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  • (environment) Any physical, chemical, or biological entity that can be harmful to an organism (synonymous with stressor).
    Source: Terms of the Environment
  • (geology)
  1. The manager of a mining property. Zern
  2. On a civil engineering contract, the responsible representative of the contractor, acting for him or her in all matters. Hammond
  3. Before nationalization in Great Britain, the term referred to the chief official of a large coal mine or group of mines under the same ownership. After nationalization, the equivalent term is group manager. Nelson
  4. A chemical added to pulp to produce desired changes in climate of the system. Pryor, 3
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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