MOORING ARRANGEMENT

 The arrangement of the anchors, winches, and lines, used for the purposes of securing the ship in position at a dock or mooring facility.

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PLUMB

Pertaining to an object or structure in true vertical position as determined by a plumb bob.

PISTON GAGE SEE FREE-PISTON GAGE. PISTON METER

A variable-area, constanthead fluid-flow meter in which the position of the piston, moved by the buoyant force of the liquid, indicates the flow rate. Also known as piston-type area meter.

PIPE SLEEVE

A hollow, cylindrical insert placed in a form for a concrete wall at the position where a pipe is to penetrate in order to prevent flow of concrete into the opening.

PHOTOELECTRICLOOPCONTROL

[CONTSYS] Aphotoelectric control system used as a position regulator for a loop of material passing from one stripprocessing line to another that may travel at a different speed. Also known as loop control.

PHASE PORTRAIT

A graph showing the time derivative of a system's position (or some other quantity characterizing the system) as a function of position for various values of initial conditions.

PHASE PLANE ANALYSIS

A method of analyzing systems in which one plots the time derivative of the system's position (or some other quantity characterizing the system) as a function of position for various values of initial conditions.

OPTIMAL SMOOTHER

An optimal filer 383 orbital angular momentum orbital moment of the position vector with the linear momentum. Also known as orbital momentum.

OBLITERATED CORNER

In surveying, a corner for which visible evidence of the previous surveyor's work has disappeared, but whose original position can be established from other physical evidence and testimony.

NULL-BALANCE RECORDER

An instrument in which a motor-driven slide wire in a measuring circuit is continuously adjusted so that the voltage or current to be measured will be balanced against the voltage or current from this circuit; a pen linked to the slide wire makes a graphical record of its position as a function of time.

NONQUANTUM MECHANICS

The classical mechanics of Newton and Einstein as opposed to the quantum mechanics of Heisenberg, Schro dinger, and Dirac; particles have definite position and velocity, and they move according to Newton's laws.

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