relative quickness

relative quickness

[′rel·əd·iv ′kwik·nəs]
(ordnance)
Ratio of the quickness of a test propellant to the quickness of a standard propellant, measured at the same initial temperature and loading density in the same closed chamber.
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Microsoft would like more people to use EMET, but given the few zero-days and relative quickness to patch things, the need for EMET seems to be reduced.
Of course, the relative quickness with which the Saddam Hussein regime fell demonstrated that the administration, in this and similar statements, had greatly overstated the threat.
Navy spokesmen have been quoted as saying that this was highly improbably based on the relative quickness and agility of the fighter jets compared with unarmed, radar-laden EP-3.
In using such jargon, "-burning" is said to refer to the Relative Quickness (RQ) of the powder being discussed, and RQ is a scientific concept describing the rate at which a burning gun-powder yields its latent energy to some other powder being used as a reference standard.
Unfortunately, there is no universal relative quickness scale on which all powders of all manufacturers can be accurately related to each other in this manner.
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