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  • 1 floating island — n. ☆ 1. a floating mass of vegetation resembling an island 2. a dessert of boiled custard topped with a dab or dabs of meringue or whipped cream …

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  • 2 floating island — noun 1. a. : floating garden b. : a floating mass of vegetation with little or no soil (as in a lake or quiet tropical sea) usually due to detachment of matted vegetation from a marshy shore 2. : a dessert consisting of custard with floating… …

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  • 3 floating island — 1. a dessert consisting of boiled custard with portions of meringue, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites and sometimes jelly floating upon it or around it. 2. a floating mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing… …

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  • 4 Floating rib — The four floating ribs (indicated with red arrows) …

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  • 5 Floating zone crystal growth — is a method of growing cylindrical boules of very high purity single crystal Silicon for use in the semiconductor industry. It is arguably one of the most enabling techniques developed in the information era, pioneered by Siemens AG to allow… …

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  • 6 Mass versus weight — The chains on the swing hold all the child’s weight. If one were to stand behind her at the bottom of the arc and try to stop her, one would be acting against her inertia, which arises purely from mass, not weight. In everyday usage, the mass of… …

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  • 7 Floating point — In computing, floating point describes a method of representing real numbers in a way that can support a wide range of values. Numbers are, in general, represented approximately to a fixed number of significant digits and scaled using an exponent …

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  • 8 Floating island — A floating island is a mass of floating aquatic plants, mud, and peat ranging in thickness from a few inches to several feet. Floating islands are a common natural phenomenon that are found in many parts of the world. They exist less commonly as… …

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  • 9 Floating airport — A Floating airport is an airport that would be built and situated on a very large floating structure (VLFS) located many miles out at sea utilizing a floatation type of device or devices such as Pneumatic Stabilized Platform (PSP) technology.As… …

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  • 10 floating mop — a tightly tied mass of synthetic yarn in various configurations with cork or styrofoam used as a spawning medium in aquaria for fish that normally lay eggs on vegetation. The floating mop is used for species that spawn at or near the water… …

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  • 11 floating island — /floʊtɪŋ ˈaɪlənd/ (say flohting uyluhnd) noun 1. a floating island like mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing roots, sometimes built artificially on wooden platforms as in Asia, or resulting naturally from the… …

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  • 12 Russian floating nuclear power station — Floating nuclear power station redirects here. For the earlier station operated in the Panama Canal Zone, see MH 1A. An artist s rendition of the Akademik Lomonosov Class overview Build …

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  • 13 Center of mass — In physics, the center of mass of a system of particles is a specific point at which, for many purposes, the system s mass behaves as if it were concentrated. The center of mass is a function only of the positions and masses of the particles that …

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  • 14 Free floating screed — The free floating screed is a device pioneered by Barber Greene Company in the 1930s that revolutionized the asphalt paving process.The device is designed to flatten the material (e.g. concrete or asphalt) below it, which is also known as screed …

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  • 15 Races of the Mass Effect universe — This article is about the fictional races found within the Mass Effect universe. These races are explored in the novels Mass Effect: Revelation and Mass Effect: Ascension, and the video games Mass Effect, Mass Effect Galaxy, and Mass Effect 2.… …

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  • 16 2010–2011 midwinter animal mass death events — Causes of mass animal death include changes in temperature, poisoned food or water supplies, and the spread of infections. The 2010–2011 midwinter animal mass death events (humorously referred to as Aflockalypse) have gained considerable… …

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  • 17 Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System — The Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System(MRTS) also known as the Hyderabad Metro (Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ మెట్రో) is one of the several planned Mass Rapid Transit System projects in India. This project will serve the city of Hyderabad. The Project was… …

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  • 18 iceberg — /uys berrg/, n. 1. a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea. 2. Informal. an emotionally cold person. 3. Australian Informal. a person who swims or surfs regularly in winter. 4. tip of the iceberg, the first… …

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  • 19 Anchor ice — is described by the World Meteorological Organization as submerged ice attached or anchored to the bottom, irrespective of the nature of its formation. Anchor ice is most commonly observed in fast flowing rivers during periods of extreme cold, at …

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  • 20 sargassum — /sahr gas euhm/, n. any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe, as S. bacciferum, the common gulfweed. [1900 05; < NL; see SARGASSO] * * * Any of the brown algae that make up the genus Sargassum. They …

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