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  • v. Present participle of span.
  • n. The process by which something is spanned.


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  • In a nutshell, her solution is what we call a spanning tree.

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  • Joseph Bonanno led one of the top crime families in the New York area for30 years, spanning from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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  • But with the call spanning the globe, this Skype quality is the best we can do.


  • In the fourth quarter, Osteotech signed a multi-year tissue supply agreement with Community Tissue Services (CTS) with an initial term spanning 10 years.

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  • This is Tony Towle’s tenth book of poems: a collective history spanning from the beginning of his career to the present.

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  • No, these apps aren’t cross-platform (yet), but what I lose in spanning the Linux/PC divide, I gain in the use of Xcode, Apple’s development environment, and frankly a faster rendering engine.

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  • James S. Chanos, President and founder of Kynikos Associates, L.P., made his reputation with a series of notable short calls spanning three decades including the bankruptcies of Baldwin United in the 1980s and Enron at the beginning of this century.

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  • (0830 GMT), when he is expected to apologise for a series of recalls spanning the globe.

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  • Something called the spanning tree protocol kicked in and started trying to route all of our private network traffic to a public network over a link that was much too small and slow to handle even 10% of our traffic which caused high packet loss.



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