bracketing method

bracketing method

[′brak·əd·iŋ ‚meth·əd]
(ordnance)
A method of adjusting artillery and mortar fire in which a bracket is established by obtaining an over and a short strike, with respect to the observer, then successively splitting the bracket in half until a target hit is obtained or the smallest practicable range change has been made.
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Each bird was anesthetized with sevoflurane, and a standard bracketing method was used to measure the MAC in response to a noxious electrical stimulus.