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tip

1
1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
2. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

tip

2
a glancing hit in cricket

tip

[tip]
(design engineering)
A piece of material secured to and differing from a cutter tooth or blade.
(electricity)
The contacting part at the end of a phone plug.
(electronics)
A small protuberance on the envelope of an electron tube, resulting from the closing of the envelope after evacuation.

TIP

tip

i. The extremities of airfoils, such as in wing tips.
ii. The angle of rotation of a reconnaissance camera about an aircraft transverse axis. Also called pitch.

TIP

(1)
Texas Instruments Pascal.

TIP

(2)
A Unix program for interactive communication via serial lines.

Unix manual page: tip(1).

TIP

(Trouble In Paradise) A freeware program from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com) that checks the health of Zip and Jaz drives. See click of death. See also tip and ring.
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SMEs should look at IP as a means to tip the balance in their favour, allowing communications to work for them, not against them," said Gustaf Karling, Managing Director for DGC Communications.
It's our way of helping to tip the balance in favour of short term survival leading to long term success.
There has been little to separate the pair over the past few seasons but United's defensive deficiences tip the balance in favour of the home side.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar takes his place in the Schalke squad after overcoming a minor injury and his link up with classy Spanish forward Raul could tip the balance against Hertha, whose loose defending has been reflected by their failure to keep a clean sheet in the last five matches.
Darren Lacey 21-4 was again the night's star performer with team-mates David Jones and Dave Dickie Jones both adding 21-12 cards to tip the balance as undefeated captain Paul Walley 21-12, Berwyn Williams 21-17 and Andy Jones 21-17 took Rhyl close.
Baskets from LaTaryl Williams and Lekan Popoola, whose tight defence on Sam Bradley helped tip the balance their way, made it 74-71 before Lijah Perkins was fouled.
They are wary of picking someone who could tip the balance of power.
One in 10 Labour voters staying at home could tip the balance.
Garry Shephard is still absent with a knee injury but Danny Carter is likely to continue in midfield as Relish continues to look for the device that will tip the balance back in Merthyr's favour.
Chelsea want to sign the Brazilian star in the summer and hope the German side's admiration of Forssell will tip the balance.
Given the current economic climate and the tight margins in the industry, these claims could tip the balance for many restaurants between profitability and bankruptcy," he said.
But Old Eds struck twice in the space of ten minutes, fly-half Tim Whitehouse crossing between the posts for Tim Bates to add the conversion to his earlier penalty before replacement wing Martin Perry added a second try, and although Smitham put over another penalty in the closing minutes it was too late to tip the balance their way.