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tip

1
1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
2. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

tip

2
a glancing hit in cricket

tip

[tip]
(design engineering)
A piece of material secured to and differing from a cutter tooth or blade.
(electricity)
The contacting part at the end of a phone plug.
(electronics)
A small protuberance on the envelope of an electron tube, resulting from the closing of the envelope after evacuation.

TIP

tip

i. The extremities of airfoils, such as in wing tips.
ii. The angle of rotation of a reconnaissance camera about an aircraft transverse axis. Also called pitch.

TIP

(1)
Texas Instruments Pascal.

TIP

(2)
A Unix program for interactive communication via serial lines.

Unix manual page: tip(1).

TIP

(Trouble In Paradise) A freeware program from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com) that checks the health of Zip and Jaz drives. See click of death. See also tip and ring.
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And just maybe, you'll dip into these pages on a quiet afternoon and learn more about the small, out-of-the-way places that can tip the balance on our planet Earth.
It is self preservation of workers that could tip the balance at the General Election.
What Nader can do is tip the balance in "battleground" states, like Ohio and Wisconsin and the big enchilada of California, to George W.
Doubtless, some will argue that it is also helping to tip the balance from public space to semi-public areas into which people are allowed only with owners' permission.
It's our way of helping to tip the balance in favour of short term survival leading to long term success.
There has been little to separate the pair over the past few seasons but United's defensive deficiences tip the balance in favour of the home side.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar takes his place in the Schalke squad after overcoming a minor injury and his link up with classy Spanish forward Raul could tip the balance against Hertha, whose loose defending has been reflected by their failure to keep a clean sheet in the last five matches.
Last night, Liverpool council's cabinet member for education and children's services, Cllr Jane Corbett, condemned the free schools plan, fearing they could "tip the balance" of the city's schooling.
Baskets from LaTaryl Williams and Lekan Popoola, whose tight defence on Sam Bradley helped tip the balance their way, made it 74-71 before Lijah Perkins was fouled.
Garry Shephard is still absent with a knee injury but Danny Carter is likely to continue in midfield as Relish continues to look for the device that will tip the balance back in Merthyr's favour.
Chelsea want to sign the Brazilian star in the summer and hope the German side's admiration of Forssell will tip the balance.