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A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.


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Since all defenses, including zone, is predicated on man-to-man principles, we'd like to present the true and tried building blocks and drills to use with young players.
In our model, control is passed from one building block to another by having the first invoke an exported operation of the other.
For each individual building block element, the number of modes necessary for a desired accuracy can be chosen by the user.
He said: "The projects supported by Building Blocks provide extra ways of creating more sustainable and inclusive communities, particularly in terms of safety, education and employment."
Scientists from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology are now able to manipulate these building blocks (qubits) with electrical rather than magnetic fields.
Embracing the FC-AL protocol, a Loop Switch eases the addition of switching and provides a flexible building block for continued SAN evolution and rapid depl oyment.
For example, Huawei has selected the highly customizable and scalable IBM PowerNP network processor--featuring IBM's innovative new bandwidth allocation technology (BAT)--as the powerful building block for its next-generation systems.
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One classic toy -- building blocks -- should be incorporated into every child's playtime.
Frank No, a professor at Freie Universitt Berlin elaborates: Proteins are known to be composed of multiple smaller building blocks the right composition of these leads to the emergence of biological functions as we know it.
This discovery is more evidence that the chemical building blocks of life could be common all over the universe, seeding other planets as they did Earth in the ancient past.

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