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a tad

A small amount, portion, or degree; a bit. Can you turn the heat down a tad? It's getting pretty warm in here. I'm feeling a tad sick, so I think I'll stay home from work today.
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tad

n. a bit; a small bit. That’s a little more than a tad, but it’s all right.
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a tad

To a small degree; somewhat: acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.
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"A TAD machine has all the components for differentiation that a traditional machine does-fibers, chemicals, refining methods, calendaring, creping--as well as others, like wet shaping, rush transfers, and TAD fabric design."
Energy costs are another concern; the energy consumption of a TAD machine is approximately twice as high as that of a conventional machine.
Watzl noted that a TAD installation affects all areas of the process, not just pressing and drying.
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