Sink (disambiguation)

Sink (disambiguation)

Sink may refer to:

* Sink, a bowl-shaped fixture, usually made of porcelain or stainless steel, that is used for washing hands or small objects
* Sink (geography), an area of dry land below sea-level, for example the Salton Sink
* Sink (meteorology), can refer to an area such as a forest or even the ocean that absorbs greenhouse gases such as CO2
* sink (computing), in software engineering, an object implementing the event interface to receive incoming events
* Sink, a UK melodic hardcore punk band from the late 80s
* A plant sink is a storage center in plants to hold sugars, normally the roots of the plant. Sinks also occur at the growing tips of roots and stems and in developing fruits.
* Sink (game), the name of a game generally played by Discordians.
* In network theory, a sink refers to a node that receives more data than it sends
* In communication software, a sink enforces message policies
* In electromagnetic theory sink and source are respectively the termination or supply of current flow
* In ecology and agronomy, a sink is the destination of photosynthetic assimilates from the source
* In mathematics, a sink is used to describe a point that attracts rather than dissipates
* In system dynamics, a sink is a place where a flow of materials, raw materials and energies end its journey.
* Generally, a point of collection or disposal
** Heat sink, an environment or object capable of absorbing heat from another object with which it is in thermal contact
** Carbon dioxide sink, any storage of nutrients or a place of CO2 storage
*Robert Sink, led the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II

ee also


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Heat sink (disambiguation) — A heat sink is * a device used to conduct heat away from an object. * an urban area with a tendency to absorb sunlight and re radiate it as heat, together with heat from energy usage. This may also be referred to as an urban heat island …   Wikipedia

  • Sink — This article is about a sanitary fitting for washing ones hands, or for washing dishes. For other uses, see Sink (disambiguation). A typical sink/basin in a bathroom …   Wikipedia

  • Sink the Bismarck (disambiguation) — The Bismarck was a battleship of the German navy during WWII, named after Otto von Bismarck.* Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 movie about the sinking of the Bismarck * Sink the Bismarck (song) is a 1960 Johnny Horton song inspired by the movie …   Wikipedia

  • Disposal (disambiguation) — Disposal is a situation in Australian rules football in which a player either kicks or handballs the football. Disposal may also refer to: Bomb disposal, the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe Disposal of human corpses …   Wikipedia

  • Dipper (disambiguation) — A Dipper is a passerine bird in the genus Cinclus Dipper can also refer to: A participant on the Barenaked Ladies hosted cruise, Ships and Dip Supporter of the Canadian New Democratic Party or, pluralized, the party itself Dipper (Chinese… …   Wikipedia

  • Cooler (disambiguation) — Contents 1 Language 2 Industry and technology 3 Entertainment and recreation …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago Loop (disambiguation) — The Chicago Loop may refer to: Chicago Loop, local name for the historical center of downtown Chicago Chicago Loop (plumbing), alternate name of a kitchen island sink waste plumbing installation The Loop (rapid transit) Chicago Loop (band), a… …   Wikipedia

  • USO (disambiguation) — USO usually refers to the United Service Organizations which provides morale and recreation services to uniformed military personnel.USO may also refer to:* Udaipur Solar Observatory, in the historic city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India *… …   Wikipedia

  • Taken (disambiguation) — Taken may refer to:* Taken , a science fiction miniseries which first aired on the Sci Fi Channel in 2002 * Taken (2002 film), a 2002 TV film *Taken (band), a melodic hardcore band that formed in 1997 in Orange County, California * Taken (song),… …   Wikipedia

  • List of environmental topics (C) — This is a list of environmental topics. They relate to the effect of human activity on the environment.*cadmium poisoning *California Air Resources Board *California Certified Organic Farmers *California Coastal Conservancy *California… …   Wikipedia