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countdown

[′kau̇nt‚dau̇n]
(aerospace engineering)
The process in the engineering definition, used in leading up to the launch of a large or complicated rocket vehicle, or in leading up to a captive test, a readiness firing, a mock firing, or other firing test.
The act of counting inversely during this process.
(communications)
The ratio of the number of interrogation pulses not answered by a transponder to the total number received.
(engineering)
A step-by-step process that culminates in a climatic event, each step being performed in accordance with a schedule marked by a count in inverse numerical order.
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They joined Cllr Liam Robinson, the chairman of Merseytravel, to unveil the Cunard countdown clock in the Mersey Ferry terminal at Liverpool's Pier Head.
"The use of the countdown clock is an effective means of highlighting the urgent need for more organ donors each and every single day as a means of saving lives.
To count the time left to the date of opening of the Dilijan International School of Armenia, a countdown clock will
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The countdown clock was stopped barely 74 minutes before the scheduled lift-off for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) fitted with a cryogenic engine made in India.
The company had put up a countdown clock with a fast forward button.
Manama-Feb28-(BNA) British Ambassador Iain Lindsay today hosted a reception party in honour of Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, as the countdown clock started ticking for the London Olympic Games 2012.
Once the app is downloaded and the user is logged in the app will have a personalised homescreen which shows a countdown clock to their next booked flight in one of five European languages.
British embassy Charge d'Affaires Claire Evans (third left) and other officials with the new countdown clock, at the reception to mark one year to go until the London Olympics in 2012 With only a year to go until the curtains go up on London 2012 Olympic Games, the British embassy in Doha hosted a reception to mark the milestone in the countdown to the major sporting event.
Champion rowers Pete Reed and Andy Hodge and sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson pulled away the covers of a giant countdown clock in London's Trafalgar Square which showed they now have 500 days to be ready to defend their Olympic titles at London 2012.
The charger has a large LCD screen with a countdown clock showing the remaining charging time and a fuel gauge indicating the current level of power.