from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That is getting smaller.
- v. Present participle of contract., as in hiring or trading.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act or process of acquiring an infectious disease; contraction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making or having made a contract or treaty; stipulating: as, the contracting parties to a league.
- Binding a contract; given in confirmation of a bargain or an agreement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. becoming infected
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Just one example from the GAO report; A Las Vegas firm falsely claimed it was a veteran-owned small business to compete for $200 million in contracting work to maintain trailers for Katrina victims.
The rare FDIC move resulted in contracting out running the failed Greeley bank to Bank of the West for a 30 day period.
Imagine how bad the ethonol problem would be without Randy Leonard's gross incomeptence in contracting the city to pay $7.00/gallon.
There are a lot of constraints on people in contracting etc. that requires proofreading and second opinions, a simple mistake that is seen too quickly could have drastic repercussions.
In an interview, another reformer, Margie Brown, president and chief executive of Cook Inlet Region, said that federal contracting is a great tool but that the ability to get unlimited contracts without competition has unintended consequences.
Development contracting is essentially government-sponsored stabilization and reconstruction efforts outsourced to private contractors.
It raises the serious risk that State will be required to undertake a very large, hurried, expensive, and unprecedented exercise in contracting unless some change is negotiated in the Security Agreement or unless the Government of Iraq demonstrates serious capability and intent to provide the normal array of host-nation security and commercial services.
Defense contracting is one of the few healthy manufacturing sectors we have right now.
The cost includes also the long-term contracting of America's industrial base due to counterfeit competition and the destruction of our capacity to innovate and invent due to depriving inventors of their just reward.
He was another programmer laid off in the dot com crash, in his late 40s at the time, so he hasn't been able to get anything since then except the odd short-term contracting gig.