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spread

1. Informal the wingspan of an aircraft
2. a covering for a table or bed

spread

[spred]
(engineering)
The layout of geophone groups from which data from a single shot are recorded simultaneously.
(statistics)
The range within which the values of a variable quantity occur.
(electronics)

spread

Of air supplied by a air diffuser in an air-conditioned space, the divergence of the airstream after it leaves the outlet.
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With a hard rubber surface, the depth of the grooves can be increased for greater air flow and consequently increased spreading action.
We conclude that kriging maps can indicate the spreading mode and velocity in conjunction with the extent of antigenic change of A/H3N2.
Board member Betterley called the sewage plant's present spreading practice ``simply horrible.
Sludge spreading has been controversial in the Antelope Valley since the 1980s, with local environmentalists fearing that it could carry harmful bacteria, viruses and industrial wastes.
With the rapid growth of the Internet, viruses are spreading even more rapidly.
By accurately identifying and blocking attacks at the source, ForeScout allows companies to be confident that worms and other threats will be stopped automatically from spreading, without requiring constant monitoring, signatures or updates.
noted that the highland belt appears to share many similarities with the seafloor spreading ridges that cross Earth's ocean basins.
On June 1st the worm increased its spreading and has now been reported already in 84 countries.
State water quality officials are considering rescinding a cease and desist order that stopped a Redlands company from spreading sewer sludge on farmland in the Antelope Valley.
For nearly 30 years, geologists have studied seafloor spreading, the volcanic process that creates the deep ocean floor.
It has been programmed to stop spreading on the 31st of May, 2003 -- roughly in two weeks time.
Keep in mind that bar cookies are usually the quickest and easiest of all cookies to make because all that's involved is preparing the dough, spreading it in a pan, baking it and cutting as desired.