high-water mark


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high-water mark

a. the level reached by sea water at high tide or by other stretches of water in flood
b. the mark indicating this level

high-water mark

[¦hī ′wȯd·ər ‚mārk]
(computer science)
The maximum number of jobs that are in a queue awaiting execution by a large computer system during a specified period of observation.
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While the story of Selma is well known--and 1965 is rightly celebrated as a high-water mark of American liberty--1875 never makes the roll call of crucial years in the American story.
But by far the high-water mark of McGinley's career to date is "The Kids Are Alright," an exhibition of 23 of his photos currently on display at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art.
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While Woods exults that ``Shark'' represents a high-water mark in a career that won him two Prime-Time Emmys, a Daytime Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Oscar nominations, he concedes it comes at a bittersweet time.
In 1983, Blair--now married to another London barrister, Cherie Booth--was elected to Parliament at the high-water mark of Margaret Thatcher's dominance.
The high-water mark occurred in 2001 when 35 teams gained entry, just three more than this year.
The jobless rate also was reflected in Business Outlook Index, which climbed 5 points to 139, marking the fourth consecutive quarter that the index has increased, and surpassing the high-water mark set in the third quarter 2004.
The year, of course, was 1913 -- the high-water mark of what economic historians sometimes call the First Global Economy -- and over the decades that followed all of its certainties were lost.
To prevent this situation, the intelligent network subsystems on the SR325 monitor both traffic levels and CPU utilization, and when network traffic exceeds a preset high-water mark, the network interfaces actively throttle excess traffic while preserving bandwidth for secure traffic and management control.
8 percent but it hit a record $525,000, the second high-water mark in the year's first three months.