negative phase


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negative phase

[′neg·əd·iv ′fāz]
(immunology)
The temporary quantitative reduction of serum antibodies immediately following a second inoculation of antigen.
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Nevertheless, one can recognize the increase in geometric phase for [DELTA][phi] [member of] [0, [pi]/2] due to the positively oriented surface followed by a decrease due to appearance of a counterclockwise traversed loop on the sphere yielding a negative phase contribution.
The region is entering the sixth year of a weather pattern known technically as the negative phase of a Pacific decadal oscillation or PDO, he said.
Between 1997 and 1998 in particular, when the Moroccan economy was going through a negative phase, the Islamists tried to capitalise politically from the situation.
The sources said a successful visit by Ivanov could help overcome a negative phase in bilateral ties in the past.
Try to bury that negative phase of your life, and see today as the first day of your positive new life.
The so-called negative phase is linked to lower-than-normal atmospheric pressure in the mid-Atlantic and a weakening stream of Gulf moisture into the United States, says James Hurrell of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
The large negative phase change differences as a function of RH shown in Figs.
This is due to the company's high exposure to the commodity chemical cycle, which may be entering a negative phase, as well as high raw material costs.
The Chinese economy grew at a rate close to, but slightly below its potential in the first half of 2014, supported by easier fiscal policy, firmer exports and the conclusion of the negative phase of the short run inventory cycle.
For example, the negative phase of the AO is associated with higher pressure in the Arctic and lower pressure in the surrounding lower latitudes.
Taylor and some others believe the PDO is shifting into a negative phase, after having been in a positive phase from 1977 at least through the mid 1990s.
The directive is then given for a deliberate, longer rep duration for the negative phase (3-4 seconds).