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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

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The insulin-induced tracheal smooth muscle contraction was significantly reduced in salbutamol-treated group from 351.13mm to 14.550.62mm.
The Syrian units of Lebanese banks have reported a contraction in net profits.
ERC says its projections indicate a milder recession for 2014 compared to the contraction of real GDP by 4.2% forecast in the economic adjustment programme.
The main cause of altered balance following neck muscle isometric contraction appears to be proprioceptive conflicts and possibly central fatigue which in turn increases the sway velocity during quiet stance (Gandevia, 2001; Gosselin et al., 2004).
The expected deeper contraction during 2019 will be in line with the devastating drought being experienced currently as well as anticipated contractions in major sectors such as diamonds, mining and wholesale and retail trade.
For one, the State Bank's latest quarterly report, which covers the period July to March of the previous fiscal year, notes an accelerating contraction of the current account deficit but attributes much of it to a decline in oil prices, contraction in imports of LNG, and tapering off of machinery imports as CPEC projects come to an end of their construction phase and begin commercial operations.
"The shipments index has gone from 'warning of a potential slowdown' to 'signaling an economic contraction,'" Cass said in its July report, released on Thursday, August 15.
Contractions are the body's way of moving the baby out of the mother's birth canal.
Profitability of NESTLE in Sep Qtr was marred by contraction in gross margins, down 197bps YoY to 32 percent and higher financial charges, up 71 percent YoY.
If f is a weak contraction in the sense of Browder, that is, [J97, Condition (a) of Theorem 1] holds, then it is obvious that f is a weak contraction in the sense of Hata.
The effects of asphalt, aggregate, and cement mortar on the volumetric stability and cracking resistance of semiflexible pavement were studied by Huang [7], who researched and developed an easy-to-pour small contraction deformation polymer cement mortar.
BEIRUT: Contraction in the private sector performance in Lebanon eased a little bit in November, according to BLOMINVEST PMI.

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