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sink

1. an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects
2. Physics a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system
3. Informal (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement

sink

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(communications)
Equipment at the end of a communications channel that receives signals and may perform other functions such as error detection.
(electromagnetism)
The region of a Rieke diagram where the rate of change of frequency with respect to phase of the reflection coefficient is maximum for an oscillator; operation in this region may lead to unsatisfactory performance by reason of cessation or instability of oscillations.
(geology)
A circular or ellipsoidal depression formed by collapse on the flank of or near to a volcano.
A slight, low-lying desert depression containing a central playa or saline lake with no outlet, as where a desert stream comes to an end or disappears by evaporation.
(mining engineering)
To excavate strata downward in a vertical line for the purpose of winning and working minerals.
To drill or put down a shaft or borehole.
(physics)
A device or system where some extensive entity is absorbed, such as a heat sink, a sink flow, a load in an electrical circuit, or a region in a nuclear reactor where neutrons are strongly absorbed.

sink

A plumbing fixture usually consisting of a basin with a water supply, connected with a drain.

sink

A device or place that accepts something. See heat sink, data sink and sink device.
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- Moreover, the growing disposable income and rapidly growing home decor industry are anticipated to propel the growth of water sink market in the near future.
The global market of water sink is segmented into materials, products, and the distribution channels and end-users.
What surprised me most was just how much food preparation happens in and around a sink after someone washes the chicken.
Often participants rinsed vegetables in the sink where they'd just had raw chicken.
(1) Guaranteeing the safe transmission of data to the sink no matter whether an attack exists in the network: the early researches did not detect the existence of attacks (such as black, DOS, and SFA attack) and, instead, adopted a multipath routing method to reliably guarantee the data can reach the sink [21, 23].
In SEDR scheme, a data packet is divided into m shares which are sent to the sink over different nonintersected paths.
The information has to be transmitted to the sink by a source cluster head when the mobile sink stays at one location.
This model is used to find the path between the source cluster and mobile sink based on energy, distance and signal strength.
The citrus rinds will help deodorize any remaining smell in the sink.
The sink is a powerful symbol – of drudgery, of earthiness and of everyday , working class life.
Generally, when a mobile sink is adopted to collect data all over the network, it should consider the following two requirements.
A previous SMU report focused on the Wink Sinks, warning that they were continuing to grow while the land around them was sinking.