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1 The consistency of clay as this is affected by remoulding. The effect depends on the type of clay and the amount of pore water. In a sensitive clay, shear strength is decreased dramatically on remoulding when moisture content remains constant. Sensitivity is measured as the ratio of the unconfined compressive strength to the strength in the remoulded state at the same water content.

2 In chemical analysis, the smallest change in concentration which can be discriminated by the analytical method.

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