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transfer

1. a design or drawing that is transferred from one surface to another, as by ironing a printed design onto cloth
2. Law the passing of title to property or other right from one person to another by act of the parties or by operation of law; conveyance
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transfer

[′tranz·fər]
(computer science)
(mining engineering)
A vertical or inclined connection between two or more levels, used as an ore pass.
(navigation)
The distance a vessel moves perpendicular to its initial direction in making a turn of 90° with a constant rudder angle.
The distance a vessel moves perpendicular to its initial direction for turns of less than 90°.
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transfer

In pretensioning, the act of conveying the stress in the prestressing tendons from the jacks (or pretensioning bed) to the concrete member.
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transfer

To send data over a computer channel or bus. "Transfer" generally applies to transmission within the computer system, and "transmit" refers to transmission outside the computer over a line or network.

Transfers are actually copies, since the data are in both locations at the end of the transfer. Input, output and move instructions activate data transfers in the computer.
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"Transferring a patient from one hospital to another is not an EMS priority," Keeley says.
Transferring qualified plan benefits before a QDRO may not only disqualify the plan but also cause negative tax consequences.
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Under Q&A 9, she is treated as transferring the stock to her husband, who then transfers it to the bank.
Transferring data at speeds of 2Gbps ensures that the transaction occurs quickly and reduces the possibility of interruption during data transfer.
As Bittker & Eustice point out, taxpayers can avoid the problem merely by borrowing money from a bank, transferring the money to the corporation as part of the section 351 transaction, and then having the corporation acquire the note from the bank.
Issued in June 1999, it establishes accounting standards for transactions in which a donor (the resource provider) makes a contribution by transferring assets to an NPO or charitable trust (the recipient organization), which accepts those assets and agrees to use them on behalf of an entity the donor specifies (the beneficiary) or to transfer the assets--plus any investment returns--to that entity.
With traditional parallel SCSI, protocol information--commands, messages, and status--is moved using a narrow 8-bit bus at asynchronous rates, the slowest method of transferring information.
Instead of transferring assets to a partnership, the corporation transfers the stock of its subsidiary to a partnership, and the Third Party transfers the stock of its subsidiary or cash.
This means that a Medicaid applicant or his/her spouse is prohibited from transferring for less than fair market value any resource that is potentially available to cover nursing home costs within 30 months of institutionalization or, if the individual is already institutionalized, within 30 months of applying for Medicaid.(3) To transfer resources for less than fair market value within the period of ineligibility gives rise to a rebuttable presumption that the transfer was with the intent to qualify for Medicaid.(4)
In those days, taxpayers attempted to avoid the imposition of state inheritance taxes by transferring title to property while retaining the right to income from it.
the Japanese government should not be negative because of the different nature of the provisions of the domestic law, but should actively cooperate with the APA (Advance Pricing Agreements) from the important standpoint of the elimination of double taxation for bona fide taxpayers with no intention of either avoiding tax or transferring income".(39) Furthermore, upon enacting its transfer price rules in 1986, Japan created a so-called pre-confirmation system.