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A step in a graving dock.

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MASTER PHONOGRAPH RECORD

[ENG ACOUS] The negative metal counterpart of a disk recording, produced by electroforming as one step in the production of phonograph records. Also known as master.

LOCATION ANALYSIS

An initial step in the design of a robotic system consisting of a detailed study of all aspects of the placement of components such as work stations, buffers, and materials-handling equipment, as well as accessories, tools, and workpieces within a work station.

COMBERS

Step long swell with high and breaking crests.

STEP

A block of wood on the keel, on which the heel of the mast rests.

CONDENSATE FLASH

Partial evaporation (flash) of hot condensed liquid by a stepwise reduction in system pressure, the hot vapor supplying heat to a cooler evaporator step (stage).

COUNTDOWN

A step-by-step process that culminates in a climatic event, each step being performed in accordance with a schedule marked by a count in inverse numerical order.

HALF SPACE

A broad step between two half flights of a stair.

GRAVING

To scrape down the hull of a vessel.

BUILDING DOCK

A type of graving dock or basin, usually built of concrete, in which ships are constructed and then floated out through a caisson gate after flooding the dock.

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