited greatly from serving as lawyer for Calvert, as well as from his own abilities to make money, and he was soon at the head of an estate of 60,000 acres worth a sizeable fortune.