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lag

 [lag]
1. the time elapsing between application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction.
2. the early period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which the growth or cell division is slow.
lag of accommodation the extent to which the eyes fail to focus accurately.
anaphase lag delayed movement during anaphase of one homologous chromosome in mitosis or of one chromatid in meiosis, so that the chromosome is not incorporated into the nucleus of one of the daughter cells; the result is one normal cell and one cell with monosomy.
jet lag see jet lag.

lag

(lag),
1. To move or progress more slowly than normal; to fall behind.
2. The act or condition of falling behind.
3. The time interval between a change in one variable and a consequent change in another variable.
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It is interesting that no great differences exist between performance profiles of the Leaders and Laggers on annual sales revenues, R&D expenditures, market shares, and growth rates.
It also claims he breathed in the substance while working with laggers removing pipe and boiler insulation.
Giving his ruling on the amount of the claim, which was disputed by the company, Judge Hickinbottom said that while Mr Shanks was at Wallsend, he worked in close proximity to laggers and others working with asbestos.
Construction of Wilton 11 is well underway - and bosses want to fill 50 positions for skilled workers including laggers, welders, pipe fitters, electricians and general labourers.
The main index laggers for the day were MWC (-5.53 percent), RLC (-4.36 percent).
Laggers and thermal insulation engineers at the Vale of Glamorgan plant downed tools in support of colleagues at the South Hook liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
I remember working in areas close to where laggers were spraying and mixing asbestos.
He often worked close to laggers who were stripping pipes and lining them with asbestos.
On the other hand, the laggers aside from JG Summit were RLC, SMC, MWC and Megaworld which all dipped by over 2 percent.
He was exposed to the deadly dust while working alongside laggers who were using asbestos on the ships, but he was never given protective equipment nor warned that he might be at risk.
Leading scientists warned yesterday that carpenters, laggers and builders exposed to asbestos in the 1960s and 70s face a grim future as 60,000 people will die from related lung cancer.