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The use of computers to program numerical control systems.



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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

One who exercises independent control over the mode and method of operations to produce the results demanded by the contract.

CHAIN GRATE STOKER

A wide, endless chain used to feed, carry, and burn a noncoking coal in a furnace, control the air for combustion, and discharge the ash.

TIME DELAY

A deliberate delay of a predetermined time in the action of a safety device or control.

GROUNDED-GRID AMPLIFIER

An electrontube amplifier circuit in which the control grid is at ground potential at the operating frequency; the input signal is applied between cathode and ground, and the output load is connected between anode and ground.

PRESSURESTAT

A control which reacts to pressure changes in the evaporator, receiver or other container. Pressure switch.

FEEDBACK COMPENSATION

Improvement of the response of a feedback control system by placing a compensator in the feedback path, in contrast to cascade compensation. Also known as parallel compensation.

MONITOR

  1. An instrument used to measure continuously or at intervals a condition that must be kept within prescribed limits, such as radioactivity at some point in a nuclear reactor, a variable quantity in an automatic process control system, the transmissions in a communication channel or bank, or the position of an aircraft in flight. 2. To use meters or special techniques to measure such a condition. 3. A person who watches a monitor.

CALIBRATION CURVE

A plot of calibrationdata, giving the correct value for each indicatedreading of a meter or control dial.

ANTI-SEA CLUTTER

A radar operational control that limits the return of echoes from nearby waves around a vessel, thus allowing ship targets to be more apparent on the radar screen.

LUMINAIRE

A device used to control the distribution of light from a lamp. Luminaries consist of the lamp, the socket, and diffusers or reflectors.

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