from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device used to centralize a piece of equipment.
- n. (of an element in a group) The set of elements of the same group which commute with the element. See also normalizer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who centralizes or is in favor of administrative centralization. Also spelled centraliser.
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Halliburton and BP were at odds over a key device, known as a centralizer, that is used as part of the process to plug a deepwater well like the oil giant was doing at the time of the disaster.
At the convention, he was an ardent "centralizer," but 10 years later he reversed himself by aligning with those wanting to recapture more state power.
BP said in its internal report on the disaster that it released last month that its centralizer decision probably did not contribute to the cement's failure.
According to the BP notes, Guide and Walz "did not discuss stopping and ordering the correct style of centralizer."
The centralizer placement on the production casing, the drilling fluid conditioning program prior to cementing and the cement slurry and placement design used for this well were implemented as directed by the well owner.
BP said that it did not do the other centralizer tests because the correct pieces of equipment were not available that night, and those on hand might have broken into pieces.
His moderate conservatism -- a synthesis of conservative giant Edmund Burke and Ur-centralizer Alexander Hamilton that has earned him the label of "liberals 'favorite conservative" -- may be anomalous, but it allows him a kind of freedom that other, more partisan pundits lack.
His moderate conservatism -- a synthesis of conservative giant Edmund Burke and Ur-centralizer Alexander Hamilton that has earned him the label of "liberals 'favorite conservative" -- may be anomalous, ...
It is itself a centralizer, gathering all this information about us under one corporate umbrella.
This Republican Lenin was followed by the Republican Stalin, "the ruthless consolidator and centralizer," Tom DeLay, the Sugar Land, Texas exterminator.
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