When a ship's head or stern pitches suddenly and violently into the trough of the sea.

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The difference between the total cooling effect and the dehumidifying effect.

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The interior heat gain due to heat conduction, convection, and radiation from the exterior into the interior, and from occupants and appliances.

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The heat absorbed or released when a substance undergoes a change in temperature.

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A heat storage system that uses a heat storage medium, and where the additional or removal of heat results in a change in temperature.

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The element directly responsive to the value of the measured variable.

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The ratio of the output of an instrument to the input value, i.e. a rain gauge with a sensitivity of 1 tip per 0.01"

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In austenitic stainless steels the precipitation of chromium carbides, usually at grain boundaries, on exposure to temperatures of about 550 to 850

A heat treatment, whether accidental, intentional, or incidental (as during welding), that causes precipitation of constituents at grain boundaries, often causing the alloy to become susceptible to intergranular corrosion or intergranular stress-corrosion ...

The part of a measuring instrument which responds directly to changes in the environment.

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A region drawn on a chart to separate two lanes that have shipping vessels moving in opposite directions.

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The order in which compressors are brought online.

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A form of data transmission in which the bits of each character are sent one at a time along a single communication path. Compare to parallel data transmission.

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A configuration of an electrical circuit in which the positive lead is connected to the negative lead of another energy producing, conducting, or consuming device. The voltages of each device are additive, whereas the current is not.

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A way of joining photovoltaic cells by connecting positive leads to negative leads; such a configuration increases the voltage.

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Parasitic resistance to current flow in a cell due to mechanisms such as resistance from the bulk of the semiconductor material, metallic contacts, and interconnections.

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Service

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A string of vessels which makes a particular voyage and serves a particular market.

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As provided in the Shipping Act of 1984, a contract between a shipper (or a shippers association) and an ocean common carrier (or conference) in which the shipper makes a commitment to provide a certain minimum quantity of cargo or freight revenue over a ...

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A mallet used for passing serving around a line.

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