Has 3 definitions, depending upon context: 1.All the chess men, as in “Get all the pieces out of the bag” 2.The non-pawns, as in “You have to develop all your pieces” 3.A Bishop or Knight, as in “I am up (ahead) a piece
This term can mean either any chess piece including pawns (as in the touched piece rule), or a minor piece (as in "I hung a piece"), depending on context. It can also mean a major or minor piece, as in "White needs to get some pieces to the kingside".
An individually addressed mailpiece. This definition also applies when the term piece is used in eligibility standards. Quantities indicated for optional or required sortations always refer to pieces unless specifically excepted.
a term for the similarly designed items in a set of china, each with the same pattern and characteristics, but each one having a different function, such as plate, cup, saucer, teapot, bowl, eggcup, cheese dish, etc.
Regular expressions (or patterns) are composed of pieces. Each piece is itself composed of an atom describing a condition on a substring and an optional quantifier defining the expected number of occurrences of the atom.
The unit length of fabric removed from the loom. The standard length depends on the type of fabric but may be such as best suits the purchaser. Piece lengths are generally between 75 and 120m. According to the state of the cloth expressions such as ‘loomstate piece’ and ‘dyed piece’ may be used.
A length of fabric of customarily accepted unit length. Note: A frequent contract practice is for the purchaser to specify a minimum piece length below which no pieces will be accepted. Alternatively, a 'cut-through' allowance is specified, which the seller has to make in the case of all pieces less than the specified figure. The reason for such practices is the greater liability to waste in cutting out from short-length pieces than from standard-length pieces. The term 'piece' is applied at all stages of fabric manufacture, and although often qualified, e.g., grey piece, or loom state piece, the qualification is generally understood in commercial practice.
The basic unit of archival arrangement and description, which is produced from the repository as an entity under its own reference. For example, a file is a piece, but as single sheet in that file is not.
Is a unit that must be physically picked. If a box of 10,000 bolts is to be picked, that is only one piece, but if the box is to be opened and two bolts picked from it, then two pieces are to be picked.
The sixth level of the catalogue which consists of a record(s) within a series. For production reasons either the whole piece (generally a box, volume or file) or the item (bundle, sub-file, individual document) will be the orderable unit.