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weak

(wēk) [Old Norse veikr, flexible]
1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; infirm, esp. as compared with what would be the normal or usual for that individual.
2. Dilute, as in a weak solution, or weak tea.
3. Biologically or chemically active; said, e.g., of acids, bases, electrolytes, muscles, or toxins.
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'We cannot address the complex issues of employment promotion in Africa if our ministries of labour and employment are weak. So there has to be effective engagement, not to see ministries of labour as third tier, fourth tier ministries but seeing it as in the same level as ministries responsible for finance, defence etc.'
Fitch said the government's February 2019 decision to recapitalise banks by an additional 7 billion dollars in FY19 provides banks with near-term reprieve but may not be enough to support growth, considering ongoing provisioning and their weak earnings outlook.
The wind will be weak to moderate, eastern direction.
A weak branch union occurs when a branch and stem (or two or more co-dominant stems) grow so closely together that bark grows between them, inside the trec called "included bark," As more and more bark is included inside the tree, the greater the likelihood that this weak union will fail.
All the political parties including Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qoumi Movement should have deliberation and sought solution for making weak institutions 'a profitable organization' in the larger interest of the country, he said.
Experiment setup included one Teledyne ISCO model 500D syringe pump (used for brine and weak gel injection), one HSC-250 x2 microscopic camera, and one computer to monitor, record, and analyze the experiment results (Figure 2).
A weak signal which can be thought an unwanted signals (may be virus or an anomaly) is injected to all neurons.
(3.2) select the best weak classifier [h.sub.t]() in terms of parameters of the tth stage [r.sub.t] which minimizes the classification error between the weak classifier output [h.sub.t]([x.sub.i], [r.sub.t]) over the ith index of the data and the corresponding label [y.sub.i], over all indices I of the data, I = 1, ..., n:
"The rating is constrained by very weak loan asset quality, insufficient coverage, and low levels of both liquidity and capital.
CSKA MOSCOW striker Ahmed Musa says his team will be out to exploit Manchester City's "weak defence" tonight.
High hydrostatic pressure may influence the pH of weak acids by shifting equilibrium from a dissociated form to a more effective undissociated form, while the acids are under pressure.