Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILT)

Business / Agriculture / Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILT): A program administered by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior to compensate counties for the tax-exempt status of federal lands: the fixed payments per entitlement acre (on most but not all federal lands) are adjusted for low county populations and for other revenue-sharing payments (e.g., Forest Service county payments) in a complicated formula.

Oxidizing Agent

Science / Chemistry / Oxidizing Agent: A reactant that removing electrons from other reactants in a chemical reaction. Oxidizing agents cause other substances to be oxidized in chemical reactions while they themselves are reduced. For exam MORE

Oxidizing Flame

Business / Machine Shop / Oxidizing Flame: An oxyfuel flame in which there is an excess of oxygen, resulting in an oxygen-rich zone extending around and beyond the cone. MORE

Oxygen Minimum Layer

Science / Marine Biology / Oxygen Minimum Layer: A depth zone, usually below the thermocline, in which dissolved oxygen is minimal MORE

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