(Old English: -leas, from leas, "free from, devoid of, false, feigned"; suffix meaning "lacking")
2. An electric discharge generated by placing a discharge tube in a strong, high-frequency electromagnetic field.
When a high-frequency electrostatic field, generated by microwaves, is applied to the tube, it emits energy of a wavelength that is identical to that of the contained material.
In chemistry, deposition is the settling of particles (atoms or molecules) or sediment from a solution, suspension and mixture, or vapor onto a pre-existing surface.
2. Plating from an aqueous solution on any surface, caused by an autocatalytic chemical reduction.
3. The deposition of a metallic coating, usually nickel, on a component by chemical means rather than by electroplating.
The component is immersed in a solution containing a reducing agent.4. A chemical reduction process which, once initiated, is autocatalytic or something whose occurrence at one point increases the probability that it will occur again at another point.
The process is similar to electroplating except that no outside current is needed and the metal ions are reduced by chemical agents in the plating solutions, and deposit on the substrate.
An advantage of electroless plating with current is that there is a more uniform thickness of the surface coating.
2. Being without a blemish or a defect: The writer had the most faultless reputation as an editorial writer for the newspaper.
There are fewer fish in the stream this year than last year.
2. A reference to abstract situations: It is obvious that there is less honor in business dealings these days; especially, with some banks.
3. Pertaining to matters involving degree and value of a smaller amount or quantity: There is much less purchasing power than in the past because there is less money available for people to use.
Although too many writers and speakers use these words incorrectly, everyone should realize that fewer should refer only to countable numbers or things or to units capable of being counted; as in "The less money there is available, the fewer hamburgers and potato drinks people can buy."
Few means not many; little means not much. Fewer means smaller in number; less means smaller in amount, as in "People have fewer legs than a centipede, but a centipede has less intelligence."
Possibly "a doubtful proposition" according to Willard Espy.
If you are still not convinced, then consider the following: Although colloquial English is often different, standard written English uses fewer with things that can be counted and less with things that cannot be counted; for example, fewer people, but less money. It is unacceptable to write less students or less players.
Also, don't write fewer than six weeks because the expression "six weeks" refers to a single period of time, and not a collection of six individual objects; therefore, the required wording is less than six weeks.
In times of economic restraint, there are fewer people investing less of their hard-earned wages when they go out for a coffee. George always asks for less sugar in his coffee than usual so he will gain fewer pounds.
2. Without flame.