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n. primitive boat made from buoyant material fastened together to make a platform; large number of things, a collection, great quantity (Informal)
v. travel by raft, float on a raft
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A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water. It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull. Although there are cross-over boat types that blur this definition, rafts are usually kept afloat by using any combination of buoyant materials such as wood, sealed barrels, or inflated air chambers (such as pontoons), and are typically not propelled by an engine.
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Reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization
Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer or RAFT polymerization is one of several kinds of controlled radical polymerization. It makes use of a chain transfer agent in the form of a thiocarbonylthio compound (or similar, from here on referred to as a RAFT agent, see Figure 1) to afford control over the generated molecular weight and polydispersity during a free-radical polymerization. Discovered at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 1998, RAFT polymerization is one of several living or Controlled radical polymerization techniques, others being atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP). RAFT polymerization uses thiocarbonylthio compounds, such as dithioesters, thiocarbamates, and xanthates, to mediate the polymerization via a reversible chain-transfer process. As with other controlled radical polymerization techniques, RAFT polymerizations can be performed with conditions to favor low polydispersity indices and a pre-chosen molecular weight. RAFT polymerization can be used to design polymers of complex architectures, such as linear block copolymers, comb-like, star, brush polymers and dendrimers.
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1. a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
(hyponym) balsa raft, Kon Tiki
2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
(synonym) batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
(hypernym) large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
(hyponym) flood, inundation, deluge, torrent
1. transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
(classification) navigation, pilotage, piloting
2. travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
3. make into a raft; "raft these logs"
(hypernym) manufacture, fabricate, construct
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nm. raft, primitive boat made from buoyant material fastened together to make a platform
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n. vor; raft; gumový člun
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