column formation


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column formation

[′käl·əm fȯr′mā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
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Uninjured ants then hoist up the wounded and carry them, as well as the dead termites, back to the nest in the same column formation, sometimes as far as about 165 feet (50 meters).
Results obtained from the new-born clavicle's sternal or medial end evidenced an immature physis, histologically disorganized without column formation, comparable to the results obtained from the acromial end (Figure 8).
The Morning Glory floor lamp (1994) renders a sea anemone shape in silk over a metal frame, while the Taltal felt lamp, introduced at Ventura Lambrate in 2010, recalls a Portuguese man-of-war army in column formation.
For the first mile the quintet raced in column formation, providing an unusual sight as, one by one, they came over the hill and into view at the top of the straight.
The versatile electron-beam evaporation system can be programmed to minimize tunneling, column formation, and film defects.