low index

low index

[′lō ¦in‚deks]
(meteorology)
A relatively low value of the zonal index which, in middle latitudes, indicates a relatively weak westerly component of wind flow (usually implying stronger north-south motion), and the characteristic weather attending such motion; a circulation pattern of this type is commonly called a low-index situation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A low index of suspicion for rosacea in skin of color may lead to delayed diagnosis, and consequently, advanced disease that could include disfigurement with disease progression (such as rhinophyma and otophyma) and, in the case of ocular disease, loss of sight, the authors pointed out.
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Al Hashemi said those cases where bills have run too high will be studied on individual merit: "Nowhere in the world do insurance companies have such a low index rate of 550 per annum for essential benefit packages.
A high index spring has a smaller wire and a larger spring diameter, such a Lite Spring, whereas a low index spring has a larger wire diameter and a smaller spring diameter, such as a Die Spring.
There is a notion that students with low index numbers are poor performers while those with higher numbers are bright.
More so, the low index of freedom of speech alleged in Pakistan is also a myth created by Pakistan's detractors for fulfilling their vested interests.
Although India lies in geographical area known as tsutsugamushi triangle, it is generally under-diagnosed in Bihar because of low index of suspicion and poor diagnostic backup.
The proposed D-shaped fiber sensor structure includes a low index upper cladding (about 3-5 [micro]m thick) between the fiber core and the Ti[O.sub.2] layer that is different from an uncladded fiber structure in the literature [10-12].
Delay in diagnosis is usually related to the minute symptoms in some patients, low index of suspicion by the physicians, and unsatisfactory radiological methods as suffered by our patient.
Third, we identified substantial variation between individuals and a low index of individuality.
In contrast, foods with a low index, like cherries, release glucose slowly and evenly, helping you maintain a steady blood sugar level -- as well as leaving you feeling full longer and potentially helping you maintain a healthy weight.
Thanks to marble's low index of refraction, light can penetrate several millimeters beneath its surface; this gives the stone its fabled "waxy" look, making it seem inwardly alive, breathing life into an otherwise dead form.

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