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Depending on the context, oxidation can either refer to; a) a reaction in...

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Any material that readily yields oxygen or other oxidizing gas, or that...

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A chemical or substance which brings about an oxidation reaction. The agent...

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A gas that can support and accelerate combustion of other materials.

The oxidizer; sufficient oxygen must be present in the atmosphere...

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A quantity describing the relation of variables within a given system. Note...

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a medicine that is administered intravenously or by injection; most vaccines...

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An error detection method in which that total number of ones in a binary...

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A binary digit appended to an array of bits to make the sum of all the bits...

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The combination of oxygen with a material in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere...

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A deflagration explosion developed from a flammable cloud of gas, aerosol,...

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Any solid material composed of distinct particles or pieces, regardless of...

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Dispersion caused by the normal turbulence in the atmosphere. See Gaussian...

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Hardware that is not physically actuated in order to perform its function,...

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A gas whose density is equal to that of the ambient air. Synonymous with...

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A system in which failures are only revealed by testing or when a demand has...

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A series of informal reviews by, and at the discretion of, individual...

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A measure of the quality or utility of PSM program work products and work...

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A formal management system that requires workers to demonstrate that they...

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See Metrics.

A metric used to monitor or evaluate the operation of a program activity or...

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Any inherent characteristic of an individual, such as personality, level of...

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A requirement that defines necessary results without defining the specific...

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Catalogued Device internal or external to the Permanent PES, the function of...

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A peripheral which is part of the permanent installation of the PES.

Peripheral specifically designed to be carried by hand.

Peripheral this is not a permanent part of the installation and which is...

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Rigid structures intended for permanent use in fixed locations.

The portion of the PES which must be present to perform the intended...

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An exposure established by OSHA regulatory authority. May be a Time...

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The maximum permissible exposure limit for systemic workplace 8-hour time-...

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An action required before a subsequent action can take place.

The property of a material determining its ability to store energy when...

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A constant equal to 8.854 x 1012 F/m.

A chemical compound that contains the peroxy (O-O) group, which may be...

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A material that reacts with oxygen or hydrogen peroxide to produce a...

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