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abandonment of work

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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To leave site and refuse to continue work. Must entail a complete stoppage of work with a clear intention not

abatement of action

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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An interruption of legal proceedings. A party, normally the defendant, serves an application of abatement giving reasons why proceedings should

ABE fermentation

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Another name for the *Weizmann process used for the production of acetone, butanol, and ethanol using the acid-resistant bacterium

abeyance

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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1. A state of suspension, temporarily inactive, cessation or put to one side for a period of time.

2. When

abioseston

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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Non-living particulate matter found floating in watercourses.

abiotic

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Non-living chemical and physical matter (not biological). Abiotic components are parts of the environment; water, sunlight, oxygen, temperature, soil, and

ablation

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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The removal of material by *erosion, *evaporation, or *chemical reaction. For short-term protection against

ablation cooling

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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The cooling of a surface exposed to very high external gas temperature which causes the surface material to sublime, melt

ablution fitting

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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A large communal sanitary fitting used to perform ritual washing.

Abney level

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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A hand-held instrument to measure vertical angles. See also clinometer of action.

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