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halving

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The process of adjusting magnetic compass correctors so as to remove half of the deviation on the opposite cardinal or adjacent intercardinal headings to those on which adjustment was originally made when all deviation was removed; this action is taken to equalize the error on opposite headings.

halving

The cutting away of two wood members at their ends, each to half its thickness; when the two cut surfaces are placed together, a lap joint or half-lap joint is obtained.
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"It (the halving) dampens supply so, all other things being equal, that puts upwards pressure on price," said Jeremy Millar, partner at London-based financial technology specialists Magister Advisors, who expects demand to continue to increase.
The target of halving the proportion of people in extreme poverty is within reach, but mainly because of economic progress in China and India.
An example of a topic plan for the first part of the table above, "What is a half and using halving," is shown in Figure 4.
But Lancashire totally dominated the afternoon singles also, restricting Cumbria to the minor consolation of halving two matches and winning one.
Dave Ramsay, Johnny Hall and Dave Rawlinson won for the home side in the handicap section, but wins for the Muni's Kevin Mannering and Gary Bell, with Adam Murphy dropping his first point in six games, halving with Craig Wren, left the Muni with five handicap points to seven for Barnard Castle, making the match score 18-6 to Barnard Castle.
Denbighshire fought back in the early afternoon singles, Torrence, Durkin and Bostock all winning and Evans halving his match to cut the deficit to half a point, but Flintshire finished strongly with David Williams, Alex Bradbrook and Karl Lurz winning and Zazzi halving with Denbighshire captain Iain Hayes to share the singles 4-4 and win the mach 8-4.
Holyhead, relegated from division one last season, go straight back up as division two champions, winning five and halving two of their eight matches to finish with 38 points Porthmadog A, who were relegated with them, finished second on 30' points with four wins and a half from eight matches, while Bull Bay, promoted from division three last year, finished third on 25' with four wins and four defeats.
Oliver Mottram (Dewstow), Craig Melding (Neath) and Delon Hau (Vale of Glamorgan) with Jackson halving his match.
. ANGLESEY claimed their second win of the season when they beat Denbighshire 7.5-4.5 at Rhosneigr, winning two and halving one of the foursomes and then winning four and halving two of the singles.
North Wales took control in the morning foursomes winning four of the six games and halving the other two to lead 5-1 going into the afternoon singles.