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cycling:see bicycle racingbicycle racing
an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road. Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (.333 km) oval.
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A series of operations in petroleum refining or natural-gas processing in which the steps are repeated periodically in the same sequence.
A periodic change of the controlled variable from one value to another in an automatic control system.
An operation in which gas flowing from a gas reservoir is passed through a processing plant or separation system, with the gas remaining being returned to the reservoir. Also known as oscillation.
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