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Terms Starting with N

Negative Pressure Respirator
A respirator in which the air pressure inside the respiratory-inlet covering is positive during exhalation in relation to the air pressure of the outside atmosphere and negative during inhalation in relation to the air pressure of the outside atmosphere.
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Net Proceeds
Any gross sales less state sales tax and a fair minimum return to the vending machine owner or service provider, which return shall be a reasonable amount to be determined by Department of Services for the Blind. (RCW 74-18-230[2])
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Next of Kin
A person's spouse, state registered domestic partner, parents, siblings, and children.
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An umbrella term for people with gender identities that fall somewhere outside of the traditional conceptions of strictly either female or male. People with non-binary gender identities may or may not use more specific terms to describe their genders (e.g., agender, genderqueer, gender fluid, two spirit, bigender, pangender, gender nonconforming, gender variant).
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Nuisance Contraband
Any item which may be authorized or at one time was authorized to be in an offender's possession which is now prohibited due to excessive quantities that present a safety or health hazard or is considered to be a housekeeping issue. Examples of Nuisance Contraband include, but are not limited to: Items accumulated for the purpose of bartering, excessive newspapers, magazines, letters of other paperwork, or excessive amounts of food items.
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