superincumbent


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superincumbent

[¦sü·pər·in′kəm·bənt]
(geology)
Pertaining to a superjacent layer, especially one that is situated so as to exert pressure.
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The continual ingress of combustion by-products, contaminants, and advancing oxidation forces the superincumbent drain to become progressively more severe, developing properties that may 'attack' the tribofilm; at the same time active ingredients required for reformation are depleting.
Shelley as himself the language recipient of this curse is left so weak that the "Power" which propels composition can scarce uplift The weight of the superincumbent hour; It is a dying lamp, a falling shower, A breaking billow;--even whilst we speak Is it not broken?
Making social science a contest between clusters of schools rather than a form of knowledge possessing an ensemble of opportunities to guide analysis, they recurrently ask the reader to choose their superincumbent candidate, which, they aver, can cope with complexity on its own, thank you very much, without any help from its putative friends.
Since the monophoilic capability of the instrument comes mto continual conflict with the highly polyphonic nature of the superincumbent materials, events or event chains are always being interrupted by the beginning of new events on other levels.
Coarse incoming material is ground at the feed end by the largest balls which have greater superincumbent weight, the largest height of fall and the highest peripheral speed.
Antiwear durability phase: The pre-formed and stable tribofilm continues to attempt to protect the surfaces and replenish/repair during the presence of superincumbent contaminants.
Any change in foot and ankle structure has a subsequent effect on superincumbent joints, such as the knee, hip and lower back.
The outer phyllites zone is rising in superincumbent bed of Bites gneiss and is closing in the lower part the ruby-mica shists and gneisses, graphitical phyllites, amphibolites, crystalline limestones, and dolomitic limestones and ruby-paragneisses.