persistent agent

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per·sis·tent a·gent

(pĕr-sis'tĕnt ā'jĕnt)
A chemical agent that under given conditions of temperature, pressure, wind, and other variables remains in the environment for longer than 1 day. Examples include sulfur mustard, Lewisite, and the nerve agent VX.
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The standard persistent agent, mustard gas, cowered under VX.
Annie Golden, who has a constant whimper in her voice to match the pools of need in her eyes, gives the evening's most finely turned and consistently funny performance as this fey but persistent agent.
This year Bryant leveraged the messaging capability of Bradford's persistent agent software, which checks the security status of PCs before granting them network access, for emergency message delivery.
0 of Bradford's Campus Manager and NAC Director adds a persistent agent for Mac OS X to its broad family of persistent and dissolvable agents.
While missile warheads can deliver non-persistent chemical agents such as sarin, persistent agents such as VX and blister are viewed by many chemical weapons experts as being more effectively employed by missile warheads than non-persistent agents.
Predators and Parasites: Persistent Agents of Transnational Harm and Great Power Authority by Oded Lowenheim.
Predators and parasites; persistent agents of transnational harm and great power authority.
Security administrators have the flexibility to scan machines upon connection or at regularly scheduled intervals with either dissolvable or persistent agents.
Some persistent agents like mustard can take days or even months to dissipate, depending on temperature and atmospheric conditions.
In addition, Mirage sensors use behavioral rules to monitor activity on the network, which allows San Jacinto College to protect against threats and threatening behavior without installing persistent agents on all connecting devices or requiring signature updates.
The Central runtime environment includes an interface for applications, a console for notifications and "pods" (smaller containers for application data), and persistent agents that manage data in the background.
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