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(U.T.C.): International term for time at the prime meridian.



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DIFFERENTIAL PIECE-RATE SYSTEM

A wage plan based on a standard task time whereby the worker receives increased or decreased piece rates as his or her production varies from that expected for the standard time. following pressure reduction. differential steam calorimeter

TIME CHARTER

Hire for a period of time

ETR

Expected time of return.

DISCOUNTED DRAFT

A time draft under a letter of credit that has been accepted and purchased by a bank at a discount.

NAVSTAR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

A satellite navigation system developed by the Department of Defense. The system is provides highly accurate position and velocity information in three dimen- sions and precise time and time interval on a global basis continuously, to an unlimited number of users. It is unaffected by weather and provides a worldwide common grid reference system. The objective of the program is to provide very precise position information for a wide spectrum of military missions. In addition, current policy calls for civil availability with a slight degradation in system accuracy required to protect U.S. national security interests.

ON-STREAM TIME

In plant or process operations, the actual time that a unit is operating and producing product.

TA

Time of Arrival

OPTIMAL PROGRAMMING

A subfield of optimal control theory in which the control variables are determined as functions of time for a specified initial state of the system.

ICE BOUNDARY

The demarcation at any given time between fast ice and pack ice or between areas of pack ice of different concentrations.

DUTY CYCLE

An expression of the fraction of the total time of pulse radar that radio-frequency energy is radiated. It is the ratio of pulse length to pulse repetition time.

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