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swing

1. Boxing a wide punch from the side similar to but longer than a hook
2. Cricket the lateral movement of a bowled ball through the air
3. something that swings or is swung, esp a suspended seat on which a person may sit and swing back and forth
4. 
a. a kind of popular dance music influenced by jazz, usually played by big bands and originating in the 1930s
b. (as modifier): swing music
5. Prosody a steady distinct rhythm or cadence in prose or verse
6. 
a. a fluctuation, as in some business activity, voting pattern etc.
b. able to bring about a swing in a voting pattern
c. having a mixed voting history, and thus becoming a target for political election campaigners
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swing

see ELECTORAL SWING.

Swing

 

a movement among English farm laborers and small farmers in southern and southeastern England in the 1830’s. It owed its origin to an increase in the number of poor and unemployed agricultural laborers brought about by the economic crisis of 1830 and by the introduction of agricultural machines. The farm laborers attacked the estates, set fire to harvested grain, and destroyed agricultural implements belonging to the landowners and wealthy farmers. The rebels’ demands were stated in letters that circulated under the signature of “Captain Swing,” a fictitious name derived from “swing,” the striking part of a wooden flail (in the figurative sense, the gallows). The movement was suppressed with the aid of troops.

swing

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(electricity)
Variation in frequency or amplitude of an electrical quantity.
(engineering)
The arc or curve described by the point of a pick or mandril when being used.
Rotation of the superstructure of a power shovel on the vertical shaft in the mounting.
To rotate a revolving shovel on its base.

swing

The action of a door’s movement, usually on hinges or pivots, about a hanging stile.

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Simplex burner.
i. An uncontrolled turn on the ground either on takeoff or, more often, on landing in a tail-wheel aircraft. Also called a ground loop
ii. To turn a propeller by hand to start the engine.
iii. To calibrate compass deviation by recording its values at predetermined intervals and correcting the deviation to the extent possible.
iv. The sudden yaw of a multiengine airplane when one of the engines, especially the one away from the centerline, fails.
v. In aerial photography, it is the angle measured in the plane of the photograph from the positive y-axis clock-wise to the nadir point.

Swing

(programming)
Java's graphical user interface (GUI) package that provides a large collection of widgets (buttons, labels, lists etc.) that behave similarly on different platforms. Swing features "pluggable look & feel", allowing the program to look like a Windows, Motif or Macintosh application. It is implemented using the Model View Controller (MVC) architecture and makes extensive use of nested "containers" to control the handling of events such as keystrokes.

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/javax/swing/package-summary.html.

Swing

A Java toolkit for developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs). It includes elements such as menus, toolbars and dialog boxes. Swing is written in Java and is thus platform independent, unlike the Java Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), which provides platform-specific code. Swing also has more sophisticated interface capabilities than AWT and offers such features as tabbed panes and the ability to change images on buttons. Swing is included in the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) which are provided in the Java Developers Toolkit (JDK). See JFC and JDK.


Swing vs. AWT
Swing calls the operating system at a lower level than AWT. Whereas AWT routines use native code, Swing was written entirely in Java and is platform independent.
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Zahoor Shah, a visitor from Jehangira, told this reporter that the administration should have fixed the problem with swings before Eid holidays as their poor management had deprived hundreds of holiday makers especially children of entertainment.
Hit four balls, one at 25 percent of your normal swing speed, the next at 50 percent, then 75 percent and the last one at your fastest.
That will allow you to swing your club back smoothly.
A digital video camera recording at 60 frames per second was positioned on a tripod about 3.8 m from the tee, providing a side view of the swing. Pieces of white tape (2 cm by 2 cm) were placed on the anterior aspect of the participant's stride (front) foot and on the lateral aspect of the participant's hat facing the camera to serve as markers for motion analysis (see Figure 1).
The biggest Con-to-Lab swing was in Newcastle East, at 7.2% followed by Hexham (3.9%), Tynemouth (2.6%) and Newcastle Central (2.1%).
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Altering the position and distribution of body mass during an arm swing is the most efficient way to provide optimal loading of the lower extremities, thus resulting in a maximum vertical jump performance (12).
The U.S.-manufactured swings, which come with a T-shaped restrainer with the Little Tikes Logo across the front, are attached to four yellow ropes.
Index Terms: Power swing, Fuzzy logic, and Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical faults.
But there's still chance to ride on the Sky Swing, even if this one is nearly half the size of the original one.
The ShakeDown Club was formed by music lover Faisal Alshammary, 27, and Khalil Radsool, 33, a DJ, event planner and promoter, for 'like-minded people' in February and members now meet weekly at Cafe Amsterdam in Adliya, a venue which is celebrating its first anniversary tomorrow in swing style.