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release

1. Law the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc., in favour of someone else
2. a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
3. 
a. the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
b. the moment at which this valve opens
4. the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
5. the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera

release

[ri′lēs]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical arrangment of parts for holding or freeing a device or mechanism as required.

release

i. The release of fuel tanks or any object from an aircraft.
ii. In air armament, the intentional separation of a free-fall aircraft store from its suspension equipment.

release

(programming)
(Or "released version", "baseline") A version of a piece of software which has been made public (as opposed to a version that is in development, or otherwise unreleased).

A release is either a major release, a revision, or a bugfix.

Pre-release versions may be called alpha test, or beta test versions.

See change management.
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1year ranking: MFR 3star (previous June 30, 2014: 3star) 3year wt.
The avoidance of the MFR test for the filled materials is related to last month's column.
Certified FHR and EF Ratings HPWH Operating Energy First Hour Rating Tested Mode* Factor (Gallons/Liters) Hybrid 2.33 68/258 Mfr A Efficiency 2.40 51/194 All 0.88 66/251 Resistance Mfr B Hybrid 2.35 63/239 Hybrid Not 73/277 reported Mfr C Efficiency 2.0 67/255 * Modes without published information are not listed.
MFR systems are a potential solution to this problem because they are intended to link strategic planning to resource allocation and to consider both in measuring public performance.
However, new legislation expected to replace MFR in two or three years could force businesses to fund their scheme to 130 per cent or more of the old MFR if they wish to wind up the scheme.
MFR comes in two flavors, represented by two implementation agreements, which were ratified by the Frame Relay Forum in 1999.
The MFR and MLPPP protocols divide data packets into fragments and then transport them over each of the separate T1 or fractional T1 lines in the bundle.
MFR tests performed on samples taken from various points along this time line would produce very different impressions of the condition of the polymer.
But while the Treasury has said that the review, headed by Paul Myners, chairman of fund management group Gartmore, into institutional investment will issue an interim report regarding the MFR to coincide with the pre-budget report, others aren't so sure.
Resistor, MFR 47 E 0.50 W 1%, 50 PPM Resistor, MFR 39 E 2 0.25 W 1%, 50 PPM Resistor, MFR 82 E 0.50 W 1%.
Lakson Asset Allocation Emerging Markets: MFR 1-Star (Previous - June 30, 2014: MFR 1-Star) Peer Group of International ETFs: Shares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, Lyxor MSCI Emerging Market MSCI Emerging Market ETF, Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs.
If a certification is provided with each lot of material, one of the few properties that is likely to be listed is the MFR for that lot, along with a minimum and maximum specification value.