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retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn at which point they can be con 401-k , 401-k plan
end pregnancy before full term abort
act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed abort
statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected acceptance sampling
inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism achondroplasia , achondroplasty , chondrodystrophy , osteosclerosis congenita
energy that an atomic system must acquire before a process (such as an emission or reaction) can occur activation energy , energy of activation
tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production ad valorem tax , value-added tax , VAT
hearing that takes place outside the judicial process before hearing examiners who have been granted judicial authority specifically for the purpose of conducting such hearings administrative hearing
increase in activity of the adrenal glands just before puberty adrenarche
give money before it is due advance
amount paid before it is earned advance , cash advance
(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens aestivation , estivation
written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath affidavit
vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter) agrypnia
action before firing weapon aiming
claim without or before proof allege
evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people Allhallows Eve , Hallowe'en , Halloween
any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived Amerindian , Native American
indicator used before nouns beginning with a vowel an
specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated anaesthetist , anesthesiologist , anesthetist
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