What is due?

  • (adj): Reasonable in the circumstances.
    Example: "Gave my comments due consideration"; "exercising due care"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Mold Health Issues - Exposure Sources and Prevention - Food
... Grains incur considerable losses both in field and storage due to pathogens and insects ... Ruminants are considered to be resistant to the toxic effects of mycotoxins, presumably due to their superior mycotoxin-degrading microbes ... This suggests that since mycotoxins are difficult to digest by human microbes due to better degradation by rumen microbes as compared to mono-gastric animals like ...
Quantization Error - Other Fields
... Examples of fields where this limitation applies include electronics (due to electrons), optics (due to photons), biology (due to DNA), and chemistry (due to ...
Due Process
... Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person ... Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the individual person from it ... harms a person without following the exact course of the law, this constitutes a due-process violation, which offends against the rule of law ...
Secondary Vaginismus
... This may be due to physical causes such as a yeast infection or trauma during childbirth, while in some cases it may be due to psychological causes, or ... Peri-menopausal and menopausal vaginismus, often due to a drying of the vulvar and vaginal tissues as a result of reduced estrogen, may occur as a result of "micro-tears" first causing sexual pain ...
Alkaline Earth Metal - Applications
... Due to its light weight and other properties, beryllium is also used in mechanics when stiffness, light weight, and dimensional stability are required at wide temperature ranges ... this usage has fallen out of favor recently due to magnesium's flammability ... Due to its radioactivity, radium no longer has many applications, but it used to have many ...

More definitions of "due":

  • (noun): A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership).
    Example: "The society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
  • (adj): Owed and payable immediately or on demand.
    Example: "Payment is due"
    Synonyms: owed
  • (noun): That which is deserved or owed.
    Example: "Give the devil his due"
  • (adj): Suitable to or expected in the circumstances.
    Example: "All due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"
  • (adv): Directly or exactly; straight.
    Example: "Went due North"
  • (adj): Proper and appropriate; fitting.
    Example: "Due esteem"
    Synonyms: deserved
  • (adj): Scheduled to arrive.
    Example: "The train is due in 15 minutes"

Famous quotes containing the word due:

    I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    The damned are in the abyss of Hell, as within a woeful city, where they suffer unspeakable torments, in all their senses and members, because as they have employed all their senses and their members in sinning, so shall they suffer in each of them the punishment due to sin.
    St. Francis De Sales (1567–1622)

    What is the disease which manifests itself in an inability to leave a party—any party at all—until it is all over and the lights are being put out?... I suppose that part of this mania for staying is due to a fear that, if I go, something good will happen and I’ll miss it. Somebody might do card tricks, or shoot somebody else.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)