Advancing surface


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Advancing surface (Aëronautics) The first of two or more surfaces arranged in tandem; -- contr. with following surface, which is the rear surface.
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In literature:

The container could be expanded and filled, and would send the Advance to the surface.
"Tom Swift and his Submarine Boat" by Victor Appleton
Gradually the legs push the rubbish back and the insect advances so much toward the surface.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
He rose, and, parting the bushes before him, advanced close to the surface of the lofty wall.
"Antonina" by Wilkie Collins
Advancing up the gully after lunch, we found that the surface became softer, and we were soon sinking to the knees at every step.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
By the time he had thrown his buoy twice, he could hardly advance it a yard beyond his reach; finally it simply slushed along the surface.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
As the season advanced, Mark saw his grass very sensibly increase, not only in surface, but in thickness.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
This surface was, to us, on first advancing into the interior, one of its wonders.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Slowly the little band advanced over the broken surface.
"The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine" by Ross Kay
Slowly and steadily they advanced, like some huge black monsters covering the blue surface of the tranquil and hitherto peaceful Sound.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Directly after he was again seen on the surface, working his way up another advancing sea.
"Adrift in a Boat" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

Much can be found just below the surface, and geologists use advanced technology to discover what's there and what it means.
Video and film integration firm Advanced Systems Group (ASG) has been named the northwest regional reseller for the DaVinci Resolve control surface.
An interview with Bill Cottman, co-host of "Mostly Jazz" is also featured, in advance of the debut of "Surface Tensions.
Designed using the state-of-the-art wireless and advanced-programming technology, the XP3-SS 2.4GHz Radio Control System will advance and simplify the control of your surface model while providing many years of enjoyment.
Endurablend Preserve is an advanced polymer cement slurry surfacing (PCSS) product that provides a flexible yet durable barrier over asphalt and concrete pavements.
Technology advancements abound for projection surfaces, starting with the aspect ratio.
The advanced sole features greater surface contact for stability and comfort.
Priestley Medalist Gabor A Somorjai has been advancing surface chemistry for nearly five decades.

In science:

Two of the four advanced analysis techniques evaluate the goodness of fit, χ2 , for surface electron versus bulk nuclear recoil hypotheses.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
Recently, important advances have been made towards the goal of characterizing the minimal surfaces under some topological and/or geometrical constraints, and new families of unexpected examples have been found.
Minimal surfaces with genus zero
Another advance was the realization that pushing the trapped surface construction as far into the future of the collision as possible before losing control of the dynamics yields modest improvements on the estimate of the cross section and a slight improvement on the lower bound on the mass.
High-energy black hole production
The most advanced results about approximate minimal surfaces and their regularized areas are so far obtained in , in the academic case of scattering of n = ∞ ultra-soft gluons, when the boundary of minimal surface is an arbitrary smooth curve.
Alday-Maldacena duality and AdS Plateau problem
Important advances in our observational understanding of sunspots were also achieved by Duvall et al. (1996) and Zhao et al. (2001), who inferred the presence of flows underneath sunspots, and Kosovichev et al. (2000) who estimated the sub-surface wave-speed topology.
Numerical Models of Travel-Time Inhomogeneities in Sunspots