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concrete

(kŏn′krēt) (kŏn-krēt′) [L. concretus, solid]
Condensed, hardened, or solidified.

concrete (kängˑ·krētˈ),

n solid or semi-solid plant extract obtained by washing with an organic solvent, such as hexane. It has a fatty or waxy consistency and comprises pigments, wax, and essential oils.

concrete

mixture of cement and reinforcing gravel or stones used in the surfacing of yards, passageways, milking parlors and the like; critical to the good condition of feet and hooves of farm livestock. Excessive wear due to a too-abrasive surface causes footrot of pigs and epidemic lameness in dairy herds.
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The energy-efficiency group California Interfaith Power and Light provides a way of doing something concretely where people live, in their very own church buildings for example.
Instead, the mission statements I have in mind concretely communicate the kind of business companies need to become.
As the conference progressed, it became clear to the nuclear weapons states that they would be unable to secure any consensus unless they responded concretely to the New Agenda Coalition's demands.
More concretely, advocacy of Middle East positions built on American experience with competition in government--in a word, with pluralism--show that we are at least as interested in making democracy work as in stabilizing oil supplies.
To put it more concretely, it may be very important to Costa Rica to sell coffee to the United States, but it is not at all important to the United States to buy it.
This defilement is most concretely and literally realized when the idolatrous agreement concerns land, the sacred, inalienable territory that God has given to Israel" (p.
Where Dawkins and Lynch described, on a fairly abstract level, the march of memes from one generation to the next, Gladwell describes, much more concretely, how particular behavior patterns spread within a few months or years.
Any time you personify something, you see it so much more concretely and you relate to it more.
Gerstenberger seeks to show the emergence of a confessional community concretely represented in local congregations that gathered to hear the reading and interpretation of Torah.
We also shared the view that it is necessary to make our policy-making process more transparent so we can regain public trust in our ministry, and we will continue discussing what we should do concretely to enhance the transparency," he told a press meeting.
What the political crisis means concretely is that human rights is put in the background," Salinas says.
The notoriously tough John Simon began his review in New York magazine with "If, then, I had to demonstrate concretely what is `charming,' I could, these days, send the questioner to a little show called Jelly Roll