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undercutting

[¦ən·dər¦kəd·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
In distillation, the technique of taking the products coming off the distillation tower at a temperature below the desired ultimate boiling point range to prevent contaminating the products with the compound that would distill just beyond the ultimate boiling point range.
(geology)
Erosion of material at the base of a steep slope, cliff, or other exposed rock.
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Scribe undercutting. Most of the coating systems developed blistering and rusting at the scribes after 3,000 hours of cyclic salt-fog/freeze exposure.
The exponential growth of e-commerce is making data mining more crucial than ever, but the companies that hold the key to its future--storage system suppliers--are squandering their advantage by focusing on undercutting each other on price rather than positioning themselves on value.
The away kit undercutting could lose Rangers more than pounds 200,000 and last night, a spokeswoman for sportsconnection said: "We are quite entitled to do this and we are optimistic the sale will go well."
As a preview of the results, we find that (1) sellers employ automated pricing algorithms more often than they manually set their own price, (2a) automated undercutting leads to prices similar to the game-theoretic prediction, (2b) automated low-price matching generates prices significantly higher than the game-theoretic prediction, (2c) automated trigger pricing results in market prices below the game-theoretic prediction, and (3) greater commitment to automated low-price matching shifts prices closer to the joint profit-maximizing outcome.
Rather than deconstructing standard literary forms as a way of undercutting conventional modes of perception, One Flesh seems quite at ease inhabiting that oldest of novelistic forms, the Bildungsroman, a realistic novel of development culminating in marriage.
"The rapid turn-over of top-level managers and highly trained specialists since September 11 is causing disorder within the FBI and undercutting its efforts to meet the mandate of Congress to dramatically expand its intelligence and counter-terrorism capabilities," reported the paper.
Meanwhile it has emerged that two years ago the UK Civil Aviation Authority requested Alitalia to stop undercutting two British Airways routes to Japan, reported Reuters.
MANUFACTURERS ADDRESS CHINA'S 'UNDERCUTTING.' Seven tissue and crepe paper products manufacturers and one national union (Petitioners) have joined together in formally charging China with "undercutting the United States industries through aggressive pricing tactics coupled with import surges that have severely injured the industries and workers." The unfair trade petition filed with the United States government alleges that Chinese manufacturers sold the tissue paper products and crepe paper products at less than fair value and that this unfair trading scheme has caused injury to the domestic industries and continues to threaten their viability.
The extensive undercutting can make boat landings difficult or impossible, but white sandy beaches allow access to some and it's possible to camp overnight on many of these.
While not undercutting the significance of the future challenges, Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad, PhD, NIA's associate director for the neuroscience and neuropsychology of aging program, remained "optimistic that current research will lead to strategies for intervention early in the disease so that we can keep these projections from becoming a reality."