1) A rate applicable to or from a group of points. 2) A special rate applicable to several different articles in a single shipment.



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DOCKET

Present a rate proposal to a conference meeting for adoption as a conference group rate.

FIVE-FOURTHS POWER LAW

The proposition that the rate of heat loss from a body by free convection is proportional to the fivefourths power of the difference between the temperature of the body and that of its surroundings.

INCENTIVE RATE

A lowerthanusual tariff rate assessed because a shipper offers a greater volume than specified in the tariff. The incentive rate is assessed for that portion exceeding the normal volume.

GROUP QUICK LIGHT

A quick flashing light in which a specified group of flashes is regularly repeated

BLACKBODY

An ideal emitter which radiates energy at the maximum possible rate per unit area at each wavelength for any given temper- ature. A blackbody also absorbs all the radiant energy in the near visible spectrum incident upon it. No actual substance behaves as a true blackbody.

SEA-AIR TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE CORRECTION

A correction due to a difference in the temperature of the sea and air, particularly the sextant altitude correction caused by abnormal terrestrial refraction occur- ring when there is a nonstandard density lapse rate in the atmosphere due to a difference in the temperature of the water and air at the surface.

COMPOSITE GROUP OCCULTING LIGHT

A group occulting light in which the occultations are combined in successive groups of different numbers of occultations

CARGO NOS

Cargo Not Otherwise specified. Usually the rate entry in a tariff that can apply to commodities not covered under a specific item or sub item in the applicable tariff.

COMPENSATED NEUTRON LOGGING

Neutron well logging using one source and two detectors; the apparent limestone porosity is calculated by computer from the ratio of the count rate of one detector to that of the other.

EQUATION OF PIEZOTROPY

An equation obeyed by certain fluids which states that the time rate of change of the fluid's density equals the product of a function of the thermodynamic variables and the time rate of change of the pressure.

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