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countdown

[′kau̇nt‚dau̇n]
(aerospace engineering)
The process in the engineering definition, used in leading up to the launch of a large or complicated rocket vehicle, or in leading up to a captive test, a readiness firing, a mock firing, or other firing test.
The act of counting inversely during this process.
(communications)
The ratio of the number of interrogation pulses not answered by a transponder to the total number received.
(engineering)
A step-by-step process that culminates in a climatic event, each step being performed in accordance with a schedule marked by a count in inverse numerical order.
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By launching the countdown clock this evening, we are announcing to the Asian people and to the world that Qatar - as always, with God's blessing and the support of its leadership and its cheering football fans - is heading for the goal to ensure the success of this continental tournament," said Ahmed al Thani.
For viewers at home watching NBC, Carson Daly tracked time with the Nivea Countdown Clock, and seconds before midnight, New York City Mayor Michael Bleomberg, then New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former President Hill Clinton, stood before the Nivea branded podium to press the button for the famous ball drop.
With that silly countdown clock in Fifth Street Market threatening to paralyze me with anticipation, I drive the long way so I can continue to live in ignorant bliss, focusing on today.
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This page, which features a countdown clock to Election 2004, will be updated with key election information as necessary.
I had stonewalled my dear partner for weeks on our operational readiness prep, but as the MSNBC countdown clock ticked down to just how far Cher has turned back time, I relented, and we followed the orders of Homeland Security Bear Tom Ridge.
One cute part is a countdown clock to the start of the huge trade exposition: only 435 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes, and 7 seconds.
A new web site has been launched that features a countdown clock for upcoming movie releases.
Items are posted for a week in a chart with a countdown clock, high bid, opening bid, bid increments and quantity available.
The webpage also features a countdown clock, marking the time remaining for the governor to take action.
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Weird Brainy hosts Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain (right) will present coverage from the Science Museum in London, joined by schoolchildren and VIPs plus a team of experts, as the countdown clock ticks During the ISS, Tim's bones will He'll grow Bizarrely, of skin from down to blast off just after 11am.