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The process of declaring the importation of foreignmade goods into the United States for use in the United States.

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The process of leaving a ship or aircraft, or removing goods from a ship or aircraft.


The process of bevelling the stem, chine, sheers, keel, and frames so that the planking will have flat surfaces to glue and fasten to. A fair hull is one with no dips or bumps in the longitudinal lines of the hull. Fairness is checked by sighting down the longitudinal lines.


In plant or process operations, the actual time that a unit is operating and producing product.


  1. Application of voltage to an electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic rectifier, or semiconductor device to produce a desired permanent change in electrical characteristics as a part of the manufacturing process. 2. A process for shaping or molding sheets, rods, or other pieces of hot glass, ceramic ware, plastic, or metal by the application of pressure.


The warehouse or public stores to which samples of imported goods are taken to be inspected, analyzed, weighed, etc. by examiners or appraisers.


  1. The method of applying a signal to an electronic circuit or device. 2. The process of introducing electrons or holes into a semiconductor so that their total number exceeds the number present at thermal equilibrium. 3. The introduction of fuel, fuel and air, fuel and oxidizer, water, or other substance into an engine induction system or combustion chamber.


  1. An instrument used to measure continuously or at intervals a condition that must be kept within prescribed limits, such as radioactivity at some point in a nuclear reactor, a variable quantity in an automatic process control system, the transmissions in a communication channel or bank, or the position of an aircraft in flight. 2. To use meters or special techniques to measure such a condition. 3. A person who watches a monitor.


Any gas that contains a significant amount of constituents that may form acids when mixed with water. An example is the acid gas, consisting largely of hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide, created in the process of sweetening natural gas.


The quantity of goods required by the market to be delivered in a particular period or at a specific date.


An oil refining process in which the gas-oil is cracked by a catalyst bed fluidized by using oil vapors.

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