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characterize

(kăr′ăk-tĕr-īz″)
To mark, identify, or describe the attributes of something. This helps to distinguish an individual or material from other examples of similar individuals or materials.
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- Precision IV Analyzers are high-performance analyzers featuring a current measurement capability as low as 0.1 fA and SMU scalability that is available for advanced IV characterization. EasyEXPERT group+ is available on a PC
Detection and molecular characterization of Ebola viruses causing disease in human and nonhuman primates.
Sometimes he suggests that his quality space characterizations are analyses of concepts such as (the experience of) red or green, and that all that is further required for closing the explanatory gap is to fix the references of these concepts by appeal to the stimuli which in fact (but not necessarily) produce the relevant experiences (pp.
Nonetheless, if Clark's characterizations can somehow be further specified, he could mount a reasonably persuasive version of the Nemirow-Lewis response to the argument that no functional characterizations could be equivalent to our qualitative concepts because there will always be something - call it knowing what it's like to have these experiences - that the functional characterizations do not provide.
Given Corrothers's views, such a softening of what is really a brutally stereotyped characterization - and one unbalanced, as is the case in Douglass's works, by alternative types - was probably necessary as a concluding statement for the book.
In other ways, however, the ending fits well into the overall structure of Sandy's characterization, as defined by its background in African-American tradition.
These provisions therefore attempt to answer the more difficult characterization issue involving shrink-wrapped software and functional equivalents, namely, whether they should be considered either the sale of tangible property or licensed copyrights.
Characterization issues, however, are not solely limited to shrink-wrapped software.
Whether a change in the characterization of an item constitutes a change in accounting method has been a matter of much debate over the years.
Commissioner,(24) the Tax Court held that "[a]lthough there is a timing consequence to the outcome of the characterization, it is automatically determined by the characterization and no change of accounting within the meaning of section 446 is involved." The Tax Court thus agreed that the taxpayer, a medical equipment manufacturer, could change the characterization of certain transactions as equipment sales to equipment leases by notification of the examining agent.
Mass spectrometry plays an increasingly important role in the characterization of biopharmaceuticals.
Developed in close collaboration with leading biopharmaceutical companies, the new Genedata Expressionist for MS helps laboratories automate processes across the entire characterization workflow from sample acquisition to result reporting.

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