(n.) An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.
(n.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.
(v. t.) To stimulate.
(1) An effective graft-surveillance protocol needs to be applicable to all patients; practical in terms of time, effort, and cost; reliable; and able to detect, grade, and assess progression of lesions.
(2) Recently, the validity of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) standards for selection of spirometric test results has been questioned based on the finding of inverse dependence of FEV1 on effort.
(3) Research efforts in the Swedish schools are of high quality and are remarkably prolific.
(4) Several efforts to extradite Polanski to California have failed.
(5) Another important factor, however, seems to be that patients, their families, doctors and employers estimate capacity of performance on account of the specific illness, thus calling for intensified efforts toward rehabilitation.
(6) King Salman of Saudi Arabia urged the redoubling of efforts to “eradicate this dangerous scourge and rid the world of its evils”.
(7) Their efforts will include blocking the NSA from undermining encryption and barring other law enforcement agencies from collecting US data in bulk.
(8) In light of these findings, the implications of the need to address appraisals and coping efforts in research and therapy with incest victims was emphasized.
(9) Mastitis in its complexity has managed to forestall all efforts of eradication in spite of years of research, antibiotics and practical control measures.
(10) Crown prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz said yesterday that the state had "spared no effort" to avoid such disasters but added that "it cannot stop what God has preordained.
(11) In our efforts to explore alternative treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tumors we have examined the sensitivity of MDR tumor cell lines to lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cells.
(12) This will help nursing grow as a profession, particularly through entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial efforts.
(13) However, our theory differs in several important respects from the latter efforts.
(14) The results of our utilization review were conveyed to local hospitals and the blood supplier in an effort to preserved donor blood.
(15) In an effort to understand the regulation of the onset of testosterone formation in the human fetal testis we measured adenylate cyclase activity in response to hCG stimulation in homogenates of fetal testes obtained from first and second trimester human abortuses.
(16) In addition, special efforts are made to combine HIV-infected women to avoid pregnancy and childbearing, both for their own prognosis and the health of the infant.
(17) In an effort to identify the optimal dose and strain of measles vaccination for early immunization, Peruvian infants were randomly assigned to receive one of three measles vaccines in varying doses at 5 to 6 or 8 to 9 months of age.
(18) Abe’s longstanding efforts toward those goals, which include the successful passage of a state secrets act and efforts to expand the scope of Japan’s military activities have already damaged relations with China.
(19) Chadwick felt that Customs and Trading Standards needed to continue their war on illegal tobacco – if not, efforts to tackle smoking could be undermined.
(20) "We must be clear that there can be no letup in our efforts to seek ways to remove Bill Walker from parliament," Rennie said.
(n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
(n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.
(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
(1) It arguably became too comfortable for Rodgers' team, with complacency and slack defending proving a dangerous brew.
(2) October 23, 2013 And on unemployment: The recent reduction in the unemployment rate [to 7.7%] indicated that slack in the economy was, as anticipated, being eroded as activity picked up.
(3) The press secretary sitting in on the interview looks slack-jawed with shock.
(4) Aside from a couple of slack passes early on, there has been no hint of an Italian breakthrough and the Ticos have carried a threat going forward.
(5) Chelsea simply cannot afford to be so slack in possession.
(6) Experiments were performed to determine the influence of sarcomere length and passive tension on the velocity of unloaded shortening (Vu) as measured by the slack test technique.
(7) The irradiated grafts relaxed less and generated less slack length in the drip environment than the nonirradiated controls.
(8) Executives from companies including Twitter, Netflix and Slack made donations of the $6,000 legal limit, according to campaign finance reports filed on Tuesday.
(9) Unloaded shortening velocity obtained from length steps of different magnitude (slack test) also showed a gradual decrease after the release, consistent with the isotonic release results.
(10) The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue ("I'm a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies"); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele's "subconscious", which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her "inner goddess", who is forever pouting and stamping); and an internal monologue that goes like this … "Holy hell, he's hot!
(11) That's great that you're able to pick up the slack.'
(12) By taking up the slack in the economy – millions of people are underemployed, working fewer hours than they wish – Britain could enjoy fast catch-up growth of the kind it experienced as it recovered from the Great Depression: between 1933 and 1936 UK growth exceeded 4% per year, fuelled by a house building boom.
(13) Then I had to wait for God knows how long until Will Adamsdale wheeled it out again for the stragglers, and when he did, I rolled up and watched slack-jawed.
(14) The effect of the enzyme collagenase (40-200 units-ml-1) on the spontaneous mechanical activity in vitro and on the fine structure of the activity of the taenia was enhanced both in the isometric and isotonic recordings; after several minutes the muscles became slack or elongated to up to twice their resting lengths.
(15) But despite a rapid fall in unemployment – forecast to tumble to 6.3%, the IMF said there was still slack in the labour market.
(16) Quique Sánchez Flores: Watford interested in Andros Townsend Read more Watford were uncharacteristically slack, leaving the head coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, to admit “we were not competitive”.
(17) Improved estimates of Vu in living fibres were obtained by photographically calibrating the slack test.
(18) This complication was caused by certain circumstances: 1. unnoticed perforation of oesophagus, 2. open tube, 3. inspiration against resistance, 4. tube tip placed in slack connective tissue.
(19) Alas we fear season three might mean more slouchy tees and boot-cut slacks.
(20) Because there is plenty of slack in the labour market and investment needs to increase.