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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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Using a cut-off of 3.3 and 6.7 times the upper limit of normal, investigators calculated a positive predictive value of 95% and 98%, respectively.
Estimation of the healthy upper limits for serum alanine aminotransferase in Asian populations with normal liver histology.
Theropods, which include the famous Tyrannosaurus rex, on the other hand, did show what appears to be an upper limit on body size.
The occurrence of data points in the false-negative zone, where the estimated 90th percentile values are between 26 and 43 MPN/100 mL, although not in violation of the existing NSSP rules, can potentially expose the public to risks caused by consumption of biologically contaminated shellfish, because the upper limits of the 90th percentile values are above the NSSP limit of 43 MPN/100 mL.
-- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has challenged the proposed federal upper limit (FUL) list for pharmacy reimbursements from Medicaid.
He said the upper limit for 50% general relief will increase from a rateable value of pounds 2,000 to pounds 2,400, the upper limit for 25% general relief will rise from a rateable value of pounds 6,500 to pounds 7,800 AM and the upper limit for 25% retail relief goes from a rateable value of pounds 9,000 to pounds 11,000.
Under the government plan, 10 percent of the revenues would be deducted at source and investors with capital gains or received dividend income above the upper limits would be required to make a declaration and to pay an additional 10 percent in tax.
Worms from deep-sea vents actually prefer water at temperatures near the upper limits of what animals are known to survive.
Table 33-4 shows the upper limits of the acceptable range for the various nutrients.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a legal petition with FDA requesting that the agency use its authority to set reasonable upper limits on the salt content of processed foods.
However, heat dissipation is a critical issue with GaAs, to the point that the material is fast approaching the upper limits of its performance characteristics.