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A removable plate designed to hold other parts in place or act as a bearing or wear surface.
A temporary support at the face to prevent coal from falling before the cut is complete, either by hand or by machine.
A prop put in the holing of a seam while being undercut.
A piece of metal often used in the same hole with a wedge-shaped key for holding pieces together.
1. A steel strap used to clasp two members together.
2. Same as gib or jib door.
A backseat pilot or navigator in a two-seat tandem aircraft. Also called GIB, or guy in back.
NIST binaryIn 1995, the National Institute of Standards & Technology defined a new standard for designating binary numbers in order to eliminate ambiguity. For example, one megabyte can mean 1,000,000 (106) bytes or 1,048,576 (220) bytes, which is the true binary value.
The traditional kilo, mega, etc. designations were changed to kibi, mebi, etc. The first two letters of the word were retained followed with "bi" for binary (see table below).
Will It Catch On?
After decades, NIST measurements are not mainstream but are used to avoid ambiguity. See binary values.
BITS in:Decimal NIST Binary kilobit (Kb) kibibit (Kib) megabit (Mb) mebibit (Mib) gigabit (Gb) gibibit (Gib) terabit (Tb) tebibit (Tib) petabit (Tb) pebibit (Pib) exabit (Eb) exbibit (Eib) zettabit (Zb) zebibit (Zib) yottabit (Yb) yobibit (Yib) BYTES in:Decimal NIST Binary kilobyte (KB) kibibyte (KiB) megabyte (MB) mebibyte (MiB) gigabyte (GB) gibibyte (GiB) terabyte (TB) tebibyte (TiB) petabyte (TB) pebibyte (PiB) exabyte (EB) exbibyte (EiB) zettabyte (ZB) zebibyte (ZiB) yottabyte (YB) yobibyte (YiB)