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To remove structural information, especially to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat ASCII. "This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form."
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Normally, the addition of the larger oculars, additional HD objectives, and additional Field Flattener Lenses, would make the instrument heavier.
Table 2--Extender Pigment Characteristics Pigment Gloss Oil Hardness Properties Reduction Absorption Calcium Low Low Medium General filler with high carbonate pH Talc High High Soft Inexpensive platy flattener, very soft Clay Medium High Medium General purpose filler Barium Low Low Medium General purpose filler sulphate - with high density barytes Mica Medium Medium Medium In exterior paints will lower water penetration Alumina Low Low Medium Spacer and stain resistance Ceramic Low Low Hard Abrasion resistance, microspheres opaque Silica Medium Medium Hard Good clarity and hardness Fumed silica High High Hard Flattener with anti-sag/settle Nepheline Low Low Medium Good general filler syenite
The EL 42 uses new field flattener lenses to create a true image and super bright image resolution all the way to the very edge of the field of view without any edge distortion.
The renowned economist Kenneth Arrow is a knowledge flattener and man of the Left.
Using field flattener lens, which helps to create a true image, for the first time it is possible to produce diamond-bright image resolution right up to the very edge of the field of view ensuring the finest detail without any edge distortion.
And so with Y2K bearing down on us," Friedman wrote in his book, "America and India started dating, and that relationship be came a huge flattener, because it demonstrated to so many different businesses that the combination of the PC, the Internet, and fiber-optic cable had created the possibility of a whole new form of collaboration and horizontal value creation: outsourcing.
In The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman cited the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, as Flattener No.
spuria are lengthener (~15 cm), flattener, green colored, and become greenish-yellow when they mature.
They include an ear flattener and a nose shaper, a cheque protector, music hall clacker to show disappointment at bad performances and a clockwork burglar alarm.
West started MAC in 1971 with partners Robert Flanagan and Norman Kramer, helping to introduce the concept of a mobile auto flattener to the scrap industry.
The one flattener that is most related to our profession is in-forming, which refers to Google, Yahoo