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be cast in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cast, cement

be set in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set in cement

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set (something) in cement

To establish something firmly or permanently; to make something unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until Congress sets it in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

cement (something) on (something)

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two things together. We need to cement this piece back on the vase before mom gets home and discovers it's broken!
See also: cement, on

cement (something) together

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two or more things together. We need to cement the handle together before mom gets home and discovers that the vase is broken!
See also: cement, together

cement something on(to) something

 and cement something on
to fasten something onto something with glue or household cement. Cement this handle back onto the cup. Now, cement on the other handle. I will cement it on for you.
See also: cement, on

cement something together

to fasten something together with glue or household cement. Use this stuff to cement the vase together. Will you cement these parts together?
See also: cement, together

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable. For example, Their policy on taxes was set in cement despite opposition. For a synonym, see cast in stone.
See also: cement

cement city

n. a cemetery. I’m too young to end up in cement city.
See also: cement, city

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.
See also: cement
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The acceleration in construction sector activity and the government's infrastructure and housing initiatives has seen cement consumption increasing.
Pakistan has a well-developed cement industry with abundant raw material availability in the country.
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10A, Specification for Cements and Materials for Well Cementing, 23rd edition.
Historic and forecast market values for the concrete and cement market and its categories (cement clinker, factory-made mortars, portland cement, refractory cements, mortars & concretes, other hydraulic cements, ready-mixed concrete and prefabricated structural components) for the period 2007 through to 2016
com/research/cb7v6l/concrete_and) has announced the addition of the "Concrete and Cement in the US to 2016: Market Databook" report to their offering.
Key words: cement hydration; image analysis; microstructure; Plaster of Paris; visualization; x-ray microtomography.
The advantage that ionomeric cements have over other alloplastic materials is that during the hardening process, intimate hydrogen bonding of the cement to the bone is achieved.
Scientists are exploring specialty cements that can be shaped into springs, be formed into blades for jet engine turbines, replace teeth or bones, store nuclear wastes or be used to make integrated circuits.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), an Indian quality control institution, has accorded approval to Pakistan to resume cement exports to India by renewing licenses of Pakistani cement exporters last month.
In addition to cement, the versatile method has already been applied to zeolite compounds, low alloy steel, and aerospace alloys.
Vicat Group Joins Sagar Cements in Joint Venture II-38
The relativ e stability of these two salts is the major driving force for the setting reactions that occur in calcium phosphate cements.
Table 2: Worldwide Cement Production by Region (in '000 tonnes): 2003-2008E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Up to 19% of a cement raw mix may be comprised of silica, which is a chemical component in portland cement, not a filler or an aggregate.