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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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live coverage anchored by Steve Kmetko and Linda Grasso.
The Dixwell Avenue Shopping Center will be anchored by Super Stop & Shop, with Staples, Toy Works, Old Navy Gap, and Pep Boys on board.
The first phase will be anchored by Costco and Home Depot (both retailer owned), and will be tenanted by, amongst others, Winners, Linens N Things, Michaels, Golf Town, Petsmart, Royal Bank and TD Canada Trust.
Upon completion, this unenclosed shopping centre will comprise approximately 260,000 square feet and will be anchored by Loblaws (112,000 square feet, tenant-owned) and Rona, along with 35,000-40,000 square feet of retail space.
They are all grocery-anchored retail centers anchored by one of top grocers in the market.
Mega Centre Beauport in Quebec City will comprise 330,000 square feet anchored by (user-owned) retailer Reno Depot.
The mall contains approximately 693,285 sf of space and is anchored by: Sears, Burdines, JC Penny's and Dillard's.
Del Norte Plaza is currently 90% leased and is anchored by Vons Supermarket (a division of Safeway, Inc.