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received pronunciation

The standard accent of British English, which is typically spoken in the south of England. While RP is not intrinsically better than other regional accents, it is typically the accent native to, or adopted by, Britons with power, money, education and influence, a tendency that began in the early 20th century. It is the accent spoken or adopted by most doctors in the UK.
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The RP parts cannot satisfy all the needs of the designer or user.
Indeed, it is a defining characteristic of the RP accent that, while it is clearly a variety that is associated with England, and to a certain extent also with the rest of the United Kingdom, it otherwise contains no regional features whatsoever.
The working space of the RP machine determines the maximal dimensions of the prototype.
Taking advantage of the self-thickening effects during the preparation of MCA, we can accomplish the MCA self-assembly on the RP surface by predispersing fine RP powder in the fluid suspension of the reactants.
I have tried to emphasize that RP as a received accent was a product of a particular time and place and that a major characteristic was dependence on a particular type of education, which, almost uniquely at the time, ensured that the RP speaker could be regarded as educated.
RP begins with a 3-D CAD model that has been translated into the RP industry-standard .STL format file.
The RP, as it is called, has been found by several researchers over the past 20 yeasr to begin up to a second or more before self-paced, apparently voluntary muscle movements.