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glint

[glint]
(electronics)
Pulse-to-pulse variation in amplitude of a reflected radar signal, owing to the reflection of the radar from a body that is rapidly changing its reflecting surface, for example, a spinning airplane propeller.
The use of this effect to degrade tracking or seeking functions of an enemy weapons system.
(optics)
A small region designed to strongly reflect light from a target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Glint

 

(Estonian glint; the word is of Scandinavian origin), a fault scarp of the plateau that runs along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea and on to Lake Ladoga. It is especially prominent in the Estonian SSR. It is composed of Cambrian clays and sandstones covered with Ordovician limestones, which form steep slopes and precipices up to 56 m in elevation (in the Estonian SSR).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

glint

A distorted radar signal that varies in amplitude from pulse to pulse. A glint is caused by a radar beam reflected by some rapidly moving object.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

GLINT

A legacy family of 2D and 3D processors from 3D Labs, Inc., a division of Creative Technology Ltd., Milpitas, CA (www.3dlabs.com) that were widely used in high-end graphics cards. 3D Labs' Wildcat Realizm technology followed the GLINT line, which supports high-level shading languages such as OpenGL and Microsoft's DirectX 9.
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This section takes the angle glint calculation of F18 as an example to analyze the influencing factors and compare the exact expression in (6) and approximate expression in (18).
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How had they lived among thieves born with singed wings and webbed teeth gifts and ornaments from the family pit raised above their beds as they swallowed a glint of whiskey out of the holster.
Acknowledging EU judges will have a role in enforcing agreements between Britain and 27 other countries would be a rare glint of honesty from the squabbling Tory Government, as it thrashes about in pursuit of a deal it is unable to define, let alone demand or deliver.
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Detecting water on Earth-like planets would offer the tantalizing prospect they could sustain life, and scientists hope the reflection of light, or "glint", from mirror-like ocean surfaces could be picked up by the upcoming generation of space telescopes.
The grass shines like a satin quilt With stitches earthy brown, Red berries glint in hedgerow's grasp Like jewels within a crown.
and watched the slice a little at the edge that glint that means