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buttress

(lip'ō-oks'ĭ-jen-ās),
A structure placed against the base of another to support or stabilize it.
[M.E. buteras, fr. O. Fr. bouterez, fr. Germanic]
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Resolution of the Positive Outlook will depend on continued improvement in pure and tangible capital, buttressed by consistent levels of performance and asset quality.
The state's premier credit standing centers on its considerable economic and financial resources, the latter buttressed by the now-institutionalized protections designed to ensure surplus operations.
We have now buttressed our resources to cover every aspect of intellectual property as it relates to nanotechnology.
45%), which have grown in parallel with the growth of riskier commercial and consumer loans, remain adequate, further buttressed by the company's high level of liquid securities and lower risk residential mortgages.
If what VIA alleges is made out then the dominance of Intel in the world-wide market in the important and developing technology for PCs is buttressed by its enormous portfolio of patents and restrictive licensing policy.
Prospectively, Standard & Poor's expects ART's business franchise to develop gradually as the steady growth in the alternative risk transfer sector is buttressed in the short term by harder traditional insurance and reinsurance rates," said Dr.
These nominations embody the very culture of our company, one whose foundations are buttressed by artistic integrity, great music and hard work.
6% of personal income, as well as its fundamental strengths, buttressed by recent strong growth and successful financial operations.
Despite short-term fluctuations in major markets, global technology spending will continue to be robust, buttressed by strong demand in Western Europe, North America, and Asia," said David Wright, Vice President of Aberdeen Group's Private Equity Services division.