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descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point abseil
opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component acoustic impedance , acoustic reactance , acoustic resistance
(acoustics) the pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a sound wave acoustic radiation pressure
(mineral extraction) a surface-active chemical used in flotation process to increase the attraction to a specific mineral activating agent
friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) adhesive friction , grip , traction
nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine adit
collect on a surface adsorb
coating of substance on surface of solid or liquid adsorption
surface of substance, accumulation on adsorption
accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid adsorption , surface assimilation
imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero agonic line
attack by armed planes on a surface target air attack , air raid
fungus with a whitish often circular cap and a white pore surface and small pores and a white central stalk; found under conifers; edible but not popular Albatrellus ovinus , sheep polypore
surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis Alpine lift , T-bar , T-bar lift
elevation above the Earth's surface altitude
elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface altitude , height
metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals anamorphism
angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence angle of incidence , incidence angle
angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence angle of reflection
angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction angle of refraction
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