scientific research that, while not linked to the development of a specific product, is likely to be commercially exploitable
noun 1. any asset easily made liquid, as government bonds or savings deposits. noun 1. liquid assets that can be converted to cash very quickly, such as a bank deposit or bill of exchange
noun 1. a strike by a missile that is not a direct hit but is close enough to damage the target. 2. an instance of two vehicles, aircraft, etc., narrowly avoiding a collision. 3. something that falls narrowly short of its object or of success: an interesting movie, but a near miss. noun 1. a […]
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]
[neer-point] /ˈnɪərˌpɔɪnt/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. the point nearest the eye at which an object is clearly focused on the retina when accommodation of the eye is at a maximum.