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(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds

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the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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Recently, KACST in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense organized the AOC 3rd Symposium for electronic warfare and accompanying exhibition at its headquarters in Riyadh.
Our new relationship with AOC and MMD will not only bolster our product offerings, but will also open new business avenues.
For the remaining transportation officers in the grade of lieutenant, AOCs 88B (traffic management), 88C (marine and terminal operations), and 88D (motor/rail transportation) are deleted and all officers will be transferred to AOC 88A (transportation general).
Suchit Kumar, DGM, Sales MENA & CIS Central Asia, AOC says, "We are happy to welcome Afaq onboard AOC and the appointment of Afaq is just the first step of our expansion in KSA.
Emmi's Kaltbach Cave Aged Le Gruyere AOC AOC spends 12 months stored deep underground in carefully controlled conditions to enable it to develop to gourmet perfection.
AOC wanted to expand its operations and has been considering several locations, within the Netherlands but also outside our borders.
Isigny Sainte-M6re's AOC Camembert cheese is returning to UK retail shelves after two years away, promising a more robust quality control procedure.
Since the July 8, 2008, CVC hearing, the project has passed a significant milestone--the fire marshal's issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy--and although issues in certain CVC and expansion space work remain, AOC expects to have the project ready for opening on December 2, 2008, as scheduled.
The AOC wines, from Bordeaux and Jurancon feature a blend of traditional French AOC with the most prestigious AOC wines.
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines said it received its AOC from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept.
and a new low-moisture-content polyester resin system from AOC, Colliersville, Tenn.
said Friday it has concluded a capital tie-up agreement with AOC Holdings Inc.
The administrative arm of the Judicial Council, the Administrative Office of the Courts, or AOC, is responsible for implementing several initiatives to promote fiscal accountability among the trial courts.