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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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To see an example of the ICD-10 Countdown Clock, visit www.
They joined Cllr Liam Robinson, the chairman of Merseytravel, to unveil the Cunard countdown clock in the Mersey Ferry terminal at Liverpool's Pier Head.
The use of the countdown clock is an effective means of highlighting the urgent need for more organ donors each and every single day as a means of saving lives.
The first advert features a digital countdown clock and four fictional characters - a mother, young boy, a lady in her 50s and a young man.
There was also controversy at the end of the game, when referee Barnes appeared to blow the final whistle early compared with the time showing on the stadium countdown clock.
He was back in his home city yesterday to encourage schoolchildren to take part in sport and to switch on the Glasgow 2014 countdown clock.
The countdown clock was unveiled on Thursday evening amid much fanfare, confetti and fireworks at South Plaza Gate, National Parliament House, Dhaka; Chittagong's Circuit House Circle, M.
Officials have stepped up their efforts to find the missing ticket holder, with Lord Mayor of Birmingham Mike Leddy even starting a countdown clock in the city centre.
In a last-ditch attempt to find the missing millionaire, Lord Mayor Mike Leddy yesterday started a countdown clock in Centenary Square, outside the OTTO organisers have begun a final countdown for the Birmingham holder of a PS12 million lottery ticket to claim their prize - or face losing the fortune forever.
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A countdown clock - captioned "All Eyes On Me" - appeared on her website promising a big announcement on September 17 - with many speculating it could be the first song from the record, although it could be details of her eighth full-length.
The countdown clock was stopped barely 74 minutes before the scheduled lift-off for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) fitted with a cryogenic engine made in India.