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deadbeat

Physics
a. (of a system) returning to an equilibrium position with little or no oscillation
b. (of an instrument or indicator) indicating a true reading without oscillation

deadbeat

[′ded‚bēt]
(mechanics)
Coming to rest without vibration or oscillation, as when the pointer of a meter moves to a new position without overshooting. Also known as deadbeat response.
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Female reporters from countries as different as Brazil and Belarus report that lack of career perspectives, long hours, and bad pay have driven them to look for work outside journalism.
Hubbell, who directed a military compensation study group, wrote in the group's 1967 report, "Modernizing Military Pay": "In the process of trying to convince others of how bad pay was so it could get raised--because that was the only way it could get raised in the absence of any accepted standard for what it ought to be--the military sold its own career members on how poorly paid they were.
As recently as last March the Police Federation claimed that poor morale, bad pay and damaging publicity was plunging the Met into a recruitment crisis with the Yard admitting it was 700 officers down on its target strength.
The old English proverb maintained, "Poor trust is dead, bad pay killed him.
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