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ab·so·lute u·nit

a unit the value of which is constant regardless of place or time and does not derive from nor depend on gravitation.

ab·so·lute u·nit

(ab'sŏ-lūt' yū'nit)
A unit the value of which remains constant regardless of place or time and is not dependent on gravitation.
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(a) Total LST hourly continental (solid) and oceanic (dashed) flash counts in absolute units, (b) As in (a), but in relative units (%).
Thus, bull-calves in the experimental groups showed better compared to their counterparts in the reference group digestion of dry matter--by 2.4, 2.2, and 2.7; organic matter by 2.8, 2.3, and 3.2; crude protein--by 2.6, 2.4, and 3.3; fat--by 1.8, 1.1, and 2.6; crude fiber--by 3.1, 2.6, and 3.6; and nitrogen-free extractive substances--by 3.5, 3.0, and 4.2%, respectively, in absolute units. It should also be noted that the highest tendency to increasing digestibility of nutrients in the forage was found in case of joint feeding of the antioxidant and the sorbent.
This technology can help doctors better identify and manage those patients at risk for complications from stroke, traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage due to decreased cerebral blood flow by providing continuous, real-time, soft-tissue perfusion measurements in absolute units. Codman, 325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA 02767.
The RAMP ratio factors out the absolute units of fluorescence through the ratio calculation itself; the ratio is a relative value of the measurement of signal at the detection zone divided by the sum of the detection zone and the internal control zone.
Research contributions helped define the early international system of measurement units and bring about the transition to absolute units based on fundamental principles and physical and dimensional measurements.
Inbreeding depression in absolute units was calculated by using cycle means from those environments where the trait of interest was measured on both the [S.sup.0] and [S.sup.1] experiments.
* The rotor was a biconical type -- this allowed the results to be expressed in absolute units and so the data could be compared to those obtained on other instruments such as capillary rheometers.
Like Greider, the steelmakers tended to think in terms of absolute units of output, rather than profitability.