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precipitation

 [pre-sip″ĭ-ta´shun]
the act or process of precipitating.
precipitation test precipitin test.

pre·cip·i·ta·tion

(prē-sip'i-tā'shŭn),
1. The process of formation of a solid previously held in solution or suspension in a liquid.
2. The phenomenon of clumping of proteins in serum produced by the addition of a specific precipitin.
[see precipitate]

precipitation

[-sip′itā′shən]
Etymology: L, praecipitare, to cast down
a process whereby solid particles are made to settle out of a solution so that they can be separated from other dissolved substances.

precipitation

Chemistry
The formation of a solid when crystals in a solution reach a point of complete saturation.
 
Haematology
Sedimentation, see there.
 
Immunology
Immunoprecipitation, see there.

pre·cip·i·ta·tion

(prĕ-sip'i-tā'shŭn)
1. The process of formation of a solid previously held in solution or suspension in a liquid.
2. The phenomenon of clumping of proteins in serum produced by the addition of a specific precipitin.
See also: precipitate

precipitation

the act or process of precipitating.

precipitation test
see precipitin reaction.
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Then a precipitous drop occurred over 2017, resulting in 25,042 births last year.
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While proponents saw the "local option" as a compromise, which would have allowed lay and clergy on both sides of the issue to live and function together until a greater consensus could be achieved, the concession was seen by the opposition as "blessing sin" and therefore as a precipitous slide down the slippery slope of moral accommodation, not only with culture and society, but with the law of the land.
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According to Hook, rickshaw operators are facing a precipitous drop in income, while passengers, especially women and schoolchildren, have fewer if any transport options.
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The "Dick" campaign was widely panned in the trade, and is often cited (perhaps unreasonably) as a reason for Miller's precipitous market share slippage during the 1990s.
Two sticking points here: 1) gerund ducking out signals that Eisner wants for possession: Eisner's; 2) Dame Usage decrees that precipitous be used for physical characteristics ("a precipitous cliff") and precipitate for actions ("precipitate firings") or, as here, precipitate departure.