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clear

1. emptied of freight or cargo
2. (of timber) having a smooth, unblemished surface
3. Showjumping (of a round) ridden without any fences being knocked down or any points being lost

clear

[klir]
(computer science)
To restore a storage device, memory device, or binary stage to a prescribed state, usually that denoting zero. Also known as reset.
A function key on calculators, to delete an entire problem or just the last keyboard entry.
(meteorology)
After United States weather observing practice, the state of the sky when it is cloudless or when the sky cover is less than 0.1 (to the nearest tenth).
To change from a stormy or cloudy weather condition to one of no precipitation and decreased cloudiness.
(navigation)
In marine navigation, to leave or pass safely, as to clear port or clear a shoal.
(ordnance)
To give a person a security clearance.
To operate a gun so as to unload it or make certain no ammunition remains; to free a gun of stoppages.

clear

The net distance, free from interruption, between any two surfaces or areas.

clear

i. In air traffic control, it means permitted to take off or land, cleared to carry out other maneuvers, or cleared to proceed under specified conditions. The activity the pilot is cleared to perform is either suffixed to the word clear, as in “clear to take off,” or it is in response to the request by the pilot as when “Permission to take off?” is answered by an air traffic controller's “Clear.”
ii. To rectify stoppage in an automatic weapon. Also to ensure its serviceability as in “clearing guns” (by firing a small burst into the air).
iii. Authorized to carry out any task as in “Clear to alter height” or “Clear to fly radial.”
iv. The area around the aircraft is clear for aircraft starting.
v. In reference to the sky, it is devoid of any clouds as in “clear sky.” The aircraft may also be in between layers but in VMC (visual meteorological conditions). Also means, “A portion of the sky is free or relatively free of clouds.”
vi. To check nearby airspace for safe airwork or maneuvering of aircraft.
vii. To clear an engine. To open the throttle of an idling reciprocating engine in flight to free it from carbon and/or an overrich mixture.
viii. To clear the air, meaning to gain a favorable air situation in a given sector.
ix. To authorize hardware as fit for use.
x. To fly over an obstacle without touching it (i.e., clear of obstacles).

CLEAR

(language)
A specification language based on initial algebras.

["An Informal Introduction to Specification Using CLEAR", R.M. Burstall in The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, R.S. Boyer et al eds, Academic Press 1981, pp. 185-213].
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As can be seen, the largest differences are for the international locations, specifically Hong Kong and Melbourne, where a clearness number of 1 was used with the ABC model in absence of better information.
A call to London got through in some three minutes and thanks to special coils which have been introduced, the voices carried with the ease and clearness which locals experience in talking to one another in the same building.
From the observation of clearness index and ratio of diffuse to global, we conclude that presence of clouds is very rare even in monsoon months.
Air-conditioning, ventilation and heating systems maintain the clearness of the air and temperature inside the facility.
The process, nonetheless, remains linked to the availability and clearness of land transport legislation; classification of freight agents; free good and container transport on roads; streamlined transport licenses; and clear definition of multifunctional transport in line with international accords with the aim to establish a transport sector able to provide competitive services, the paper noted.
The manuscripts presenting research findings possess less clearness, according to the reviewers, tan both those that deal with discussions arising from completed studies, and meta-research papers, which set out epistemological orientations and methods starting from which research is carried out in the field of education.
Despite the clearness and fluency of the language the complexity of the issue may render the comprehension of the Ukrainian question difficult.
That he called for unity rather than uniformity could be overlooked, also that in Scripture he had found mystery and lack of clearness in some matters immaterial to salvation, but definitely not articles of faith.
So for him to walk in the darkness in Germany near a railway line and have the clearness of thought and mind to throw himself before an oncoming train gives you an insight into what an awful illness depression is.
Obtaining Clearness Index for Solar Resource Using Homer Software
For the rest of the day and evening, we would discuss third things, which would start in the whole group and then continue in small groups and/or with individual thinking, writing, or creating in relation to the materials; prepare for Clearness Committee sessions where one person shared a tension related to his or her personal or professional life with a small group; and our last activity of the day would be participating in a Clearness Committee session.
More than ever, investors want to see clearness from companies they are investing in, and the IR professional has an important role to play within the market in ensuring high quality information is available to investors and analysts, to enable them to make investment decisions.