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ground return

[′grau̇nd ri‚tərn]
(electricity)
Use of the earth as the return path for a transmission line.
(electromagnetism)
An echo received from the ground by an airborne radar set.

ground return

i. The reflection from the ground as displayed and/or recorded as an image. This normally appears as clutter on a radarscope. See ground clutter.
ii. In a radio receiver, the direct electrical connection between a circuit or component and the chassis or the earth.
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Stepwise multiple regressions (canopy height, height of median energy, ground return ratio, and canopy return ratio) were performed to predict ground-based measures of stand structure from riparian canopy structure indices (LAI).
Local to the differential pairs, the circuit analysis assumption of an ideal global ground return path was very close to the structure of the design.
As we discussed earlier, the via discontinuity causes a detour in the ground return current path, where the loop that the current takes during its detour basically becomes an antenna.
Bath, seven points up after a first-leg victory over Colomiers, won the Recreation Ground return 26-17 thanks to tries by back-row forwards Andy Beattie and Scott Gray while prolific fly-half Olly Barkley booted 16 points.
By attaching the optional Ground Return Probe, the 8875 is then transformed into a sheath-to-ground fault locator.
Gavin Williams (ankle) remains sidelined and although striker Dean Bowditch is close to a training ground return following groin surgery, he will not be risked.
Last April, UPS expanded its offerings to accept UPS Ground Authorized Return Service(R) packages and other ground return services at its 40,000 drop box locations.
ATLANTA -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has begun accepting UPS Ground Authorized Return Service(R) packages and other ground return services at its 40,000 drop box locations.
THE venerable Spot Thedifference and Cheltenham Festival-winning stablemate Heads Onthe Ground return to action over hurdles at Galway this afternoon before they return to what they know best over the coming weeks, writes Brian Fleming.
And that could open the way for a shock County Ground return for Lou Macari, sacked by the club in 1989.