initial point

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initial point (IP)

i. A well-defined point, easily distinguishable visually and/or electronically, used as a starting point for the run-in to the target.
ii. A point close to the landing area where serials (troop carrier air formations) make final alterations to the course to pass over individual drop or landing zones.
iii. That point from which any survey is initiated. Also called the point of origin.
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The agreement is based on a shared commitment to improve the health and well-being of the people of both countries by encouraging collaborations and cooperation on the development of diagnostic and therapeutic medical technologies that are inexpensive and operate at the initial point of physician contact, or point of care.
Though the initial point is inside the operating limit, the system under the local linear controller violates the limit several times until the system is regulated to the equilibrium point.
Once lightning strikes, it can spread and strike other objects, including people, up to 60 feet away from the initial point of contact.
The BGRB will continue to manage press and media enquiries from its central London offices and the initial point of contact at the BGRB is Lauren Duffield on 020 7292 9900 or lauren.
The plastic will flow through wire channels in a laminar manner, so the resin around the initial point of failure will be more burned (degraded).
After winning the second set with a thrilling rally during the tie-break, Agassi lost the first four games of the third but after dropping the initial point of the fifth game, he opted to change rackets.
Negotiations are now taking place with the various existing business links across the region on how firstly an initial point of contact is to be provided, and then how the actual support and advice service is to be delivered.
We must provide a platform for developing customer relationships that go beyond the initial point of sale.
of Michigan-Ann Arbor) offers an initial point of reference on the working of Greek sanctuaries and their place in ancient Greek society, as a foundation of more detailed and scholarly studies.
Those young families are going to need decent, accessible schools for their children, and all of these people are going to need access to grocery shopping and, bringing us back to our initial point, places to park their cars.
The initial point to be made here is that the church can no more quote the decrees of the OT and impose them on Christians than it can dismiss them out of hand.
It is easy to conclude from here that when the initial point from where we started optimization is close to some point in the Pareto region, only the Pareto points close to the initial point will be taken into account.

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