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countdown

[′kau̇nt‚dau̇n]
(aerospace engineering)
The process in the engineering definition, used in leading up to the launch of a large or complicated rocket vehicle, or in leading up to a captive test, a readiness firing, a mock firing, or other firing test.
The act of counting inversely during this process.
(communications)
The ratio of the number of interrogation pulses not answered by a transponder to the total number received.
(engineering)
A step-by-step process that culminates in a climatic event, each step being performed in accordance with a schedule marked by a count in inverse numerical order.
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TIME'S UP: Jeff Stelling, pictured on the Countdown set with fellow host Rachel Riley, above, and former host Richard Whiteley, left, who died in 2005
Chris also solved a Rubik's Cube in just 20 seconds on his first Countdown appearance.
Carol was enormously fond of Richard and life on Countdown was never quite the same once he'd gone.
Countdown executives will no doubt be hoping that he finds it far more comfortable than Des Lynam ever did.
To inquire about listing properties on Countdown To Buy's online marketplace please call 1-877-4321-BUY or email info@countdowntobuy.
In December 2009, Countdown To Buy launched its online real estate marketplace that allows qualified home buyers to purchase traditional, foreclosure and short-sale properties through an offer management platform that automatically reduces the price 1% per day until an offer meets or exceeds the daily price.
Adam Holvey helps to switch on the countdown clock.
He said: "Carol has been a really big star for Countdown and the channel.
Tv veteran Des O'Connor has been confirmed as the new host of quiz show Countdown.
Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to go to Yorkshire Television in Leeds and watch Countdown being filmed with the one and only, student-hero, Richard Whiteley.
PAUL O'Grady was offered the job of hosting Countdown - but turned it down because he finds the show boring.
COUNTDOWN is set to return to TV screens with a new presenter.