secondary target


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secondary target

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ¦tär·gət]
(ordnance)
The target against which fire is directed when the main fire mission has been accomplished, or when it has become impossible or impracticable for the gun or battery to carry out the main fire mission.
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In previous studies on iridium particles, we found minute fractions of particles translocated into secondary target organs (Kreyling et al.
The company stated that, while children are the primary focus of the new drug delivery technology, adults are an important secondary target.
Secondary target formations are Caddo, Rotten Chert, Mississippian and Ellenberger.
Some collateral axons don't appear until a day after a parent axon has passed by a secondary target.
Individuals of legal drinking age who purchase alcohol to sell or give to minors represent a secondary target for this type of operation.
The well is presently at a depth of 8,773 feet and remains within the Brookian section, an area of traditional prospectivity and a secondary target of the well.
The secondary target of the Bauer-5 well, the Birkhead formation, encountered a 5 metre oil column.
The Ain Grab was considered a secondary target in the Lambouka-1 well.
The source added: "We think he walked about, scared and confused, for a while, then chose the bus as a secondary target.
Seidman (6-5, 235) caught 50 passes as a secondary target.
Electric logs will be the final determination of the productivity of these reservoirs and will be run after the secondary target has been penetrated.
Secondary target groups: Small-scale farmers (in Grow Africa countries) with commercial potential.