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  • 1 Backward wave oscillator — A backward wave oscillator (BWO), also called carcinotron (a trade name for tubes manufactured by CSF, now Thales) or backward wave tube, is a vacuum tube that is used to generate microwaves up to the terahertz range. It belongs to the traveling… …

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  • 2 slope — slope1 [ sloup ] noun count ** 1. ) a straight surface that has one end higher than the other: At the end of the garden there is a steep slope. a ) the angle of this kind of surface: a slope of 45 degrees 2. ) the side of a hill or mountain:… …

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  • 3 batter — I. v. a. 1. Beat, smite, pelt, dash against. 2. Bruise, break, shatter, shiver, smash, demolish, destroy, strike down, knock down, shake to pieces, shiver to pieces. 3. Indent, wear, wear away, abrade, deface, mar, disfigure. II. v. n. 1. Attack… …

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  • 4 batter — batter1 /bat euhr/, v.t. 1. to beat persistently or hard; pound repeatedly. 2. to damage by beating or hard usage: Rough roads had battered the car. High winds were battering the coast. v.i. 3. to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily:… …

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  • 5 batter — I bat•ter [[t]ˈbæt ər[/t]] v. t. 1) soc to beat persistently or hard 2) soc to subject (a person) to repeated beating or other abuse 3) to damage by beating or subjecting to rough usage 4) to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily • Etymology …

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  • 6 re-cede — v.tr. cede back to a former owner. * * * re|cede «rih SEED», intransitive verb, ced|ed, ced|ing. 1. to go backward; move backward: »Houses and trees seem to recede as you ride past in a train. SYNONYM(S): retreat, retire. 2 …

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  • 7 re|cede — «rih SEED», intransitive verb, ced|ed, ced|ing. 1. to go backward; move backward: »Houses and trees seem to recede as you ride past in a train. SYNONYM(S): retreat, retire. 2. to slope backward: »He has …

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  • 8 Glossary of entomology terms — Parts of an adult butterfly This glossary describes the terms used in the formal descriptions of insect species, jargon used mostly by professionals or entomologist. Contents …

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  • 9 retreat — [ri trēt′] n. [ME retret < OFr retraite < pp. of retraire, to draw back < L retrahere: see RETRACT] 1. a going back or backward; withdrawal in the face of opposition or from a dangerous or unpleasant situation 2. withdrawal to a safe or… …

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  • 10 retreat — I. noun Etymology: Middle English retret, from Anglo French retrait, from past participle of retraire to withdraw, from Latin retrahere, from re + trahere to draw Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) an act or process of withdrawing especially from what… …

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  • 11 recede — recede1 /ri seed /, v.i., receded, receding. 1. to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw. 2. to become more distant. 3. (of a color, form, etc., on a flat surface) to move away or be perceived as moving away… …

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  • 12 retreat — retreatal, adj. retreater, n. retreative, adj. /ri treet /, n. 1. the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action. 2. the act of withdrawing, as into safety or… …

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  • 13 rakish — rak|ish [ˈreıkıʃ] adj [Sense: 1 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from rake to slope backward (17 21 centuries); because of the sloping masts of pirate ships.] [Sense: 3; Date: 1700 1800; Origin: RAKE12] 1.) if a man looks rakish, or wears… …

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  • 14 retreat — n 1.(all usu. of armed forces) strategic withdrawal, countermarch, volte face, recoil, pullout, rout, evacuation, exodus, stampede, katabasis. 2. departure, flight, hegira, escape, getaway. 3. backing away, reversal, about face, turnabout, Inf.… …

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  • 15 recede — I re•cede [[t]rɪˈsid[/t]] v. i. ced•ed, ced•ing 1) to go back to a more distant point; retreat; withdraw 2) to become or seem to become more distant 3) to slope backward: a chin that recedes[/ex] • Etymology: 1470–80; < L recēdere to go, fall… …

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  • 16 retreat — re•treat [[t]rɪˈtrit[/t]] n. 1) the forced or strategic withdrawal of a military force before an enemy 2) the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement 3) a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy 4) an asylum, as for the insane 5) …

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  • 17 recede — recede1 [ri sēd′] vi. receded, receding [L recedere: see RE & CEDE] 1. to go or move back [the high water receded] 2. to withdraw (from) [to recede from a promise] 3. to slope backward …

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  • 18 Equine conformation — [original research?] Parts of a horse Equine conformation evaluates the degree of correctness of a horse s bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions in relation to each other. Undesirable conformat …

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  • 19 analysis — /euh nal euh sis/, n., pl. analyses / seez /. 1. the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements (opposed to synthesis). 2. this process as a method of studying the nature of something or of determining its… …

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  • 20 Oceanic trench — Oceanic crust is formed at an oceanic ridge, while the lithosphere is subducted back into the asthenosphere at trenches. The oceanic trenches are hemispheric scale long but narrow topographic depressions of the sea floor. They are also the… …

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