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cutoff

[′kət‚ȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
The shutting off of the propellant flow in a rocket, or the stopping of the combustion of the propellant.
(civil engineering)
A channel constructed to straighten a stream or to bypass large bends, thereby relieving an area normally subjected to flooding or channel erosion.
An impermeable wall, collar, or other structure placed beneath the base or within the abutments of a dam to prevent or reduce losses by seepage along otherwise smooth surfaces or through porous strata.
(electronics)
The minimum value of bias voltage, for a given combination of supply voltages, that just stops output current in an electron tube, transistor, or other active device.
(engineering)
A misfire in a round of shots because of severance of fuse owing to rock shear as adjacent charges explode.
The line on a plastic object formed by the meeting of the two halves of a compression mold. Also known as flash groove; pinch-off.
(geology)
A new, relatively short channel formed when a stream cuts through the neck of an oxbow or horseshoe bend.
(mechanical engineering)
The shutting off of the working fluid to an engine cylinder.
The time required for this process.
(mining engineering)
A quarryman's term for the direction along which the granite must be channeled, because it will not split.
The number of feet a bit may be used in a particular type of rock (as specified by the drill foreman).
Minimum percentage of mineral in an ore that can be mined profitably.
(physics)
Technique used when the contribution to the value of a physical quantity given by integration over a certain variable is absurd (in particular, when the contribution is infinite); involves cutting off the integral at some limit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cutoff

1. The prescribed elevation at which the top of a drive pile is cut.
2. A structure, such as a wall, intended to eliminate or reduce percolation through porous strata.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On Monday, another autonomous school in Gangwon Province, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, had its license renewed after getting 79.77 points, because Gangwon's cut-off was 70.
'The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting,' he said.
"The bridge would provide all-weather road communication to the area and government programmes can easily reach the doorsteps of cut-off villagers," said Niraj Kumar, project engineer of Royal Infra Company, Malkangiri.
The European parliament had also threatened to veto any withdrawal agreement that set the cut-off date earlier than March 29, 2019.
" The difference between the upper and lower limit in the cut-off was 15 per cent,a figure which is too high.
Body mass index had the maximum predictive value for insulin resistance followed by waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in males (p less than 0.0001), sensitivity and specificity being 68% and 62% respectively with cut-off value of 25.04kg/m2.
Gazpom cut-off date for 2012 dividends, dividend recommendation to come (we expect R5.88 per share with 4.5% yield).
- 26 metres averaging 2.95g/t gold (0.3g/t cut-off) including:
The report estimates a measured and indicated resource of 2,091,900 tonnes grading 6.74 g/t gold containing 453,189 ounces of gold, at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t gold.
In mining, the question of how to profitably determine which cut-off grade should be used to separate which material should be processed from that which should be sent to the waste dump has a direct bearing on tonnage of material mined, tonnage and average grade of material processed, and size of the mining operation, thereby impacting also on capital costs, operating costs, and environmental and socio-economic impacts.
Pressline has three patents pending for the technology, which, depending on current cut-off, is able to convert many presses to cut-offs between 14.5 and 15.75 inches, for operation in straight mode only.