clear

(redirected from clearer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

clear

1. emptied of freight or cargo
2. (of timber) having a smooth, unblemished surface
3. Showjumping (of a round) ridden without any fences being knocked down or any points being lost

clear

[klir]
(computer science)
To restore a storage device, memory device, or binary stage to a prescribed state, usually that denoting zero. Also known as reset.
A function key on calculators, to delete an entire problem or just the last keyboard entry.
(meteorology)
After United States weather observing practice, the state of the sky when it is cloudless or when the sky cover is less than 0.1 (to the nearest tenth).
To change from a stormy or cloudy weather condition to one of no precipitation and decreased cloudiness.
(navigation)
In marine navigation, to leave or pass safely, as to clear port or clear a shoal.
(ordnance)
To give a person a security clearance.
To operate a gun so as to unload it or make certain no ammunition remains; to free a gun of stoppages.

clear

The net distance, free from interruption, between any two surfaces or areas.

clear

i. In air traffic control, it means permitted to take off or land, cleared to carry out other maneuvers, or cleared to proceed under specified conditions. The activity the pilot is cleared to perform is either suffixed to the word clear, as in “clear to take off,” or it is in response to the request by the pilot as when “Permission to take off?” is answered by an air traffic controller's “Clear.”
ii. To rectify stoppage in an automatic weapon. Also to ensure its serviceability as in “clearing guns” (by firing a small burst into the air).
iii. Authorized to carry out any task as in “Clear to alter height” or “Clear to fly radial.”
iv. The area around the aircraft is clear for aircraft starting.
v. In reference to the sky, it is devoid of any clouds as in “clear sky.” The aircraft may also be in between layers but in VMC (visual meteorological conditions). Also means, “A portion of the sky is free or relatively free of clouds.”
vi. To check nearby airspace for safe airwork or maneuvering of aircraft.
vii. To clear an engine. To open the throttle of an idling reciprocating engine in flight to free it from carbon and/or an overrich mixture.
viii. To clear the air, meaning to gain a favorable air situation in a given sector.
ix. To authorize hardware as fit for use.
x. To fly over an obstacle without touching it (i.e., clear of obstacles).

CLEAR

(language)
A specification language based on initial algebras.

["An Informal Introduction to Specification Using CLEAR", R.M. Burstall in The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, R.S. Boyer et al eds, Academic Press 1981, pp. 185-213].
References in periodicals archive ?
But it will give those responsible for the cuts a clearer idea of who wants to go and who wants to stay - and it could mean that compulsory job losses are far fewer than was first feared.
on Tuesday unveiled a new touch-screen Walkman X-series with a 3-inch clearer organic light-emitting diode display as it seeks to regain dominance in a market now controlled by Apple Computer Inc.
Schools can request a Water Made Clearer CD-Rom by e-mailing education@nwl.
While their overall footprint will be much smaller in the future, they can be successful in key segments if they get clearer about where and how to compete with weapons other than value pricing.
Nine out of ten wanted clearer and more standardised nutritional information, and food safety, labelling, packaging and traceability concerns were said to be at the forefront of consumer concerns.
To the east, in the Caribbean, waters flow clearer and multicolored reefs thrive in the brighter environment.
Additionally the pages have been redesigned for clearer visibility of product information, including attribute tables and clearer pricing, all of which improves the ability to choose the right product.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-3 August 2004-Finnish consumer ombudsman wants clearer mobile phone advertisements - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-3 August 2004-Finnish consumer ombudsman wants clearer mobile phone advertisements - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
By the end, what would look like a ransom note to most people, Schwab says, was much clearer to him.
In contrast to analog, digital offers more safety and security to tenants with its ability to provide a clearer and more secure image over longer ranges.