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libra

(1) An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of mass of Spanish origin, equal to 0.46 kg. 
(2) An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of mass used in ancient Rome, equal to 0.33 kg.
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Additionally, once weighed you can just pick up the powder pan, funnel it into a cartridge and set it back atop the scale. Easy access is a thing of beauty when a fumble often equates spilled powder or a scale that's been knocked out of kilter.
The scale has an automatic eight-person recognition feature and will be available in June.
Here are some useful scale terms to know:Capacity -- This is the maximum weight that the scale can accommodate at one time.
For instance, on the scale of Instructor Support, learning environment preferences were higher from students enrolled in the course taught in a traditional manner (scale mean (m)=4.66 of 5 response levels), closely followed by the hybrid class students' preferences (m=4.68) and the preferences of students in the course offered completely online (m=3.62).
Incorporating 'Lift-and Clean', allows the scale to be effortlessly raised from floor level to facilitate inspection and cleaning
Empirical relationships derived from either microenvironment- or macroenvironment-level scales must be relevant at the scales at which vector control interventions are applied.
If indicators are to be used effectively in management, it is necessary that we know the relevant scale(s), so that the scale of management actions matches the scale of the phenomena being measured (Hobbs 1998).
The positive pressure differential between the rotary feeder and the scale provides the motive force for material transfer.
One important point requiring careful investigation is the parts of the scale that are actually stainless.
I also expressed concern that test score scales lack an essential property for comparing test-score gains: an interval of, say, 50 points at one point on the scale cannot be assumed to represent the same achievement growth as a 50-point interval elsewhere on the scale.

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