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1. Mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
2. (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son

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Choose the best type of visual aid for your purpose and circumstance.
Do a last minute check on equipment: can you use the microphone, the projector, are your visual aids visible?
Presenters using visual aids experience 400% higher information retention .
In quick summary, then, our examination of the strategies that students use when learning and studying textbook materials that contain visual aids shows that the predominant text-based strategy is to repeat information in their own words (irrespective of discipline and grade) with the younger students attempting to use their text-based strategies (especially repeat) to process the visual aid information.
Although many speakers are tempted to overuse visual aids, especially because they are so easy to create (even at professional quality levels, given today's software packages), visual aids generally should be used only for the following purposes.
Maintain eye contact with the audience even as you use the visual aid.
Business trainers are increasingly using visual aids in their presentations as a means to bring their message across more clearly and involve the participants more directly in the training process.
Do</p> <pre> Make sure each visual aid or combination of aids is the best for the job.
In addition to See-Thru CPR, the R Series offers a visual aid known as the CPR Index[TM] that allows clinicians to see how well they are performing the rate and depth of chest compressions in real time.
In turn, agents become frustrated trying to walk the customer through an online process without a visual aid.
His name is "Jake the Snake" and he was apparently sleeping peacefully in a well-secured bag under the unsuspecting visitor's chair in Norris' office, a visual aid for a presentation earlier in the day to a group of doctors about the dangers of spring.
The OV7950 image sensor is particularly well suited to automotive applications because it features a dual dynamic overlay function allowing for both a dynamic and a static visual aid layer (text or graphics) within the image.