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front load

To organize something (often a contract or itinerary) so that it is most productive at the start and tapers off during the duration. My agent front loaded my contract so that I would make the most money right now, in the prime of my career. Why did you front load our trip so much? I'm exhausted after three days of touring the city!
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The authors studied straight in, or "front loaded" masks connected to the nebulizer via a 90 degree elbow, and "bottom loaded" masks that have a lower connection to the nebulizer.
The authors' review of the data from the "front loaded" and the "bottom loaded" set-ups was displayed in a table with rows for inhaled mass, eye deposition, and facial deposition.
In other words, not only does mixed use bring the social and environmental benefits of a 24 hour operation that sustains diverse communities and balances energy loads around the clock but, most significantly, the increased commercial revenue relative to the cost of the land can be offset against the necessarily front loaded costs of producing a carbon neutral development.
A CompactPCI board uses a shielded 2-mm metric pin and socket connector and can be front loaded into a rack-mount system.
Although the trend is moving away from front-end funds, even today more than half of load-fund sales are front loaded. However, the front-end cost has drastically dropped over the last several years, from 8.5% of the initial investment to an average of 3% today.[2] Moreover, most funds' load percentages decline as the purchase amount increases, ranging from perhaps 5% on a $10,000 investment to 2% on a $250,000 purchase and 0% on a $1,000,000 purchase.
We'll keep getting those planes, however, and a force that lacks requisite skills (or is smaller) until the Defense budget is rigged to produce what's needed, rather than what's expensive, and until all that front loaded hardware no longer puts pressure on the 0 and M budget.