Definitions for "DBE"
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Disabled Business Enterprise, Women's Business Enterprise, and Minority Business Enterprise – all known as DBE's and is a consideration for Federal funds guidelines of implementation.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise – A DBE business demonstrates that 51% of those who own, operate, and control the business are socially disadvantaged due to chronic instances of prejudice or bias due to their identity as members of a group and the business' owners, operators, and controllers are economically disadvantaged due to diminished opportunity for competition in the open marketplace. For eligibility, see DSLBD's DBE Fact Sheet.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. A DBE is a for-profit, small-business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it. Certification of DBEs by Mn/UCP according to minimum uniform criteria is required. Link to DBE Process Web page:
Design Base Earthquake
Design basis earthquake. The earthquake which the structure is required to safely withstand with repairable damage. Those systems and components important to safety must remain functional and/or operable. For design purposes, the intended use of this earthquake loading is for economic design of structures or components whose damage or failure would not lead to catastrophic loss. For most usage in Reclamation, the DBE is defined to have a 90% probability of nonoccurrence in a 50-year-exposure period, which is equivalent to a recurrence interval of 474 years. Economic considerations for specific projects may lead to consideration of other values.
Keywords:  emphasis, bass, dynamic
Dynamic Bass Emphasis
Double-based element. A situation where two separate elements are temporarily based together as a double element for the duration of a game. A term coined by someone on the DBM Mailing List I believe. Also known as a double element when permanent. [page 10
Keywords:  evaluator, balance, digital
Digital Balance Evaluator