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- n. In vegetable teratol., the abnormal assumption by normally cylindrical stems, branches, or other organs of a compressed or flattened condition. It occurs in Coccolobis, Bauhinia, Ruscus, Phyllanthus, etc., in the spadices of araceous plants, and the petioles of aquatic plants. This phenomenon is to be distinguished from
fasciation(which see). Masters.
“Success is defined as flattening the competition, not creating excellence.”
“We do expect even though there might be a short-term flattening of use in certain areas even within label, there should be increased interest in K-ras characterization and considering ERBITUX when other therapies are failing.”
“a property price correction was clearly under way, it was most likely to resemble the kind of long-term flattening of prices seen in the Sydney housing market after the effects of the first round of the first home buyer grant abated in 2003.”
“Basically, it boils down to this: we’re already pretty damn prosperous, we haven’t had any technological paradigm shifts equivalent to rural electrification lately — and so we ought to expect a certain flattening out of the growth curve, as we encounter inherent limits to productivity while other countries still have a lot of marginal gains to make.”
““If we say “mothers should not judge one another. period.” doesn’t that have a certain flattening effect? doesn’t this type of moral relativism deflate activism and debate and not allow us to critique one another or certain ideals?”
“Known as a flattening yield curve, it was a sign of heightened fears about a recession in the U.S. and more actions from the Fed.”
“This falling premium reflects what's known as a flattening yield curve, something that traditionally signals economic weakness and could spur more calls for support from the Fed.”
“Known as a flattening yield curve, the narrowing yield spread is a blow to banks as this compresses their profit margins.”
“Such a move is known as a flattening yield-curve trade.”
“Long-dated Treasurys have outperformed short-dated maturities since the start of the week, which has narrowed their yield gaps, known as a flattening of the yield curve.”
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