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SPECIMEN. A sample; a part of something by which the other may be known.
     2. The act of congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires the inventor or discoverer of an invention or discovery to accompany his petition and specification for a patent with specimens of ingredients, an of the composition of matter, sufficient in quantity for the purpose of experiment, where the invention or discovery is of the composition of matter.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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All the fireflies, which I caught here, belonged to the Lampyridae (in which family the English glowworm is included), and the greater number of specimens were of Lampyris occidentalis.
The industrious reader, indeed, might select out of these specimens from Steele, a picture, in minute detail, of the characteristic manners of that time.
Errors may be preanalytical, occurring during specimen acquisition, transport, submission to the laboratory, and/or accessioning of the specimen into the laboratory; analytical, due to problems performing or interpreting the analysis; or postanalytical, which may be due to errors in generating and/or disseminating a report of the test.
This paper proposes a new method of specimen preparation to reduce the time of preparation, and spray paint is used to create small dots on steel dog-bone specimens.
Ahead of its time in 2010, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine, implemented barcode specimen collection in its emergency department, where it treats approximately 42,000 patients each year.
To investigate the influence of specimen geometry, surface-to-volume (S/V) ratio exposed to drying, the ring test procedure (i.e., DEMEC (DEmountable MEChanical) gage point locations), and surface sealing (axial versus radial drying) on free shrinkage, both prismatic (linear) and ring specimens were prepared.
Pre-2 Specimen. Figure 2 reveals that the concrete specimen exhibited shear-tension damage.
This guide is to help nurses, physicians and, and other medical personnel in selecting, collecting, preserving, and transporting specimens for clinical microbiological analysis.
The application of structural size specimen data can be used to predict the much higher quality and the strength of timber to be used in construction field and it also can be at published in the Malaysian code of practice.
Here, the bending performance of the specimen was determined using the yield line theory of Johansen [8].