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In the lumber industry, abbr. for pattern.


As applied to a specimen of neat cement paste, a sample about 3 in. (7.6 cm) in diameter and ½ in. (1.3 cm) in thickness at the center and tapering to a thin edge; applied on a flat glass plate to determine the setting time.
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(Port Address Translation) The most common way network address translation is implemented (see NAT). Also called "NAT overloading," "network address port translation" (NAPT) and "NAT/PAT."

PAT assigns a different TCP port number to each client session with a server on the Internet. When responses come back from that server, the source port number becomes the destination port number and determines which user to route the packets to. It also validates that the incoming packets were indeed requested. See NAT traversal, UDP hole punching, private IP address, RSIP and proxy server.

By using a different port number for each user, the NAT device knows which client PC to route the incoming packets to. See TCP/IP port.
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The PAT has also sought reorganization of police to protect life and property of citizens, and check heinous as well as street crime.
PNSC earnings surge 61pc: Pakistan National Shipping Company (PNSC) recorded PAT at Rs1.40bn and EPS of Rs10.62 for 9MFY19, soaring by 60.55pc year-on-year over earnings of Rs872m and EPS Rs6.60.
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country.
Dave Ellis, Wrexham coach and past committee member said: "Pat took on the secretary role at the suggestion of Kieth Pope.
On September 26, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had dismissed an appeal filed by PAT.
Imran Khan's visit would be the second high-profile political meeting, though Khan had already announced support for PAT in its future campaigns.
He said: "The thing that was special about Pat was that she was loved by everyone in New Brighton.
The saucy seaside snap of Pat became an iconic image on posters and greetings cards.
Widowed Pat wrote her autobiography which was titled The Girl In The Spotty Dress.
Best known for their tees and sweatshirts with boldface text in overwhelmingly neutral palettes, the duo behind Proudrace, Rik Rasos and Pat Mosby, possess a low-key style that reflects their brand's aesthetics: plenty of black and white, sneakers, and the art of not trying too hard.
This year marks the centenary of Pat Shaw (1917-77), composer and collector, and this article describes the Pat Shaw Archive now at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.