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  • 181Shape correction function — The shape correction function is a ratio of the surface area of a growing organism and that of an isomorph as function of the volume. The shape of the isomorph is taken to be equal to that of the organism for a given reference volume, so for that …

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  • 182Shape parameter — In probability theory and statistics, a shape parameter is a kind of numerical parameter of a parametric family of probability distributions. [Everitt B.S. (2002) Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics. 2nd Edition. CUP. ISBN 0 521 81099 x]… …

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  • 183shape coding — pp. Giving an object such as a control or a connector an appropriate or unique shape to make the object s function or usage obvious or to avoid confusion with similar objects that have different functions. shape code v., n. Example Citations:… …

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  • 184Shape resonance — In quantum mechanics, a shape resonance, in contrast to a Feshbach resonance, is a resonance which is not turned into a bound state if the coupling between some degrees of freedom and the degrees of freedom associated to the fragmentation… …

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  • 185Shape of Despair (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Shape of Despair Type = compilation Artist = Shape of Despair Released = 2005 Genre = Funeral doom metal Length = 63:42 Label = Spikefarm Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Illusion s Play (2004) This album = Shape… …

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  • 186Shape of My Heart (song) — Infobox Single Name = Shape of My Heart Artist = Noah and the Whale from Album = Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down B side = Released = flagicon|UK May 5 2008 flagicon|UK October 20 2008 (Re Release) Format = CD single, digital download Recorded =… …

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  • 187shape-note hymnal — ▪ music also called  patent note hymnal,  or  buckwheat note hymnal,         American hymnal incorporating many folk hymns and utilizing a special musical notation. The seven note scale was sung not to the syllables do–re–mi–fa–sol–la–ti but to a …

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  • 188Shape factor (X-ray diffraction) — A shape factor is used in x ray diffraction and crystallography to correlate the size of sub micrometre particles, or crystallites, in a solid to the broadening of a peak in a diffraction pattern. In the Scherrer equation,: au = frac {K… …

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  • 189Shape context — Construction d un contexte de contour. Shape context, que l on peut traduire par contexte de contour, est un algorithme de détection de caractéristique et un descripteur, présenté par des chercheurs de l université de Californie à Berkeley pour… …

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  • 190SHAPE Technical Centre — The SHAPE Technical Centre or Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Technical Centre (STC) was formerly known as the SHAPE Air Defence Technical Centre (SADTC). It was formed in 1955 and located in The Hague, in The Netherlands. It conducted… …

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  • 191Shape (Frente album) — Infobox Album | Name = Shape Type = Album Artist = Frente! Released = July 24, 1996 Recorded = 1995 Genre = Alternative rock Length = ??:?? Label = Mammoth / Atlantic Producer = Cameron McVey Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …

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  • 192Shape of the distribution — In statistics, shape of the distribution refers to the shape of probability distribution. That shape is usually described by skewness and kurtosis …

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  • 193Shape-Shifting —    While the ability to change shape or take on the appearance of an animal, plant, or other being seems to many Westerners to be one of the most outlandish claims made by or on behalf of shamans, it may seem entirely ordinary in other cultures.… …

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  • 194Shape factor (boundary layer flow) — A shape factor is used in boundary layer flow to determine the nature of the flow.:H= frac {delta^*}{ heta}where H is the shape factor, delta^* is the displacement thickness and θ is the momentum thickness. Displacement thickness is defined as… …

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  • 195Shape (Computergrafik) — Ein Shape ist ein grafisches Objekt, welches auf dem Computerbildschirm dargestellt werden kann. Von der Funktion her ähnelt es zwar einem Sprite, wird jedoch nicht autonom von der Grafikhardware dargestellt. Vielmehr ist für die Darstellung von… …

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  • 196shape-note singing — U.S. a cappella singing style incorporating many folk hymns and utilizing a special musical notation. The seven note scale used by some singers is sung not to the syllables do re mi fa sol la ti but to a four syllable system brought to America by …

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  • 197shape of things to come —    If something, such as a trend or fashion, is the shape of things to come, it is a sign of what is likely to be used or enjoyed by many people in the future.     Do you think speed dating is the shape of things to come? …

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  • 198shape up or ship out —    If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression is used to warn someone that if they do not improve, they will have to leave their job …

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  • 199shape-changing —    A frequent belief about witches was that they would turn into animals. As *Gervase of Tilbury wrote (c.1211), Women have been seen and wounded in the shape of cats by persons who were secretly on the watch, and . . . next day the women have… …

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  • 200shape up or ship out — in. improve or get out. □ I’ll tell you one more time. Shape up or ship out! □ They told me I had to shape up or ship out …

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