quiescent period

quiescent period

[kwē′es·ənt ¦pir·ē·əd]
(communications)
Resting period, or the period between pulse transmissions.
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The reason for the long quiescent period in the LMC remains a complete mystery.
During this quiescent period, the diminished power, pressure, flux and magnetic flux of the solar wind allowed GCRs and SEPs to more readily interact with objects they encountered - particularly bodies such as our moon, which has no atmosphere to shield the blow.
Later, it entered in to the second quiescent period which lasted for an average of 2.
Rather than having the user reconstruct an entire series of images at different phases within the cardiac cycle, this feature automatically locates the most quiescent period during that heartbeat and reconstructs an image of the heart at that point.
Maybe we go through a long quiescent period, but then we'll have a triggering device, and we see that racism hasn't gone away.
A bimodal reproductive pattern was apparent with a peak in gonadal development during the late spring-early summer months (45% ripe in May), followed by a quiescent period in the late summer-fall, and followed in turn by a minor peak during the winter months (21% ripe in December).
In the minimals, "muster" = gather in, corral, tame; "man-term inert" = a fallow or quiescent period for humans, especially farmers.
The small amount of growth exhibited by evergreens during their quiescent period may be suppressed by radical pruning which, in removing most of the plant's leaves, eliminates the plant's ability to photosynthesize and manufacture sugar, its source of energy and nutrition.
Surface geology appears as if it underwent a period of intense erosion followed by a long quiescent period.