Glossary T

The Environmental Glossary. Letter T +++ 'Thin film cell', 'Typical', 'Tractor'
German: Abraum
Tailings are rocks and other waste materials removed as impurities when minerals are mined and Mineral deposits are processed. These materials are usually dumped on

In the context of the environment, a tank is a container or vessel that is used to store or transport a variety of substances, such as chemicals, fuels, and hazardous waste. Tanks can have a significant impact on the environment if they are not properly designed, installed, and maintained.

Taxa (singular = taxon) are a grouping of organisms given a formal taxonomic name such as species, genus, family, etc.

A taxon (plural taxa) is a level of classification within a scientific system that categorizes living organisms based on their physical characteristics.

A Thin film cell is a PV cell formed by depositing thin layers of conductive and semiconductive materials, usually using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. Also referred to as

Deutsch: Gewebe / Español: Tejido - Tejido / Français: Tissu - Tissu / Italiano: Tissue - Tissue

In the environmental context, "tissue" refers to a group of similar cells that perform a specific function. Tissues are found in many organisms, from plants to animals, and play important roles in their survival and function.

A total quality management (TQM) is a system that is implemented in every aspect of an organization with the focus of providing quality; 

A Trachea is commonly known as the windpipe, a cartilaginous air tube extending from the larynx (voice box) into the thorax (chest) where it divides into left and right branches.

The tractor is the driver compartment and engine of the truck. It has two or three axles.


A Trailer Tail is an addition to the rear of the trailer that is used to reduce aerodynamic drag. There are several different types, but a standard tail is usually an addition to the

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