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stabilizer:

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 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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Stabilizer

 

an aerodynamic surface providing stability for an aircraft in flight. The stabilizer of an airplane is the fixed or movable leading section of the horizontal empennage. A stationary stabilizer provides stability and has an elevator attached by a hinge to its trailing edge. A movable, controlled stabilizer, which sometimes lacks an elevator, provides both stability and control. Such stabilizers are usually mounted on supersonic airplanes when elevators are not sufficiently effective at high altitudes. The stabilizers of rockets are placed in the tail section and displace the center of pressure of the aerodynamic forces acting on the rocket in atmospheric flight toward the rear of the rocket.

stabilizer

[′stā·bə‚līz·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
Any airfoil or any combination of airfoils considered as a single unit, the primary function of which is to give stability to an aircraft or missile.
(chemical engineering)
The fractionation column in a petroleum refinery used to stabilize (remove fractions from) hydrocarbon mixtures.
(engineering)
A hardened, splined bushing, sometimes freely rotating, slightly larger than the outer diameter of a core barrel and mounted directly above the core barrel back head. Also known as ferrule; fluted coupling.
A tool located near the bit in the drilling assembly to modify the deviation angle in a well by controlling the location of the contact point between the hole and the drill collars.
(materials)
Any powdered or liquid additive used as an agent in soil stabilization.
Any substance that tends to maintain the physical and chemical properties of a material.
(mathematics)
The stabilizer of a point x in a Riemann surface X, relative to a group G of conformal mappings of X onto itself, is the subgroup Gx of G consisting of elements g such that g (x) = x. Also known as stability subgroup.
(naval architecture)
Any of the submerged fins used on ships to prevent rolling.

stabilizer

A substance used to increase the stability of a solution or suspension, usually by preventing precipitation.

stabilizer

stabilizer
The fixed horizontal tail surface that has elevators and a rudder hinged to its trailing edge.

stabilizer

, stabiliser
1. any device for stabilizing an aircraft
2. a substance added to something to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state, such as an additive to food to preserve its texture during distribution and storage
3. Nautical
a. a system of one or more pairs of fins projecting from the hull of a ship and controllable to counteract roll
4. either of a pair of brackets supporting a small wheel that can be fitted to the back wheel of a bicycle to help an inexperienced cyclist to maintain balance
5. an electronic device for producing a direct current supply of constant voltage
6. Economics a measure, such as progressive taxation, interest-rate control, or unemployment benefit, used to restrict swings in prices, employment, production, etc., in a free economy
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The Stabiliser was imported by the Beef Improvement Group (BIG) in 1998.
2,000 + Stabiliser embryos imported; 550 Stabiliser embryos collected from UK bred cows
200 Stabiliser bulls working on farms; 4,800 + doses of Stabiliser semen used
Numerically, the Stabiliser is already the UK's fifth largest Signet recorded beef breed, and it has real potential as a damline in the commercial sector post MTR," said Beef Improvement Group (BIG) technical director, Richard Fuller.
Already the Stabiliser, a composite of four pure beef breeds ( Gelbveih, Hereford, Red Angus and Simmental ( is demonstrating it can deliver both reductions in production costs and big savings to those farmers breeding their own replacements using Stabiliser bulls or semen.
Stabiliser gestation is averaging 282 days, calves average 35kg birthweight, and are easily born and lively.
Food Northwest's Fiona England commented: "We are delighted by the level of progress made by the Northwest Stabiliser Project.
James Dixon, who farms with his brothers, Andrew and Richard at Kitcrag, Selside, near Kendal is among the Northwest Stabiliser Project's members and were due to be hosting an open day for the region's beef producers on August 15 however this has since been cancelled in response to current outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey.
We were convinced right from the start that the Stabiliser concept would not only help us, but all beef producers in the region to work towards a sustainable future," he explained.
Richard Geldard will be staging an open day on February 16 at his family's Low Foulshaw, Levens, near Kendal, one of the Northwest Stabiliser Project's official Focus Farms.
At Low Foulshaw, we firmly believe that the Stabiliser will have a major role to play.
The initial signs from using the stabiliser are encouraging and reflect the high level of performance that has already been achieved by established Stabiliser herds in the UK.