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also cut-off  (kŭt′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. A designated limit or point of termination.
2. A shortcut or bypass.
3. A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
4. The act or an instance of cutting off: a cutoff of funds; an electricity cutoff.
5. Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
6. A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
7. Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
8. cutoffs Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
1. Designating a limit or point of termination: a cutoff date for applications.
2. Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield: the cutoff man.
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(ˈkʌtɒfs) or


pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) trousers that have been shortened to calf length or to make shorts
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* People on welfare were invariably far below the poverty lines, both the Low Income Cutoffs and the new Market Basket Measure.
Maxson Automatic Machinery has released a Mill Duty Sheeter that is capable of operating at speeds up to 1300 fpm and can deliver cutoffs 15-80 inches in length.
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Researchers suggest that an appropriate approach to setting cutoffs must combine teachers' judgments of the importance of the concepts addressed and consideration of the cognitive processing skills required by the items or tasks.3 Using this type of cutoff or grade-assignment procedure shifts teachers' thinking so that grades on classroom assessments and other demonstrations of learning reflect the quality of student thinking instead of simply the number of points attained.
Audit problems that might be found in such documentation include, for example, evidence in customer POs of consignment arrangements rather than sales, as well as shipping documents indicating improper sales cutoffs. Additionally, auditors using the examination of subsequent cash collections as a primary substantive procedure might consider performing procedures to provide evidence that the source of the payment was the customer.
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1 and 2) and 2 to >22 h with the 5-and 10-[micro]g/L cutoffs, respectively." should read "Times of last THC detection ranged from 4 to >22 h (Fig.