an interest rate giving a net present value of zero when applied to the expected cash flow of a project. Its value, compared to the cost of the capital involved, is used to determine the project’s viability
noun, Historical Linguistics. 1. the hypothetical reconstruction of an earlier stage of a language or of some part of it, as its phonology, by deductions from irregularities in its present structure, as the reconstruction of a stage in English when certain instances of r were related to s in a systematic way by comparing the […]
noun, Philosophy. 1. a relation between two entities such that if they had not been in this relation the nature of each would necessarily have been different.
noun, Electricity. 1. the resistance within a battery, or other voltage source, that causes a drop in the source voltage when there is a current. noun 1. (physics) the resistance of a cell, accumulator, etc, usually given as (E-V)/I, where E is the emf of the cell, and V the potential difference between terminals when […]
- Internal respiration
internal respiration n. See tissue respiration.