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gib

[gib]
(engineering)
A removable plate designed to hold other parts in place or act as a bearing or wear surface.
(mining engineering)
A temporary support at the face to prevent coal from falling before the cut is complete, either by hand or by machine.
A prop put in the holing of a seam while being undercut.
A piece of metal often used in the same hole with a wedge-shaped key for holding pieces together.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gib

1. A steel strap used to clasp two members together.
2. Same as gib or jib door.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bear

A backseat pilot or navigator in a two-seat tandem aircraft. Also called GIB, or guy in back.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

NIST binary

In 1995, the National Institute of Standards & Technology defined a new standard for designating binary numbers in order to eliminate ambiguity. For example, one megabyte can mean 1,000,000 (106) bytes or 1,048,576 (220) bytes, which is the true binary value.

The traditional kilo, mega, etc. designations were changed to kibi, mebi, etc. The first two letters of the word were retained followed with "bi" for binary (see table below).

Will It Catch On?
After decades, NIST measurements are not mainstream but are used to avoid ambiguity. See binary values.

BITS in:Decimal         NIST Binary

 kilobit (Kb)    kibibit (Kib)

 megabit (Mb)    mebibit (Mib)

 gigabit (Gb)    gibibit (Gib)

 terabit (Tb)    tebibit (Tib)

 petabit (Tb)    pebibit (Pib)

 exabit  (Eb)    exbibit (Eib)

 zettabit (Zb)   zebibit (Zib)

 yottabit (Yb)   yobibit (Yib)


 BYTES in:Decimal         NIST Binary

 kilobyte (KB)   kibibyte (KiB)

 megabyte (MB)   mebibyte (MiB)

 gigabyte (GB)   gibibyte (GiB)

 terabyte (TB)   tebibyte (TiB)

 petabyte (TB)   pebibyte (PiB)

 exabyte  (EB)   exbibyte (EiB)

 zettabyte (ZB)  zebibyte (ZiB)

 yottabyte (YB)  yobibyte (YiB)
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Now that you have a general picture of the construction of gibs and what is used to set them, let's discuss some precautionary checks that should be carried out prior to gib adjustment.
Dr Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulgader, Chairman of GIB, said: "We are proud to have been granted an approval for the establishment of Gulf International Bank - Saudi Arabia, an important milestone for the Bank, thanks to the support of our partners, shareholders, management team and staff.
Uygulanan her intravitreal enjeksiyon sonrasinda, GIB'de belirgin bir artis potansiyeli bulundugu vurgulanmaktadir.
Last December, World Finance magazine named GIB as the 'Best GCC Bonds Issuer in 2010'.
GIB Capital will seek to attract qualified investors through its offices in London and New York to invest in Saudi Arabia.
During the 12-month review period for the EMEA Finance awards, GIB Capital completed over $17 billion in capital market transactions including sovereign issuances for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.
Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulgader, Chairman of GIB, said: "We are proud to have been granted an approval for the establishment of Gulf International Bank -- Saudi Arabia, an important milestone for the Bank, thanks to the support of our partners, shareholders, management team and staff.
Hari said: "The changes we have been seeing in the regional landscape provide GIB with several good opportunities for growth.
25 November 2011 -- GIB Capital has been engaged to help with the IPO through which US private equity firm Carlyle Group plans to shed its shareholding in Saudi lighting fixtures maker General Lighting Company, Reuters reported, citing sources in the know.
The multi-strategy, absolute-return fund, would target undervalued emerging market opportunities and focus on fixed income credit, 'while also providing equity and currency enhancement,' GIB UK said.