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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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a tad bit

A small portion, degree, or amount. It got a tad bit warm when the sun started shining so I'm not going to need to wear this coat today. I forgot my lunch, can I have a tad bit of yours? I'm afraid I've caught a tad bit of a cold.
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tad

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

a tad

To a small degree; somewhat: acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.
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The total absorbance is the sum of TRG and TAD absorbance, as their [[lambda].sub.max] are relatively dissimilar and they do not interact chemically.
The Eastside TAD encompasses 890 acres of land within the city's central business district and midtown.
The proportion of subjects who experienced symptoms of TAD was noted, and the demographic details for these subjects were compared to those of the whole population.
Telecinco has boarded Gato's upcoming moon adventure "Capture the Flag" and a "Tad" sequel, while broadcaster Antena 3 is co-producing Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball," a Universal Latin America and Spain pick-up.
"As of 2013, Clearwater will expand its TAD offering to include ultra-premium national brand-comparable bath tissue in both soft and strong varieties," he said.
There is tremendous need for greater precision in identifying and proactively altering the course of TAD. While ongoing research gives hope for the future, focusing today on known TAD risk factors can inform and warn those groups who are most vulnerable to dissection or rupture.
"People with TAD do not have to die prematurely," concludes Dayo.
The feature included a short story he penned, along with a photo of Tad and his younger brother, Hibble, looking down from the Panmunjom hillside during the truce-signing.
Tad Agoglia, one of those chosen, proves that heroism doesn't just involve doing a one-time deed, but oftentimes involves finding a need and fulfilling it on a long-term basis.
I bawb sy'n byw yn lleol, mae'n olygfa gyfarwydd gan fod y Tad Deiniol yn gymeriad amlwg iawn yn y gymuned leol ym Mlaenau ei hun ac ym Meirionnydd, Eifionydd, Llyn ac Arfon.
One character, Tad, is the champion of his high school swim team, strong in both body and mind, popular, and forced to take on the here role on more than one occasion.
Of all the technological innovations in tissue, through-air-drying (TAD) has had the biggest impact on the high quality tissue segment.
And you come to the conclusion that the people resorting to this device are just a tad, a tiny tad, unsure about whether people will really accord them the respect, admiration and amazement which that little word 'critical' is meant to evoke.
Greg is the guest of Tad Newton's Jazz Friends at the popular Studio venue in Wellingborough's Castle Theatre on Thursday.
THE STORY: Small town girl Rosalee Futch (Bosworth) works at a local grocery store, but her life changes when she wins a competition to meet her big screen idol Tad Hamilton (Duhamel), much to the concern of her young boss Pete (Grace), who is hopelessly and secretly in love with her.