1. Fluorescence in lubricating oils or a cloudy surface on varnished or enameled surfaces. 2. To apply an anti-reflection coating to glass.

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A coating formed by pouring a liquid material over the object and allowing it to flow over the surface and drain off.


The surface resin coating of a fibreglass lay-up, containing the colour pigment.


A method of measuring surface temperature in which a thin layer of luminescent material is spread on the surface of an object and is excited by ultraviolet radiation in a darkened room; the brightness of the coating indicates the surface temperature.


A tar based surface coating and waterproofing sealant used on a vessel's rust or leak prone structures.


1) To give or supply. 2) To pass a rope through a component. 3) To cover a surface with a thin coating such as cement.


The surface of the cockpit on which the crew stand.


  1. The maximum angle at which a radio wave may be emitted from an antenna, in respect to the plane of the earth, and still be returned to the earth by refraction or reflection by an ionospheric layer. 2. The angle at which radiation, about to pass from a medium of greater density into one of lesser density, is refracted along the surface of the denser medium.


Uncased assembly of an instrument or other piece of equipment, such as a radio set, having its parts laid out on a flat surface and connected together to permit a check or demonstration of its operation.


A destructive distillation method for estimation of carbon residues in fuels and lubricating oils. Also known as Conradson carbon test.


An element of a computer consisting of the hard surface on which components are mounted. A completed card performs one or more specific functions, such as graphics.

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