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unwind

[¦ən′wīnd]
(computer science)
In computers, to rearrange and code a sequence of instructions to eliminate red-tape operations.
(mechanical engineering)
To reverse the direction of rotation of a threaded device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The package should be prepared so that the parallel wound layers are unwound when the lift-off point is moving backwards, and the interstitial cross wound layers are unwound when the lift-off point is moving forwards.
We will show later on that we can make many important conclusions if we determine how [OMEGA] changes with time as the yarn is being unwound.
The blaze is believed to have started when an extension cable drum - which hadn't been fully unwound - caught fire in a small room next to the house's kitchen.
Rolls are unwound from a removable air shaft supported at both ends by safety locking chucks.
To ensure that the film was unwound without creases and at the required tension, a Tecnomec spreader roller, spirally grooved path rollers and a Nexen closed loop tension control system were used.
Short-term investors unwound yen-carry trades in risk aversion moves, dealers said.
The three join forces to survive and find themselves on a dangerous cross-country journey struggling to survive through their eighteenth birthday, when they won't have to worry about being 'unwound'.
Neither is willing to accept this fate, and they escape, encountering Lev, who is a tithe--a 10th child born to be unwound. They go on the run and find their way to the Graveyard, where surplus planes are warehoused and where a mysterious Admiral tries to save Unwinds from the "harvest camps." However, when an evil bully informs on Connor and Risa, a harvest camp is where they all end up, waiting to be dismantled.
Rato, the IMF's managing director, one has to wonder whether he will fare any better than did the Titanic's captain when some future inquest looks into how today's global imbalances unwound.