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Contrastive Pair: Another term for a minimal pair.
Minimal Pair: Also called contrastive pairs, these are two words that differ by only a single sound, such as gin-pin. Linguists commonly use minimal pairs for illustrating subtle sound differences.
Rural Home Repair Loans And Grants: Section 504 Loans and grants are available through the Rural Housing Service to lower income rural homeowners for making repairs.
Shielded Twisted Pair: The same as UTP network cabling only that it has a metal sheath or braid around it to reduce interference.
Repair Or Corrective Maintenance: Involves the actual repairs that keep the buildings equipment, utilities and amenities functioning. Repairing a boiler, finding a leaky faucet and mending a broken air-conditioning unit are . . . View Full Definition
Pairoff: A buyback to offset and effectively liquidate a prior sale of securities.
Paired Shares: Stock of two companies under the same management that are sold as one unit with one certificate.
Spin Pair: Two electrons with opposite spins, usually occupying the same orbital.
Twisted Pair: A type of cabling in which two small insulated copper wires are wrapped and twisted around each other to minimize interference. Twisted pair is used in UTP and STP cabling on Ethernet networks.
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory: A model that explains the shapes of molecules by assuming that electron pairs arrange themselves around atoms in a way that minimizes electron-electron repulsions.