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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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Caption: "Best Practices for Achieving and Measuring Pavement Smoothness, A Synthesis of State-of-Practice" authors present state department of transportation adoption of International Roughness Index (IRI) versus profilograph-based index (PrI) pavement smoothness specifications.
The International Roughness Index (IRI) or the PI using a 0.0-mm blanking band (PI0.0) seem to provide better measures of smoothness and better correlation with user response.
Owners, agencies, and contractors use ProVAL to increase consistency throughout operations by employing a single, standard tool for smoothness analysis and reporting.
The discovery of on-standard smoothness structures on topologically trivial manifolds promises new paths of research in space-time models of theoretical physics, particularly in general relativity.
WLC quality has been very good since startup, with excellent smoothness, gloss, and bulk, according to the mill.
Such exquisite smoothness ensures that the heads will sail freely over underlying disks.
If, in sensibility and skill, Shirley Tse is one of Hesse's nieces (Hesse was too sui generis to have daughters), this bodes well, suggesting that the sprightly smoothness of the PEVA works will evolve into further lamination of texture and form with psychic suggestion, rather than flatline in mere material cleverness.
Contractors, under this incentive program, can earn as much as an additional 10 percent of total project paving costs in incentive bonuses by exceeding the preset standard for smoothness. The potential downside is that they are also hit in the pocketbook they don't meet the standard.
OptiLiner, an extreme liner with coating chemistries for applications requiring absolute clarity and smoothness, and SupraLiner, especially formulated for extremely low silicone transfer chemistries to ensure superior adhesive performance, are featured in the literature.
Users may select fine, standard or draft layer thicknesses based on needs for feature detail and surface smoothness. Using the ABS models parts can be finished, assembled tested and cast.
"In the authentic German altbier tradition, Winternacht is top-fermented to impart the character of an ale and cold-conditioned for the smoothness of a lager.