Contamination

Introduction into water, air, and soil of microorganisms, chemicals, toxic substances, wastes, or wastewater in a concentration that makes the medium unfit for its next intended use. Also applies to surfaces of objects, buildings, and various household and agricultural use products.

contamination

the presence in a drilling fluid of any foreign material that may tend to produce detrimental properties of the drilling fluid.

Contamination

Harbouring of or contact with micro-organisms (or other organisms such as insect parasites) in absence of a relationship which may be considered commensalistic, mutualistic or parasitic or the presence of an unwanted pesticide or other material in or on a plant, animal or their by-products.

Contamination

Introduction into water, air, and soil of microorganisms, chemicals, toxic substances, wastes, or wastewater in a concentration that makes the medium unfit for its next intended use. Also applies to surfaces of objects, buildings, and various household and agricultural use products.
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Contamination

Usually an undesirable situation where radioactive material in an Unsealed Source (open source) state is present in the working environment, or otherwise un-contained and not required. Contamination can either be loose (easily removed) or fixed. Loose contamination is usually of more concern since intakes of radioactive material through Inhalation ...
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contamination

[n] - the state of being contaminated 2. [n] - the act of contaminating or polluting
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contamination

a general term signifying the introduction into water of microorganisms, chemicals, wastes or sewage which renders the water unfit for its intended use.
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Contamination

Contamination is the absorption of potentially dangerous substances such as biological or chemical agents, possibly as a result of biochemical warfare, or radioactive material, by personnel or objects.
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Contamination

Traces of chemicals that are present where they don't belong, causing loss of chemical activity, staining, or other problems.
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Contamination

Con·tam`i·na'tion (kŏn*tăm`ĭ*nā'shŭn) noun [ Latin contaminatio .] The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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contamination

The soiling or pollution by inferior material, as by the introduction of organisms into a wound or sewage into a stream. ... Origin: L. Contaminatio from con =together + tangere = to touch ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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contamination

pollution noun the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
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contamination

(kәn-tam″ĭ-na´shәn) the soiling or making inferior by contact or mixture, as by introduction of organisms into a wound. the deposition of radioactive material in any place where it is not desired, especially where its presence may be harmful or constitute a radiation hazard.
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Contamination

• (n.) The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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contamination

in manuscript tradition, a blending whereby a single manuscript contains readings originating from different sources or different lines of tradition. ...
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contamination

(L. contaminatio from con together + tangere to touch) the soiling or pollution by inferior material, as by the introduction of organisms into a wound, or sewage into a stream.
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contamination

the involuntary presence of a radioactive substance in a region where it is not wanted; e.g., in or on the body of a person, (internal or external contamination), or on clothing or on parts of a laboratory
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contamination

The release onto the Earth or another world of non-indigenous organisms or organic matter which could (a) have catastrophic consequences for any native life or (b) compromise the scientific findings of biological experiments. The urgent need to address the issues of both back-contamination and forwa...
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contamination

Type: Term Pronunciation: kon-tam′i-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The presence of an infectious agent on a body surface; also on or in clothes, bedding, toys, surgical instruments or dressings, or other inanimate articles or substances including water, milk, and food, or that infectious agent itself. 2. In epidemiology, the situatio...
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Contamination

Usually an undesirable situation where radioactive material in an Unsealed Source (open source) state is present in the working environment, or otherwise un-contained and not required. Contamination can either be loose (easily removed) or fixed. Loose contamination is usually of more concern since intakes of radioactive material through Inhalation....
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contamination

a general term signifying the introduction into water of microorganisms, chemicals, wastes or sewage which renders the water unfit for its intended use.
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Contamination

Contamination is the presence of a minor and unwanted constituent (contaminant) in a material, in physical body, in the natural environment, at a workplace, etc. ==Specifics== `Contamination` has also more specific meanings in science and in geology: All chemicals contain some level of impurity. Contamination may be recognized or not and may bec.....
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Contamination

1) Radioactive deposition of radioactive material in any place where it is not desired, and particularly in any place where its presence may be harmful. The harm may be in vitiating the validity of an experiment or a procedure, or in actually being a source of danger to personnel, 2) presence of small percentages of deleterious elements in an alloy...
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Contamination

Traces of chemicals that are present where they don't belong.
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Contamination

Entry of undesirable micro-organisms to some material or object.
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