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Vác (väts), Ger. Waitzen (vīˈtsən), town (1991 est. pop. 33,858), N central Hungary, on the Danube River. A commercial center producing textiles, footwear, cement, and tools, it is also a favorite summer resort of Budapest residents. Dating from Roman times, Vác was made (1008) a bishopric by St. Stephen. It has an 18th-century cathedral, an episcopal palace, and an 18th-century triumphal arch. The name was formerly spelled Vacz or Vacs.
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a city and port in northern Hungary, in the megye (county) of Pest, on the left bank of the Danube. Population, 29,000 (1967). It has the country’s largest plant for the production of cement and lime. Manufactures include textiles (cotton, silk, and tricot) and photochemicals. There are also electronics and ship-building enterprises.

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(Volts Alternating Current) See volt and AC.
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* Media de plasmaferesis: 0,19 NO VAC 0,14 vs VAC 0,26 (p < 0,001).
Equations (2) and (3), corresponding to the chemical potential of VAc in the aqueous phase (A) and in the polymer particles phase (P), were coupled with mass balance Eq.
The VAC dressing is changed every three days, reducing nursing time, and the canister is changed once a week or when full.
The Performance Power 1800W Garden Blow Vac blows leaves into piles, then sucks them up and shreds them.
The granted United States Patent protects additional cancer antigens which Cancer Vac can use in the commercialization of its immunotherapy program.
Maytronics claimed that Aqua Vac violated the contract when it terminated without notice its agreement to distribute the Dolphin.
More powerful than most conventional hand-held vac cleaners, this turbo mini-vac makes cleaning fun and easy.
8 July 2011 - S&P today placed on "positive" watch its B- long-term corporate credit rating on German magnetic materials maker VAC Holding GmbH on the news it would be sold to higher rated specialtiy chemicals and battery materials maker OM Group (NYSE:OMG).
The current ratings for the single-phase units range from 0.5 A to 300 A with line voltages up to 250 VAC or 250 VDC and leakage currents of 1 mA.