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  • n. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • tricyclic antidepressant
  • terminal control area
  • traffic conference area


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  • Some observations from the final weekend of the TCA summer press tour, which included presentations from a confident for good reason Fox, its ever-adventurous cable cousin FX, the once-again-rebuilding ABC, and the annual salute to the best-of-the-best known as the TCA Awards.

    Critic's TCA Notebook: That's a Wrap

  • Of course corks do have their problems too, such as premox and TCA, which is what gave the opening to screwcaps (Stelvin closures).

    Corkfinger - Amorim, ReCORK America and cork recycling | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • On January 11th, in the midst of the TCA Winter Tour, popular entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter posted a piece on their website originally from their magazine entitled TCA: An Anonymous Executive Trashes TV Critics'.

    Adam Wright: Non-Anonymous TV Critic Trashes Anonymous Executive (and Publication)

  • For a wine to be corked (a euphemism for spoiled, rather than meaning simply closed with a piece of cork), somewhere along the way, whether in the barrels, the winery, or most likely in contact with the cork, the noxious chemical known as TCA (or 2,4,6-trichloroanisole if you want to be wonky) entered the wine.

    A Year of Wine

  • As much as 10 percent of all wine with a cork falls victim to a mold known as TCA, which causes wine to develop a musty "soggy dog" taste.


  • However, many people who find a huge number of wines corked are confusing a corked bottle -- that is, a bottle that has been ruined by a compound called TCA that has contaminated its cork -- with all sorts of other flaws, or are simply confusing bad wine with flawed wine, and there's a lot of bad wine out there.

    On corks and corkiness

  • The new paper extends the list of UCYN-A's missing metabolic pathways to include, among other things, a process central to aerobic metabolism known as the TCA cycle or Krebs cycle.


  • I don't understand how TCA can be called TCA, given that there weren't electrical sources to hook up to needles 2,000 years ago, but that's what it's called in he paper.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • In 2008, I began angel investing more actively, and found the TCA, which is just a great group filled with accomplished angel investors, looking to help CEOs. - Southern California High Tech News

  • Well ... in some cases actually, yes; but most of the time it's not, because of two principles called TCA (Total Cost Accounting) and "cost basis" accounting.

    The AnarchAngel


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