Business / Finance / Materials: The physical inputs to manufacturing, treated as part of cost of sales. Also known as raw materials.

Chromogenic Materials

Entertainment / Photography / Chromogenic Materials: Color photographic materials which form dyes during processing. MORE

Reversal Materials

Entertainment / Photography / Reversal Materials: Materials specifically designed to be processed to a positive after one camera exposure. MORE

Raw Materials

Business / Accounting / Raw Materials: This refers to the materials bought by a manufacturing business in order to manufacture its products. MORE

Materials Requirement Planning

Business / Finance / Materials Requirement Planning: Computer-based systems that plan backward from the production schedule to make purchases in order to manage inventory levels. MORE

Time And Materials Contract

Business / Construction / Time And Materials Contract: A construction contract which specifies a price for different elements of the work such as cost per hour of labor, overhead, profit, etc. A contract which may not have a maximum price, or may state a MORE


Science / Chemistry / Decomposition: A reaction in which a compound is broken down into simpler compounds or elements. Compounds sometimes decompose if heated strongly or if subjected to a strong electric current (electrolysis). MORE