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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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There is definitely a shift with anchor tenants opening fewer new locations.
Besides enhancing NORCAT's reputation internationally, the addition of anchor tenants should provide new revenue streams through rentals from 12 new office suites being built as part of an in-house expansion connected to Cambrian College's $25 million Superbuild project.
1] reflects the marginal effect of the anchor tenant externality on non-anchor tenants.
There is no question that having the commitment of an anchor tenant will give bidders for the Hudson Yards a leg up, said Josh Kuriloff, vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, which conducted an economic analysis of the Hudson Yards area for Manhattan in 2004.
Anchor tenants include Macy's, Sears, Boscov's and Christmas Tree Shops (a subsidiary of Bed, Bath and Beyond).
Best Buy is always a strong consideration for Weingarten when identifying a list of prospective anchor tenants, especially when seeking a consumer electronics store as they are the leader in their category, in my opinion," she continued.