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halving

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The process of adjusting magnetic compass correctors so as to remove half of the deviation on the opposite cardinal or adjacent intercardinal headings to those on which adjustment was originally made when all deviation was removed; this action is taken to equalize the error on opposite headings.

halving

The cutting away of two wood members at their ends, each to half its thickness; when the two cut surfaces are placed together, a lap joint or half-lap joint is obtained.
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The target of halving the proportion of people in extreme poverty is within reach, but mainly because of economic progress in China and India.
An example of lesson topics addressing half and halving is shown in Figure 4.
To offer users different ways of viewing the video, Web content developers can now provide the choice of doubling or halving the screen size of the video without changing the original MPEG file or providing looping of playing of the video file.
But Lancashire totally dominated the afternoon singles also, restricting Cumbria to the minor consolation of halving two matches and winning one.
Dave Ramsay, Johnny Hall and Dave Rawlinson won for the home side in the handicap section, but wins for the Muni's Kevin Mannering and Gary Bell, with Adam Murphy dropping his first point in six games, halving with Craig Wren, left the Muni with five handicap points to seven for Barnard Castle, making the match score 18-6 to Barnard Castle.
Denbighshire fought back in the early afternoon singles, Torrence, Durkin and Bostock all winning and Evans halving his match to cut the deficit to half a point, but Flintshire finished strongly with David Williams, Alex Bradbrook and Karl Lurz winning and Zazzi halving with Denbighshire captain Iain Hayes to share the singles 4-4 and win the mach 8-4.
Oliver Mottram (Dewstow), Craig Melding (Neath) and Delon Hau (Vale of Glamorgan) with Jackson halving his match.
5 at Rhosneigr, winning two and halving one of the foursomes and then winning four and halving two of the singles.