abandonment of work Quick reference
To leave site and refuse to continue work. Must entail a complete stoppage of work with a clear intention not
abatement of action Quick reference
An interruption of legal proceedings. A party, normally the defendant, serves an application of abatement giving reasons why proceedings should
aberration Quick reference
A defect in the image produced by an optical or electronic lens system.
abeyance Quick reference
1. A state of suspension, temporarily inactive, cessation or put to one side for a period of time.
abioseston Quick reference
Non-living particulate matter found floating in watercourses.
abiotic Quick reference
Non-living chemical and physical matter (not biological). Abiotic components are parts of the environment; water, sunlight, oxygen, temperature, soil, and
ablation Quick reference
The removal of material by *erosion, *evaporation, or *chemical reaction. For short-term protection against high temperatures as a form of fire protection or fireproofing of process equipment, sacrificial materials are used such that during a fire there is resistance and protection to the equipment beneath for a sufficient period of time....