jet-, -ject, -jecting, -jected, -jection, -jector, -jectory; jacu-, jac-
(Latin: throw, send, fling, hurl, cast; gush; spurt)
2. In phonetics, "an ejective consonant"; a reference to voiceless stops, fricatives, and affricates, uttered with the glottis closed. The following letters, may be uttered in this manner: p, t, k, ch, s, f, etc.
2. A narrow belt of intense electric current flowing through the lower ionosphere in the equatorial and polar regions which creates auroras.
3. A stream of electricity moving in the upper atmosphere around the equator and also in polar regions, where it produces auroras.
2. The emission of electrons from one solid into another solid.
3. The process of injecting a beam of electrons with an electron gun into the vacuum chamber of a mass spectrometer, betatron, or other large electron accelerator.
4. The procedure used in forcing a beam of electrons into any large electron accelerator; such as, a beatatron by using an electron gun.
2. A system which injects fuel into an engine and includes an electronic control unit to time and meter or measure the flow.
Fuel is delivered in intermittent pulses by the opening and closing of solenoid-controlled injectors.
Along the shore Jodie could see a lot of flotsam from ship wrecks; however, here and there was some jetsam from a ship which she took to the museum.
The professor reminded his students that the phrase "flotsam and jetsam" is often used to refer to the accumulation of bits and pieces of junk along the shore that come from ships.