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sink

1. an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects
2. Physics a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system
3. Informal (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement

sink

[siŋk]
(communications)
Equipment at the end of a communications channel that receives signals and may perform other functions such as error detection.
(electromagnetism)
The region of a Rieke diagram where the rate of change of frequency with respect to phase of the reflection coefficient is maximum for an oscillator; operation in this region may lead to unsatisfactory performance by reason of cessation or instability of oscillations.
(geology)
A circular or ellipsoidal depression formed by collapse on the flank of or near to a volcano.
A slight, low-lying desert depression containing a central playa or saline lake with no outlet, as where a desert stream comes to an end or disappears by evaporation.
(mining engineering)
To excavate strata downward in a vertical line for the purpose of winning and working minerals.
To drill or put down a shaft or borehole.
(physics)
A device or system where some extensive entity is absorbed, such as a heat sink, a sink flow, a load in an electrical circuit, or a region in a nuclear reactor where neutrons are strongly absorbed.

sink

A plumbing fixture usually consisting of a basin with a water supply, connected with a drain.

sink

A device or place that accepts something. See heat sink, data sink and sink device.
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In order to develop the manufacturing method, Sapa conducted a study comparing Sapa's NATC designed FSW heat sink to a traditional heat sink with bonded fins.
All three methods direct water away from the open sink bowl and down the drain.
My next home had a galley kitchen with the sink in the middle.
The ATS-405 active heat sink includes an integral fan to enhance cooling performance where minimum airflow is available.
With ultra-modern machinery, it produces more than 500,000 sink units per year for the domestic and international kitchen markets.
25 mm thick, making the transition from sink to countertop appear seamless, a statement said.
Conventional cooling electronics normally used impinging jet with heat sink showing superiority in terms of unit price, weight and reliability.
In time you will develop a feel for which sink rate is best.
When you squeeze the soda bottle, the fish should sink to the bottom of the bottle When you release your grip, the fish should float back to the top of the bottle.
A new way to predict the occurrence and severity of sink marks while the part is still in the mold was developed by Oliver Lingk, an engineer in the IKV Dept.
It isn't easy, towing a dead whale out to sea and trying to sink it to the bottom of the ocean.
And, despite much effort, he'd never managed to sink a whale carcass.