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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Stelling is great at telling us the scores with a smile on his face, which is all the Countdown host has to do.
As a special treat, museum members get in early and have a private countdown at 9:55 a.m.
We also want order, and countdowns obviously give us order.
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