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policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities affirmative action
defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness air defense
thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume air thermometer , gas thermometer
instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation altazimuth
instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation altimeter
meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes ammeter
barometer that measures pressure without using fluids aneroid , aneroid barometer
measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return asdic , echo sounder , sonar
regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale assize
instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water atmometer , evaporometer
moving-coil galvanometer that measures electric charge ballistic galvanometer
medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles ballistocardiograph , cardiograph
instrument that measures atmospheric pressure barometer
instrument that measures the depth of water bathometer , bathymeter
scale that measures the wind's force Beaufort scale
mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature Beckman thermometer
procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents biodefence , biodefense , biological defence , biological defense
instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive bolometer
device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath breathalyser , breathalyzer
system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint British Imperial System , British system , English system
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