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    gas constant (universal molar gas constant)

    The gas constant, also known as the universal molar gas constant, is a physical constant that appears in an equation defining the behavior of a gas under theoretically ideal conditions.  Continue Reading

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    A liquid is a sample of matter that conforms to the shape of a container in which it is held, and which acquires a defined surface in the presence of gravity.  Continue Reading

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    division sign

    The division sign resembles a dash or double dash with a dot above and a dot below.  Continue Reading

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    Inertia is a property of matter that causes it to resist changes in velocity (speed and/or direction).  Continue Reading

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    double integral sign

    The double integral sign is used to indicate mathematical integration performed twice in succession.  Continue Reading

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    An ion is an atom or group of atoms in which the number of electrons is different from the number of proton s.  Continue Reading

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    In chemistry, a compound is a substance that results from a combination of two or more different chemical elements, in such a way that the atoms of the different elements are held together by chemical bonds that are difficult to break.  Continue Reading

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    closed captions

    Closed captions are a text version of the spoken part of a television, movie, or computer presentation.  Continue Reading

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    anisotropic filtering (AF)

    Anisotropic filtering (AF) is a feature of some video cards that sharpens the details of the fading-away part of a 3D object that recedes into the distance.  Continue Reading

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    A surd is a number or quantity that cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integer s.  Continue Reading

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    angle symbol

    The angle symbol is a mathematical symbol that is placed ahead of character s, usually uppercase italic letters representing spatial points, to describe a geometric angle formed by the intersection of two lines, line segments, or rays.  Continue Reading

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    speed of gravity

    The speed of gravity is the rate, in meters per second or other standard units, at which gravitational fields or effects propagate through space.  Continue Reading

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    citation style guides

    A number of generally recognized authorities and organizations offer guidance about how to cite sources when writing an academic or journalistic paper.  Continue Reading

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    Decimal is a term that describes the base-10 number system, probably the most commonly used number system.  Continue Reading

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    strange matter

    Strange matter is matter consisting of atoms whose nuclei contain pairs of particles called strange quark s.  Continue Reading

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    In business accounting, overhead is general operating expenses, including such items as heat and electricity for the premises, that have no direct relationship to the production or selling of a company's goods and services.  Continue Reading

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    HTML validator

    An HTML validator is a quality assurance program used to check Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) markup elements for syntax errors.  Continue Reading

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    A blackbody (sometimes spelled "black body") is a theoretically ideal radiator and absorber of energy at all electromagnetic wavelength s.  Continue Reading

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    E-thrombosis is a newly recognized variant of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) caused by sitting at a computer for long periods of time.  Continue Reading

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    Hartree energy

    The Hartree energy is a physical constant equal to twice the binding energy of the electron in the ground state (the lowest-energy state) of the hydrogen atom.  Continue Reading



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