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trough

(trawf),
1. A long, narrow, shallow channel or depression.
2. The lowest point in variable measurement.

trough

Cmin, trough serum concentration Therapeutic drug monitoring The point of minimum concentration of a drug or therapeutic agent on the SDC-vs-time curve; TSCs occur immediately before administering a drug's next dose. See MBC, MIC, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Therapeutic index. Cf Peak serum concentration.

trough

(trawf)
1. Long, narrow, shallow channel or depression.
2. Lowest point in variable measurement.
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Employment in other services peaked in April 2008 (3 months after total nonfarm employment) and troughed in June 2010 (also 3 months after total nonfarm employment), shedding 225,000 jobs in the interim.
It is tempting to suggest that 'amorphous' grinding slabs resembling tjiwa may have been a precursor to intensive seed-grinding on 'troughed' millstones.
The NAREIT index troughed in 2008 and then began a monotonic increase through 2012.
Private sector credit growth slowed and troughed in annual terms at -0.5 percent in 2010 as lenders re-assessed the credit-worthiness of borrowers, and borrowers themselves attempted to restructure their balance sheets and "deleverage" even after economic activity began to pick up from the third quarter of 2009.
Only the expensive eats 'n' treats are troughed by this vulture who regularly shrieks "Eeeh take all these away from me, ahve ney willpower ye knaa."
Before the global financial crash, the KOSPI traded as high as 13 times earnings and troughed at 8X in the 2009 credit crunch.
She added the hospital had put her dad on the Liverpool Care Pathway (although this was unequivocally denied by doctors) and that is why her dad's condition has peaked and troughed from good to bad as they put him on and off the pathway.
Fitch said that the upbeat PMI reading suggests that growth may have troughed.
Van Persie often proved to be Arsenal's match winner during a season which peaked and troughed both domestically and in Europe.
However, there are indications that the capex cycle has troughed and a new capex cycle will begin in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Domestic production peaked at 85,000 barrels per day in 1991 and troughed at 44,000 bpd in 2006 before recovering somewhat to 53,000 bpd as of 2009.
This is roughly where equity market valuations have troughed during the last three recessions.