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smooth

1. (of the skin) free from hair
2. not harsh or astringent
3. Maths (of a curve) differentiable at every point
4. Physics (of a plane, surface, etc.) regarded as being frictionless
5. Tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line

smooth

[smüth]
(oceanography)
Comparatively calm water between heavy seas.
(statistics)
To modify a sequential set of numerical data items in a manner designed to reduce the differences in value between adjacent items.
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Effect of Antimicrobial Finish on Stiffness and Smoothness appearance of Silk Fabric.
the LTRC report summarizes state DOTs' IRI-based pavement smoothness specifications.
The magnetic media then is calendered in a stack of rollers to improve the packing of the magnetic pigment and smoothness of the media, again giving a boost in the electromagnetic performance of the media.
What if the government agencies and contractors responsible for highway construction were to use customer-focused performance standards--standards addressing characteristics such as smoothness, noise, longevity, and congestion--to define the highway infrastructure without being prescriptive about how it is built?
The mechanical smoothness of surfaces is said to play an important role in many applications, as smooth surfaces are much more resistant to scratches and easier to clean, and they also stay clean longer.
The author says of a Franciabigio portrait that its "sculptural smoothness looks directly forward to Bronzino and Allori portraits," when the accompanying illustration clearly shows loose brushwork (166).
Once this smoothness is mastered, the next stage is to ensure that all four tyres grip the road equally, all the time.
Black Pearls 3030, 4040 and 4060 are specially designed to provide a particular performance balance in terms of the four most important criteria for film masterbatch producers: opacity, weatherability, film smoothness and dispersability.
The main thing we've had to improve during development has been the thickness of the EVOH layer," says Karsch, "especially in high fuel flow areas where smoothness is important.
An automobile racing by assumes an ideal smoothness and formal simplicity not unlike that of a stone figure worn by centuries of weather and the touch of thousands of hands, and such are the forms suggested simultaneously by Piacentino's elongated carlike (or airplane-like, or motorcycle-like) objects, which escape immediate perception to enter the permanence of memory.