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feedback loop – A feedback loop is the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output and therefore forms a closed circuit.
fermentation – During fermentation, yeast is added to a food to produce alcohol. Alcohol is a good preservative because it kills bacteria.
fertilizer – A natural or artificial substance added to the soil to make it more fertile or productive.
financial – (commercial, economic, business, monetary) Concerning money and finances.
financial institution – An established organization whose work concerns money and finances.
finished product – A product that has finished being processed and is now ready for sale or use.
fleet – A term used to describe the number and type of transportation passenger vehicles an agency operates.
fluorescent – A relatively cool, energy-efficient artificial light source. Produced by gas discharge in a low-pressure tube.
freezing – Involves the storage of foods at temperatures below -2 degrees Celsius, but usually at least -18 degrees Celsius.
fungi – An organisms that lack chlorophyll. It includes molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms and yeast.
furnace – A furnace is a device for heating air or any other fluid. It is an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.