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Condition of vapor overcapacity in a liquid-vapor-contact tower, in which rising vapor lifts or holds falling liquid.
The addition of inductance to a transmission line to improve its transmission characteristics throughout a given frequency band. Also known as electrical loading.
Buildup on a cutting tool of the material removed in cutting.
Filling the pores of a grinding wheel with material removed in the grinding process.
Placing material at the front or rear of a loudspeaker to change its acoustic impedance and thereby alter its radiation.
The relative concentration of particles in a flowing fluid.
In particular, the ratio of particle mass flow to fluid mass flow.
Filling of a die cavity with powdered metal.
Placing fuel in a nuclear reactor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.