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jar

Obsolete a measure of electrical capacitance

jar

[jär]
(electricity)
A unit of capacitance equal to 1000 statfarads, or approximately 1.11265 × 10-9 farad; it is approximately equal to the capacitance of a Leyden jar; this unit is now obsolete.

jar

JAR

(1) (Java ARchive) A file format that contains multiple files and is used to distribute a complete Java application. It contains all the resources required (classes, images, sounds, etc.) to download and run a Java program via a single HTTP request for one file. JAR files use the ZIP format and are the basis for WAR files. See WAR and EAR.

(2) A compression program for backup archiving from ARJ Software, Inc., Norwood, MA (www.arjsoftware.com). JAR is similar to ARJ, but files are not compatible. See ARJ.
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In Swinging Away, it would have been easy for her to present disjointed paragraphs relating to each of the exhibition items featured, but the result would have been a jarringly clumsy narrative, instead of the flowing prose that has resulted from Hise's extra-base effort in "joining the dots.
It didn't quite gel, though, mostly because no adequate explanation has been given - yet - for the army mobilised to bring down our hero, now cast somewhat jarringly as a warrior.
Three award-winning screenwriters, Julian Fellowes, Christopher McQuarrie and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, compete for our attention throughout this lightweight caper, pulling the characters and us in jarringly different directions.
Yockey's second act jarringly abandons realism for surreal, intangible vignettes: Danielle washes up at a kind of Davina Jones's Locker, where the Ocean has become a powerful, malevolent female being, her various bodies of water represented by elaborate tea services.
Worsley imaginatively fills in the historical gaps with literary devices: 'The late afternoon saw Prince George Augustus berating a clumsy servant as he struggled into an outfit of peacock splendour: Her light and witty prose is frequently evocative and colourful, sometimes irreverent ('dinky little principalities'; or Queen Anne's 'futile attempt to squeeze out an heir') and occasionally jarringly creative ('hyper-elegant' or 'ravishingly weird').
Occasionally, some writing becomes jarringly opinionated, such as the section on ephedra.
Three award-winning screenwriters, each with distinctive voices, compete for our attention throughout this lightweight caper, pulling the characters and us in jarringly different directions.
The reawakening of the 2D tea folk is flat, lifeless and jarringly anticlimactic.
The somber tone transforms suddenly and jarringly into independence day celebrations after sundown at a colorful ceremony at Mt.
For every jarringly stupid plot (a story narrated by a "sentient washing machine") there's something almost brilliant (the consequences of a world where everyone has the same dream), and even when the conceit stinks we gain insight into the character of the heavily autobiographical author.
This is not the customary superficial sports autobiography, it is a jarringly honest account of what happened and for that reason there is much to commend it.
They are set up with a firm bias but they are not jarringly hard and only really let low speed bumps be felt but once on the move the car's composure is absolute.