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A non-interactive, one-way transmission of data that does not require an immediate response, if at all.

A command-line parameter available for some programs that enables running of a program as a separate process in a batch queue; the program job may execute immediately as a separate process or may wait in a batch queue to execute at a later time. After the job is submitted to batch, the terminal is freed for other work.

A group of clinical specimens that are processed at the same time.

A specific quantity of material or drug substance processed in one run or a series of runs, and thus expected to result in a homogenous end-product.
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In this work, regarding to problem which first-first (FF) heuristic [6] is applied to form the batches; we suggest the RK as follows.
This included using a smaller vessel, loading the parts into the vessel from the side rather than the top and feeding them through one at a time instead of in large batches.
As a purely precautionary measure, four other batches made at the same time were being recalled, only one of which was distributed in the UK, the company said.
The affected batches are GDB084A February 2004 200 doses, GDC010A March 20004 200 doses, GDC010C March 2004 200 doses.
When increasingly stronger batches of coffee were brewed, an increase in metal removal was observed, probably because of the increased contact time between the coffee and the water as it seeped through a thicker bed of grounds.
The 5,217-ton Pacific Pintail brought the eight batches to the plant in Takahama on the Sea of Japan coast, and the 4,863-ton Pacific Teal unloaded its 32 batches in Fukushima Prefecture, about 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
In a statement on the Trading Standards website, Durex said: "Our tests have shown that some batches which are currently on the market in UK and Ireland do not pass the requirements for burst pressure towards the end of the shelf life for the product.
The Model 700-TH-5-SS Inline Miniature Rotary Batch Mixer gently blends batches up to 5 cu ft in parts as small as one per million with complete uniformity in less than three minutes, evacuates the batch with no residual, and can be sanitized rapidly with no tools.
* How much effect do you think the humidity and temperature have on the consistency of the batches you produce?
A monitor screen displays real time conditions of each blender including status, ID, alarms, blending rate, batches completed, formulas and actual weights of each ingredient.
The system can be configured with more than one weigh station, to allow individual ingredients to be weighed simultaneously at the main station, for fast production of certified batches.