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Harm, diminution, or destruction of an organ, body part, system, or function.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. damnum, loss, harm]
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The material damageability rate of a component is estimated by relative value D, which varies within the limit 0/1.
Testing criteria and techniques associated with surface damageability and long-term weatherability of plastic components
Ryntz, RA, Mihora, DM, "The Effect of Coating Composition on the Friction-Induced Paint Damageability of Painted Thermoplastic Olefins.
These may range from specifying specific damageability states for the structure to seismic loads, to specifying the throw of window particles due to a specific bomb threat.
As the principal advisor to the NHTSA Administrator on the enforcement of FMVSSs and regulations, he or she directs and administers programs to ensure compliance with federal laws, standards, and regulations relating to motor vehicle safety, fuel economy, theft prevention, damageability, consumer information, and odometer fraud.
The recent earthquakes of Adana-1998 and Izmit-1999 in Turkey once again emphasized the importance of the geotechical issues such as soil liquefaction, fault rupturing, and site amplification on the performance and damageability of structures.