bumpiness


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bumpiness

[′bəm·pē·nəs]
(aerospace engineering)
An atmospheric condition causing aircraft to experience sudden vertical jolts.
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They also want to answer a more fundamental question: What is it about the stiffness of fibroblasts and the bumpiness of the layer they form that is so important in nurturing stem cell colonies?
The upshot is that Putin's return could and probably will mean more bumpiness in the U.
In contrast to the case of the Ratthapala-sutta, where these elements suit the narrative progression well, in the case of the Sudinna account it seems as if a combination of textual pieces of differing provenance has created some degree of bumpiness in the progression of the tale.
We do as much as we can physically but you can't train for the bumpiness of the circuit, so it's tough for us.
His shifts between past, future, and progressive tenses are almost as seamless, but their occasional bumpiness and the author's habit of mixing metaphors sometimes distract.
All series show a clear decline during 2009, with some bumpiness in the growth rate graphs in the middle of the figure.
Learning benefitted in some cases from bumpiness in middle epochs of the leveling trend, evidence of idiosyncratic association building (Mitchell 1997).
A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the U.
All this bumpiness certainly makes sport of medium-specificity (the paintings are "a critique of idealistic modernism," Halley pointed out, with some understatement, in the same 1982 text).
A detected bumpiness in the folders noticed by the inspectors while examining the package through the inspection and x-ray machines triggered their suspicion.