bumpiness


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bumpiness

[′bəm·pē·nəs]
(aerospace engineering)
An atmospheric condition causing aircraft to experience sudden vertical jolts.
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The type of gravity wave that the researchers identified as a possible source of bumpiness are generated spontaneously and associated with jet streams at high altitudes, near cruising levels for airplanes.
The most robust parameter from a measurement stability point of view is the volume of the log (rank I), while the highest uncertainty occurs when measuring the bumpiness of the log (rank IX).
When I got to the airport, I felt the bumpiness begin.
As Huygens comes within a few hundred meters of the surface, the echo may indicate the bumpiness of the terrain.
Down time is limited to the procedure itself, and side effects are limited to minor bruising, swelling and bumpiness that dissipates within a few days.
However like Cinderella's gown, your bumpiness has a shelf life, So get thee to Mykonos and back before mid December.
Possible consequences of poor wetting include crawling, pull-away, cratering, picture framing, pinholes and holidays, roughness, bumpiness, air entrapment and poor adhesion.
Victor Johnson, policy director for NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, doesn't blame the government for the ensuing bumpiness.
An example of its bumpiness comes early in the prologue when the authors state that in World War II "about half the U.
Our explanation for the links among liberalization, bumpiness, and growth is based on the fact that countries like Mexico have severe contract enforceability problems.
But even city managers who believe the system will work over the long term question the bumpiness of the start-up.