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Term No.Term NameTerm Description
6532Absorptive terrace, or Retention terraceA terrace of variable cross section constructed by excavating on both sides of the ridge, formed and designed primarily for the retention and spreadin.....
7234AbsorptivityThe fraction of radiation absorbed by any specific organic or inorganic material......
9002AbstractA bill of quantities of various items in which pieces of work of same sort and having the same unit of price and measurement are collected under one d.....
9001AbstractingThe process of collecting together prices of work of same sort having the small unit of price and measurement......
1121Abstraction1 - The removal of water from any source, either permanently or temporarily. 2 - The removal of surface flow from a channel. .....
3830Abutment pierA heavier pier, usually every fourth or fifth pier, built in an arched bridge (with series of arches) designed to withstand heavy unbalanced inclined .....
3846Abutment, Bench wallA supporting wall carrying the end of a bridge or span and, generally, sustaining the pressure of the abutting earth. The abutment of an arch is, some.....
1306AbyssalInhabiting deep water, roughly below 1000 m......
6937AcaricideA chemical used to kill ticks and mites......
6936Acarina, or AcaridaTicks and mites......
6421Accelerated erosion1 - Erosion that takes place more rapidly or at a greater rate than per the geologic norms. 2 - Erosion that has been increased above that which exist.....
5598AcceleratorAn admixture added to concrete to increase the growth of strength in concrete in the early stages, as may be warranted by emergency repair work, early.....
7836Acceptable riskThe level of loss a society or community considers acceptable given existing social, economic, political, cultural, technical and environmental condit.....
8824Acceptable riskA risk level that is considered by society as tolerable......
9037AcceptanceConsent, either expressly or by conduct, by the contracting officer to the offer or bid of a bidder for doing a particular work whereafter a contract .....
7329Acceptance capacityThe quantity of pollutants that a water body can accept without the pollution exceeding a given level......
8957Acceptance ManagementThe process by which deliverables produced by a project are reviewed and accepted by the customer. .....
8958Acceptance PlanningThe process of identifying and scheduling a suite of tests to measure the completion of project deliverables against stated criteria. .....
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.....
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.....
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