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bank

n. 1) an officially chartered institution empowered to receive deposits, make loans, and provide checking and savings account services, all at a profit. In the United States banks must be organized under strict requirements by either the Federal or a state government. Banks receive funds for loans from the Federal Reserve System provided they meet safe standards of operation and have sufficient financial reserves. Bank accounts are insured up to $100,000 per account by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Most banks are so-called "commercial" banks with broad powers. In the east and midwest there are some "savings" banks which are basically mutual banks owned by the depositors, concentrate on savings accounts, and place their funds in such safe investments as government bonds. Savings and Loan Associations have been allowed to perform some banking services under so-called deregulation in 1981, but are not full-service commercial banks and lack strict regulation. Mortgage loan brokers, and thrift institutions (often industrial loan companies) are not banks and do not have insurance and governmental control. Severe losses to customers of these institutions have occurred in times of economic contraction or due to insider profiteering or outright fraud. Credit Unions are not banks, but are fairly safe since they are operated by the members of the industry, union or profession of the depositors and borrowers. 2) a group of judges sitting together as an appeals court, referred to as "in bank" or "en banc."

bank

noun bursary, cash box, coffer, depository, monntary reservoir, money box, pecuniary resource, promptuary, public treasury, repository, reserve, safe, safe-deposit vault, storehouse, strongroom, till, vault
Associated concepts: bank account, bank bill, bank certificate, bank check, bank collections, bank deposit, bank draft, bank examiner, bank money order, bank note, bank of deposit, bank of issue, bank robber, bank stock, bank transaction, bank withdrawal, bankbook, banker's acceptance, banker's lien, banking hours, banking powers, banking privileges, commercial bank, savings bank
See also: border, coffer, deposit, edge, fund, garner, hoard, keep, margin, pool, repository, reserve, shelter, store, treasury

BANK, com. law. 1. A place for the deposit of money. 2. An institution, generally incorporated, authorized to receive deposits of money, to lend money, and to issue promissory notes, usually known by the name of bank notes. 3. Banks are said to be of three kinds, viz : of deposit, of discount, and of circulation; they generally perform all these operations. Vide Metc. & Perk. Dig. Banks and Banking.

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The article looks at geometrical track parameter superelevation the determination of which may vary in different countries; however, the essence remains the same--superelevation is calculated in respect of rated track parameters: track radius and average and/or maximum permissible rated train speed.
The maximum change in slope will be along the superelevation runoff, and it consists of two orthogonal elements--the vertical gradient and the superelevation rate.
A laser rangefinder can be added as option, as well as superelevation for AGL shooting, maximum elevation being 60[degrees].
Superelevation (e) characterizes the slope of a transversal section and for a local rural road and radii between 45 m and 437 m is always equal to 0.
Many factors were found to affect the operating speed, such as, radius of horizontal curve or curvature change rate, grade, length of horizontal curve, deflection angle, sight distance, superelevation rate, side friction factor, and pavement conditions (Boscaino, Pratico 2001; Pratico et al.
Future research is necessary to determine the feasibility of casting horizontal curves or pavement sections with significant changes in superelevation.
System electronics then calculate superelevation and lateral adjustments and move the aiming point to the required aim-off point for the user.
Using Visual Drainage, WSDOT designers will be able to use existing roadway data, such as superelevation, longitudinal slopes, edge-of-pavement markers, and seamlessly input them into the drainage design process.
Reconstruct superelevation on substandard curves and install additional guide posts and curve alignment markers
This paper analyzes and revises the existing SSD calculation model which is based on driving at straight section, not considering the influence of curve and cross slope variation such as superelevation.
Engineers will also be able to seamlessly transfer profiles, alignments, superelevation, survey points and chains, cross-sections, contours, boundaries, and intelligent DTM data to and from their existing design software solutions, thanks to the recent Visual Survey implementation of LandXML import and export capabilities.