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(sʊə) or


(Placename) transliteration of the Arabic name for Tyre



a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of the ancient port of Tyre.


a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition”: surcharge; surname; surrender.
[Middle English < Old French < Latin super- super-]


var. of sub- before r: surrogate.
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Noun1.Sur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean SeaSur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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OECD'S SURS are on a "civilian labor force" basis, but some career military remain in the figures for the EU countries.
86% Source: Annual Reports of Public Employee Pension Systems by State Current & Optimal Funding Ratios After 10 and 40 Years by State (State Employment Growth (SEG) and Pension Benefit Obligation Growth (PBO) are used) Current Funding Ratio Optimal Funding Ratio (1992) 10 40 State Pendat SURS SEG Alabama 1.
SURS BenefitLine is the successful result of careful planning.
The 2007 SURS is based on responses from 11,674 owners of 2002 and 2003 model-year vehicles.
SURS finds that 86 percent of owners who took their vehicle to the dealership for a repair indicate that the work was done right the first time -- up from 72 percent in 2001 -- and 87 percent say the dealership had the vehicle ready when promised -- up from 82 percent five years ago.
What we find in SURS is that many independent service providers maintain a competitive advantage over dealers primarily through the strong relationship and trust they have developed with their customers.