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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

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Glass fiber and filter paper were selected to be tested as an insulating material between carbon fiber electrodes.
The PPy:PSS composites obtained with the 1.0 [micro]m filter paper had much higher crystallinity than those of the PPy:PSS composites produced from the filter papers with the 0.2-0.8 [micro]m pore size.
Before the process of welding the filter paper is having the weightage of 2.78 g and also it appears in the colour of white.
We compared the amount of protein that could be eluted from the filter paper using different DNase-, RNase-, and protease-free PBS volumes, temperatures, and times (Figure 1).
As shown in Figure 2, SERS background from filter paper with or without NaCl treatment indicated neither Raman interferences nor any anomalous bands from the citrate-reduced silver colloid background.
In Schirmer's test I, a 5 x 35 mm strip of filter paper of which 5 x 5 mm is kept in lower conjunctival sac at junction of middle twothird and lateral one-third and the wetting was noted.
When using blood samples collected on filter paper, the numerous associated variables are complex.
The salivary stimulation test performed in this study, which uses filter paper, is simple and enables evaluation of salivary responses to stimulation without causing pain to patients at low cost.
There are scanty reports on comparison of two growth media whereas several articles have been published regarding Cd effects on crops cultivated on contaminated soils (Alexander et al., 2006; Wang et al., 2006; An et al., 2004; Yang et al., 2009; Ahmad et al., 2012; Zulfiqar et al., ) and filter paper or solution medium (Aycicek et al., 2008; Ci et al., 2010).
Identa said the next step is to continue the test with Identa's regular detectors for illicit drugs and explosives, using the new applicator with the filter paper containing the suspected substances.The new Sniffer is able to collect suspected substances from any possible surface: table, clothes, hand, car, luggage, etc.