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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A clear PVC bag like the Prada canvas-trimmed PVC tote allows you to easily find something without digging through the bag and taking everything out.
The future of the polyvinylchloride (PVC) compound market is promising with opportunities in the electrical and electronics, building and construction, packaging, automotive industries.
DSC study of neat PCL and PVC and the GNPs/PCL/PVC were analysed by DSC (Perkin Elmer Diamond Series DSC, USA).
Performance and recycling advantages of PVC cables as compared to rival materials were discussed and end-user case studies highlighted the preference for using PVC cables in safety critical applications at high-profile events such as the London 2012 Olympics.
Both Spectra Blue[R] PVC liners and Exceline[R] PVC liners are proprietary formulations that are extruded to Witt's exacting specifications.
PVC pipes have a demonstrated resistance to degradation induced by contact with common water disinfectants.
Series of Durastrength and Thermocel multifunctional systems used for weatherable rigid siding, profiles, and PVC foams.
While options for recycling CD jewel cases and other PVC plastics are limited, the Sammamish, Washington-based GreenDisk company will take jewel cases for a fee of $5.95 for up to 20 pounds.
First, our study indicated that there are other significant indoor sources for phthalates because, in the absence of PVC flooring, the dust concentrations of plastisizers are still significant (Bornehag CG, Sundell J, Lundgren B, Weschler CJ, Sigsgaard T, Hagerhed-Engman L, unpublished data).
Solarkote PB can be blended in normal PVC high-shear blending equipment, and operators can run these blends immediately following straight PVC capstock with minimal transition effort, says the company.
Drinking water is carried by several types of code-approved piping, mainly copper, pex, iron, and PVC. In the past, copper pipes were joined with lead based solder which is currently banned from usage.