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RACK RENT

In the US it is applied to a rent that is excessively high. In the UK it applies to an amount that is not less than 2/3s of the rent a premises would attract during the time period of one year.

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RACK-RENT

A rent of the full value of the tenement, or near it. 2 Bl. Comm. 43.

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RACK-VINTAGE

Wines drawn from the lees. Cowell.

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RACKET

An activity that is criminal and people subjected to a racket are usully deceived of their money. Methods used to get money or goods includes bribery, extortion and intimidation.

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RACKETEER

a person making his living in enterprises and in a manner that is contrary to law.

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RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT OF 1970 (RICO)

An act that was passed by congress in 1970. It was established in order to increase the penalties that were imposed for acts of crime committed by organised crime such as the Mafia. Its establishment has allowed the better prosecution of organised criminal acts.

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RADAR

an electrical device that is used to determine that range, direction or speed of an object.

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RADIATION

1. The transmission of heat through space. It is aharmless form of radiation. 2. The ionising radiation that is emmitted by radio active particles. It is harmful to all living flesh and can cause death if severe enough.

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RADICAL PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (RPI)

A method of reducing a process that may usually take months to happen, to make it happen in a much shorter period of time. An acceleration process that is sued in times of lean production.

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RADICALS

A political party. The term arose In England, in 1818, when the popular leaders, Hunt Cartwright, and others, sought to obtain a radical reform In the representative system of parliament. Bol- ingbroke (Disc. Parties, Let. 18) employs the term in its present accepted sense: "Such a remedy might have wrought a radical cure of the evil that threatens our constitution," etc. Wharton.

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RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID)

The identifying act of parcels, packages and other items with the use of transponders that emit a radio signal. It can be detected from a large distance without actually seeing the object.

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RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE (RFI)

The noise that is heard when one radio wave is inteferred with by another radio wave of the same length. An electronic buzz that is heard when tuning into radio stations.

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RADIOACTIVE

A material is considered to be radioactive if it emits enrgy that causes damage to living tissue. The rays or particles that are emitted are known as alpha, beta and gamma radiation.

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RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION INSURANCE

An insurance policy that covers that effects of radiation contamination from naturally occuring products on a property. It is not used to cover radiation that comes from a radioactive or nuclear reactor.

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RADIOGRAPHY

A non-destructive and non-invasive method of seeing inside a particular object. The rays used are gamma and beta radiation and can pass through tissue to expose solid features that are found inside an object.

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RADIOISOTOPE

The known chemical variant of a naturally occuring element that is a mutated type and is subsequently mutagenic, carcinogenic and dangerous to living flesh.

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RADIUS OF OPERATION

The area that is covered by a working vehicle. The vehicle operates on behalf of a company within and confined to a certain geographical area.

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RADON

A gas that occurs naturally as the by product of the decay of naturally occuring uranium. The gas is both odourless and colourless. Although named a s aknown carcinogen by the EPA it is only ever found in small quanitites and no side effects have been noticed even after prolonged exposure.

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RADON PROGENY

A short lived decay product or radon 222. the isotopes are from the deacy from bismuth 214, known as radium C, lead 214, known as radium B and polonium 214 and 218 that are known as radium A.

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RADOUB

In French law. A term including the repairs made to a ship, and a fresh supply of furniture and victuals, munitions, aud other provisions required for the voyage. 3 Pard. Droit Commer.

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