metric grain


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metric grain a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
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In literature:

Unit of metric system, 15.43 grains troy.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Grain production in 1971 was unofficially reported to have reached about 14.5 million metric tons.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

In news:

Total feed grain supplies for 2010/11, projected at 380.3 million metric tons, are unchanged from last month but down 17.5 million from last year.
On average, about 3.2 million metric tons of grain moves through the port annually.
The November forecast for feed grain production is 284.7 million metric tons, up 0.6 million from last month's forecast.
The Soviet Union has bought an additional 205,000 metric tons of United States soybean meal under a long-term grain agreement, the Agriculture Department said Friday.

In science:

The second is equivalent to the statement that the vector field U µ is geodesic, which means that its integral lines (the worldlines of the dust grains) are geodesic curves (11) with respect to the metric gµν .
Close encounters of black holes
Fine-grained Histories: A fine-grained history is defined by a fourdimensional metric and matter field configuration on M .
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
Coarse-grainings: The allowed coarse-grainings are partitions of the metrics and matter fields into four-dimensional diffeomorphism invariant classes {cα}.
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
These implementations suggest that the RAW/AWAR metric is too coarse-grained to evaluate the complexity of progressive STMs.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
The earliest approach, called weaves[3, 4], requires that expectation values of coarse grained geometric observables such as areas and volumes of large regions, agree with those computed from some classical background metric qab .
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states