ejective, ejectively, ejectivity
1. Tending or serving to eject.
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.
An ejecting; dispossession; ejection; as, the ejectment of tenants from their homes.
Someone who or something that ejects objects or materials.
ejectus (s), ejecta (pl)
Cast out; matter ejected, material thrown out; as, the ejecta of a volcano; the ejecta of the body.
1. An electric current that moves in an ionized layer above the equator in the earth's upper atmosphere.
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.
1. The release of electrons from one solid material into another solid material.
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.
An electron gun which injects a beam of electrons into the vacuum chamber of a mass spectrometer, betatron (type of particle accelerator for producing high-energy beams of electrons), or other large electron accelerator.
The path of one electron in an electron tube.
electronic fuel injection
1. The forced injection of fuel under pressure into an automobile or truck engine, using electronic control.
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.
(FLAHT suhm) (noun
Floating pieces, parts, etc., from a ship that has been wrecked: After the storm, there was a lot of flotsam from wrecked vessels that had washed ashore.
Floating objects that are thrown into the water from a ship: None of the jetsam that David found on the beach was usable.
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.
geographical projection (s) (noun)
, geographical projections (pl)
A representation of the globe constructed on a plane with lines representative of and corresponding to the meridians and parallels of the curved surface of the Earth: A geographical projection involves the display of the spherical coordinates on a grid, and the equirectangular map used for this is termed the geographical projection.
A method of map drawing by which the relative areas of different countries are accurately indicated.