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v. con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing, con·cen·trates
a. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
b. To bring into one main body: Authority was concentrated in the president.
2. To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
a. To converge toward or meet in a common center.
b. To increase by degree; gather: "Dusk began to concentrate into full night" (Anthony Hyde).
2. To direct one's thoughts or attention: We concentrated on the task before us.
A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid: pineapple juice concentrate.

[From concenter.]

con′cen·tra′tive adj.
con′cen·tra′tive·ly adv.
con′cen·tra′tor n.


n concentrador m; oxygen — concentrador de oxígeno
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The concentrator was shutdown to ensure the safety of Oyu Tolgoi's employees and to allow appropriate inspections by relevant authorities.
The researchers say their concentrator will need further development to produce enough energy to be commercially viable, as its current efficiency is around 1%.
The company said that this concentrator will increase the power output of solar cells by at least 300% and expects the the commercial version of the HyperSolar concentrator will be about 1 cm thick and applicable to the top sheet on flat solar panels, while the the initial prototype will be a single, large size, micro-concentrator module fabricated to help testing and validate its real-life performance.
Multilayered cells are difficult to manufacture and therefore expensive, while an HOE-based spectrum-separating concentrator and a photovoltaic array with rows of different cell types will be simple and relatively inexpensive to make.
Outokumpu will also construct the actual concentrator building and deliver all the materials needed.
3 percent of high-noon, sunny-day sunlight into electricity, meets a goal set by the Department of energy in 1986 for concentrator efficiency.
This means that a provider with an IP-optimized concentrator can deliver best-effort Internet access and video on demand to 100 endusers with two virtual circuits, compared to the 200 PVCs an ATM-standardized provider must provision to deliver the same services to the same number of customers.
The access concentrator allows the service provider to divide the bandwidth of a T3 line among several customers, which reduces wasted bandwidth and improves overall network efficiency.
Thus, the access concentrator model represents a cost-effective solution to the service providers, to the MTU property owners, and to their tenants.