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a unit of relative power intensity equal to one tenth of a bel, used for electric or acoustic power measurements; one decibel equals approximately the smallest difference in acoustic power the human ear can detect and an increase of 10 decibels approximately doubles the loudness of a sound. Abbreviated dB or db.
 Examples of decibel levels in everyday situations. From Frazier et al., 1996.
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Abbreviation for dubnium.


, db
Abbreviation for decibel.
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Abbreviation for:
database (Medspeak-UK)
date of birth (Medspeak-UK)
decidua basalis
deep breath
demineralised bone
dense body
dextran blue
diet beverage
direct bilirubin
disruptive behaviour
DNA binding
dot blot
double blind
downstream box
duodenal bulb
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Abbreviation for decibel.
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Abbreviation for decibel.
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For the new defined-benefit programs, premiums are to be paid basically by companies, but can also be paid by workers subject to their agreement.
* Defined-benefit plan assets were allocated 62% to equity, 28% to fixed income and 10% to other investments.
* Single-employer, multiemployer and multiple-employer defined-benefit health and welfare plans should separately report benefit obligations, including postretirement benefit obligations, determined under Statement no.
* Unlike under defined-benefit plans, annual premiums don't have to be paid into the government-sponsored Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.
There is anecdotal evidence that not all this activity is robust - for example, we are hearing evidence of target- ed sales operations seeking out defined-benefit scheme members to persuade them to transfer.
Pentegra Retirement Services, a White Plains, N.Y.-based provider of retirement plans, is optimistic that the time is ripe to reconsider defined-benefit plans.
A REPORT FROM the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that having a defined-benefit plan at age 65 reduces the risk of retiring with inadequate income for boomers and Generation X workers by almost 12 percentage points.
Public pensions gained substantial attention due to the need for governments to contribute additional amounts to underfunded defined-benefit pension plans when budgets were already constrained.
If I survive to retirement, I will receive a defined-benefit pension for which I'm exceedingly grateful.
Defined-benefit pension plans are consistently earning higher rates of return than 401(k) plans, according to an analysis released in February.
Midlands companies with defined-benefit pension schemes are becoming more concerned about the impact it is having on their business, according to the annual PwC Pensions Survey.