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countdown

[′kau̇nt‚dau̇n]
(aerospace engineering)
The process in the engineering definition, used in leading up to the launch of a large or complicated rocket vehicle, or in leading up to a captive test, a readiness firing, a mock firing, or other firing test.
The act of counting inversely during this process.
(communications)
The ratio of the number of interrogation pulses not answered by a transponder to the total number received.
(engineering)
A step-by-step process that culminates in a climatic event, each step being performed in accordance with a schedule marked by a count in inverse numerical order.
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But he said it was a "tough decision" because he enjoyed Countdown so much.
Viewers watched him solve his final countdown conundrum Allotrope in yesterday's final.
And nor was there any conflict between herself and the other Des, Des O'Connor, when Lynam quit Countdown, unhappy with the lengthy commuting he had to do between his home in Brighton and the studios in Leeds where the show is filmed.
In fact, at 75 he has no plans to slow down and as well as hosting Countdown he's said to be recording his 36th album and possibly taking part in a reality TV show.
The real estate market continues to undergo significant change and the foreclosure market has become the first place to look for many potential home buyers," commented Jim Hodson, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Countdown To Buy.
We are honored that Countdown To Buy was recognized alongside some of the best companies in the state by the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award committee, not only for vision and innovation but execution as well," commented Jim Hodson, Chief Executive Officer of Countdown To Buy.
Mayor Drummond said: "We are delighted that the young people from Orcel Sea Training were involved unveiling the countdown clock.
Stelling is great at telling us the scores with a smile on his face, which is all the Countdown host has to do.
I am upset for Carol, more than that, this is a person I have known for 26 years who started Countdown.
O'Connor, the show's third host, recently spent a day in the Countdown studios.
PAUL O'Grady was offered the job of hosting Countdown - but turned it down because he finds the show boring.
COUNTDOWN is set to return to TV screens with a new presenter.