Business / Agriculture / Soil Loss Tolerance (T Value): For a specific soil, the maximum average annual soil loss expressed as tons per acre per year that will permit current production levels to be maintained economically and indefinitely. T values range from 2 to 5 tons per acre per year. According to the 1992 national resources inventory, about 63 million acres of highly erodible cropland are still eroding at more than their T value, including 21 million acres that are still eroding at three times T.
Loss Noun Synonyms: diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage
Loss Verb Synonyms: deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance
Soil Adjective Synonyms: earth, loam, dirt, ground, turf, humus, clay
Soil Verb Synonyms: dirty, stain, begrime, muddy, smear, spot
Tolerance Adjective Synonyms: open-mindedness, toleration, forbearance, broad-mindedness, permissiveness, magnanimity, indulgence, sufferance, patience, freedom from bigotry or prejudice
Business / Real Estate / Taxpayer Relief Act Of 1997 (TRA 97): Enacted by the United State Congress and effective May 7, 1997, TRA 97 provides for broader exemption from capital gains taxes on the profits on the sale of a personal residence. Replaces the old prov MORE
Business / Accounting / Tax-Exempt (Tax Free): Investments (e.g., municipal bonds) whose earnings are free from tax liability. MORE