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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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Camber specializes in lighter roasts, and focuses on single-origin coffees with beans that come from one region or even one specific farm.
Camber and Hetero both know the importance of consistent supply, and that is why they have recently added more than 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse space dedicated solely to the United States.
Next, the same experiment was performed but with a comparison between the assisted steering function alone and the assisted steering function combined with camber angle control.
Camber can help by remaining true to our core mission, which is to provide affordable medications to as many people as possible.
Figure 8 shows the effect on the front camber and figure 9 shows the result on rear camber.
A signal to noise ratio study based on Taguchi methods [16] is presented to show the main effect on aerodynamic performance of the different trailing edge thicknesses under different modification methods, as well as to give an idea about the opposite effects between camber, airfoil thickness and trailing edge configuration.
While the Camber Tire is still being viewed with speculation, Mr Scott has received the endorsement of former Indy Car driver Tom Sneva, who has a reputation for race car setup.
The paper aims are: a) the geometrical modeling using the Autodesk Inventor software of this type of double wishbone front suspension mechanisms having rigid joints; b) the influence of these mechanisms on the guiding of front wheels that is determined by the variations of: the track half-width, the camber angle and the steering axis inclination.
At Lewis Associates, Craig and Camber were accused of leaving customer Cathy Couper, a former circus fire-eater, in financial ruin.
Wheeling efficiency has been measured while subjects wheeled in a straight line; however, the benefits of camber may only be fully realized when users wheel around obstacles and on side slopes [9].
On the blind entrance to the slip road appears the 15mph sign which means the driver must reduce speed from 60 to 15 in an opposite camber which throws the weight to the right, making the truck go off balance and the inevitable happens - over it goes.
The technical note Glulam Beam Camber provides designers and engineers with camber recommendations, tolerances, tables and a design example, which shows how to calculate the required camber for a glulam roof beam.