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In the lumber industry, abbr. for pattern.


As applied to a specimen of neat cement paste, a sample about 3 in. (7.6 cm) in diameter and ½ in. (1.3 cm) in thickness at the center and tapering to a thin edge; applied on a flat glass plate to determine the setting time.


(Port Address Translation) The most common way network address translation is implemented (see NAT). Also called "NAT overloading," "network address port translation" (NAPT) and "NAT/PAT."

PAT assigns a different TCP port number to each client session with a server on the Internet. When responses come back from that server, the source port number becomes the destination port number and determines which user to route the packets to. It also validates that the incoming packets were indeed requested. See NAT traversal, UDP hole punching, private IP address, RSIP and proxy server.

By using a different port number for each user, the NAT device knows which client PC to route the incoming packets to. See TCP/IP port.
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He said they would be trialed for killing over a dozen innocent PAT workers in Model Town and wounding over 80 on June 17.
The Dolphins went three and out on their initial possession, but for the eighth time in 11 games the Pats couldn't move the stakes the first time they had the ball, either.
Pats cornerback Ty Law appeared to be in position to defense the play, but when he went for the interception inside of the knockdown, Miami had the lead.
PATS is a leading engineering and FAA approved manufacturing company based in Columbia, Md.
Put the storage cap back on to seal out dirt and moisture while the PATS sits.
Don't let moisture that's built up in the tube assembly during testing get in the PATS.
Founded in 1976, PATS has successfully developed a blue chip customer base.
In addition, the company reported PATS has a seven-year contract for the manufacture and installation of auxiliary fuel tanks for the Boeing Business Jet ("BBJ").
We were presented with a challenge to customize a PATS system for the State of New Jersey that went beyond the traditional 'store and forward' method of automating ticket issuance by providing parking enforcement officers the ability to transmit and utilize critical data for immediate use in enforcement operations," said John Bay, CEO of Paradigm4.
As a thank you, Postman Pat will respond via email to each of his letters and cards throughout September.
Pam, 69, said: "I have enjoyed 25-and-a-half wonderful years in EastEnders creating the character of Pat but feel it's time to hang up her earrings.
When Ian's daughter Lucy ran away in 2008, Pat tried to get the truth a from his son Steven but was knocked down.