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trough

1. a narrow depression either in the land surface, ocean bed, or between two successive waves
2. Meteorol an elongated area of low pressure, esp an extension of a depression
3. Physics the portion of a wave, such as a light wave, in which the amplitude lies below its average value
4. Economics the lowest point or most depressed stage of the trade cycle

trough

[trȯf]
(geology)
A small, straight depression formed just offshore on the bottom of a sea or lake and on the landward side of a longshore bar.
Any narrow, elongate depression in the surface of the earth.
An elongate depression on the sea floor that is wider and shallower than a trench. Also known as submarine trench.
The line connecting the lowest points of a fold.
(meteorology)
An elongated area of relatively low atmospheric pressure; the opposite of a ridge.

trough

A channel used to carry electric conductors.
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It is now recommended that trough serum vancomycin concentrations always be main tained above 10 mg/L to avoid the development of resistance.
If you do find yourself facing down a trough full of solid ice some frigid morning, hold off on the urge to immediately tip it over with the bobcat and start jumping on it.
The water trough at the Victorian House was not part of the town's system, however.
This is also the case for sand wave height, crest elevation, trough elevation, and sand wave asymmetry.
Gp C-NS (no shock control) -- Subjects received no shock at any place in the trough.
He found that the estimates do not fully agree with the committee's peak and trough quarters or with each other.
But compared to the post secular trough rebound following the Showa Depression of 2.
If you are making a very large trough (and if Fibermesh was not used), place a small piece of chicken wire on a 1-inch layer of the mixture in the bottom of the container, then add another inch of mixture on top to encase the reinforcement.
The new conveyor features a robust, continuously welded and watertight stainless steel trough.
This horizontal motion applied to the feed trough induces material flow.
This system is for the E4 modular line of Energy Chains, allowing travels up to 328 ft without a guide trough.
The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) determined that a trough in business activity occurred in the U.