n.— «Nearly two decades ago, the plant owners used an unorthodox metric to assess the facility’s impact on nearby estuaries. Called “emergy,” which is shorthand for “embodied energy,” the metric provides managers with a way to quantify variables once considered too qualitative to measure accurately.» —“The Quest for an Environmental Metric” by Marie Leone CFO.com Dec. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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