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decouple

[dē′kəp·əl]
(engineering)
To minimize or eliminate airborne shock waves of a nuclear or other explosion by placing the explosives deep under the ground.
To minimize the seismic effect of an underground explosion by setting it off in the center of an underground cavity.
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As can be seen on Table 3, on one side, nations with high income levels have been able to strongly decouple carbon territorial emissions from production (69% of high income nations belonging to OECD), but this was not the case of low income nations (58% of them have increase greenhouse gases emissions more that GDP).
Therefore, the key point to decouple the condenser fouling fault from other faults is to eliminate the influence of the refrigerant charge fault on APPR.
Another strong example comes from California, where they have managed to decouple GDP from the typically rising electricity demand.
By stringing together a series of such sports halls, it might be possible to excavate a cavern large enough to fully decouple a 10-kiloton nuclear explosion from its normal seismic signature, Leith says.
In one of the earliest contributions to the development of what is now known as institutional theory, Meyer and Rowan (1977) proposed that while organizations often adopt formal policies, plans, and programs that display conformity to socially sanctioned purposes, they may also decouple these formal structures from actual, ongoing practices in the organization to buffer internal routines from external uncertainties, thus enhancing flexibility while still maintaining legitimacy with important external constituents.
The design procedure involved a rigorous analysis of the decoupling network with the ability to decouple asymmetric antennas if required.
In order to reduce the risk of losing tax revenues, several states have introduced legislation that would decouple the state tax laws from the bonus depreciation and the five-year NOL carryback.
The characteristic dimension of a decoupled explosion, on the other hand, is typically much shorter; a cavity designed to decouple a 1 KT explosion would have walls that move elastically, without deforming, at only 25 meters from the explosion.
Up to 28 trailers will be able to decouple at the facility, which is beside the compliance interception site on Townsville Port Access Road, Ms ORourke.
For cotton, Ministers agreed to decouple 65% of payments with 35% kept as a per hectare payment.
Web services today typically decouple the person who authorizes or requests a transaction from the Web services transaction.