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Asphalt retention (geotextiles):
a measure of the amount of asphalt cement that can be held within the pores of a paving geotextile.
Last referenced in: Markets for geosynthetic products and profiles of five leading manufacturers (Technical Textile Markets Issue 92)

Astrakhan:
a thick woven or knitted cloth with a surface of loops or curls which imitates the coat of an Astrakhan lamb.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Atactic:
a type of polymer molecule in which groups of atoms are arranged randomly above and below the backbone chain of atoms, when the latter are arranged all in one plane.

Avatar:
a three-dimensional digital representation of a person or object. Avatars are most commonly used in designing computer games, particularly action or sports games, whereby an individual character's movements are recorded using a system of ultraviolet light (UV) screens, UV cameras and UV receptors. The latter are placed on key parts of the body, and movement is picked up and recorded by the UV cameras.
Last referenced in: Talking strategy: Ed Gribbin of Alvanon discusses how sizing and fit technologies can benefit the apparel industry supply chain (Global Apparel Markets Issue 19)

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