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225Acceptance samplingIn sampling by variables, acceptance is defined in terms of the observed values and the permitted tolerances......
224Acceptance/rejection,probability ofThe probability that a lot of a given quality will be accepted or rejected by a given sampling plan......
6080Access roadA road, temporary or permanent, affording entry to a project or any part of the project work......
8097Access time, or Cycle time1 – The time required to condition a storage unit or device to receive or transmit data, after the instruction to do so is given. 2 – The length o.....
22Accidental error, or Random errorAn error due to chance causes when, the sign of the error may be plus or minus. In a series of measurements accidental errors are compensating in thei.....
6746Acclimation, Acclimatization The physiological and behaviourial adjustments of an organism to a new habitat or changes in its environment......
8858Accountability The requirement that officials answer to stakeholders on the disposal of their powers and duties, act on criticisms or requirements made of them and a.....
1255Accretion1 The gradual increase in flow of a stream due to influent seepage. 2   See 1369......
1369Accretion1 - A process of accumulation of silt, sand, pebbles, etc by flowing water. The difference between accretion and alluviation is that the latter is due.....
6547Accumulation outletA means of disposing of the discharge from terraces. Consists of ponds or dugouts which can be used to provide water for stock, recreation or wildlife.....
3298Accumulative areaA term used in Egypt. All the area served downstream of a given section of the canal, the supply of which must pass through this section......
3300Accumulative escaping power of canalProgressive totals of discharges at the end of each reach of the channel from the first reach downstream. The design section must make provision for t.....
5AccuracyThe absolute nearness to the true value as compared to `precision` which denotes relative or apparent nearness to the true value. In a more specialize.....
6Accuracy of the meanThe closeness of agreement between the true value and the mean result obtained by applying the experimental procedure to a very large number of times......
6843AcellularAn organism not divided into separate cells......
7132AcidA substance, usually liquid, capable of donating hydrogen ions. Solutions of acids have a sour taste, change the colour of litmus paper from blue to r.....
5642Acid corrosion (of concrete)Attack by organic and inorganic acids on concrete that results in the formation of soluble products that are removed by leaching......
7274Acid rainRain that has become a weak acid solution because it has combined with sulphur dioxide or nitrogen oxides.  .....
2142Acid soilA soil having an acid reaction (below pH 7.0). A soil having a preponderance of H ions over OH ions in the soil solution......
7204Acid sootParticulates of carbon that have absorbed acid in vapour form as a byproduct of incineration; can cause corrosion......
4310Acidification, or Acidizing The process of removing incrustation of lime in strainers or screens by pouring sulphuric or hydrochloric acid into the well, allowing it to remain se.....
7133Acidity1 - Capacity of a substance to neutralize bases, imparted by dissolved carbon dioxide or mineral acids. 2 -A measure of the corrosiveness of water......
1738AcidoidColloid manifesting acidic properties......
6870AcidophilicLiving in acid or acid conditions......
6272Acoustic bedload measureThe acoustical measurement of bedload transport by means of a hydrophone attached to the bedload sampler as a bottom plate......
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