relay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v relay pass along "Please relay the news to the villagers"
    • v relay control or operate by relay
    • n relay the act of passing something along from one person or group to another "the relay was successful"
    • n relay electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
    • n relay a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
    • n relay a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals
    • n relay a crew of workers who relieve another crew
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Relay A number of men who relieve others in carrying on some work.
    • Relay A supply of anything arranged beforehand for affording relief from time to time, or at successive stages; provision for successive relief.
    • Relay A supply of horses placced at stations to be in readiness to relieve others, so that a trveler may proceed without delay.
    • Relay A supply of hunting dogs or horses kept in readiness at certain places to relive the tired dogs or horses, and to continue the pursuit of the game if it comes that way.
    • Relay (Elec) In various forms of telegraphic apparatus, a magnet which receives the circuit current, and is caused by it to bring into into action the power of a local battery for performing the work of making the record; also, a similar device by which the current in one circuit is made to open or close another circuit in which a current is passing.
    • a Relay (Mach) Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an auxiliary apparatus put into action by a feeble force but itself capable of exerting greater force, used to control a comparatively powerful machine or appliance.
    • v. t Relay To lay again; to lay a second time; as, to relay a pavement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n relay A fresh supply, especially of animals to be substituted for others; specifically, a fresh set of dogs or horses, in hunting, held in readiness to be cast off or to remount the hunters should occasion require, or a relief supply of horses held in readiness for the convenience of travelers.
    • n relay A squad of men to take a spell or turn of work at stated intervals: a shift.
    • n relay Generally, a supply of anything laid up or kept in store for relief or fresh supply from time to time.
    • n relay An instrument, consisting principally of an electromagnet with the armature delicately adjusted for a slight motion about an axis, and with contact-points so arranged that the movement of the armature in obedience to the signals transmitted over the line puts a battery, known as the local battery, into or out of a short local circuit in which is the recording or receiving apparatus. Also called relaymagnet.
    • relay To lay again; lay a second time: as, to relay a pavement.
    • n relay In telegraphy, the circuit operated by a relay.
    • relay To transmit by means of a telegraphic or telephonic relay; make use of a relay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Relay rē-lā′ a supply of horses, &c., to relieve others on a journey: a fresh set of dogs in hunting: a shift of men: a supplementary store of anything:
    • v.t Relay rē-lā′ to lay again, as a pavement.
    • n Relay rē-lā′ (electr.) an apparatus by which the current of the receiving telegraphic station is strengthened.
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Quotations

  • Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    “In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.”
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    “Love is the last relay and ultimate outposts of eternity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. relais,cf. OF. relais, relaxation, discontinuance, It. rilascio, release, relief, rilasso, relay), fr. OF. relaissier, to abandon, release, fr. L. relaxare,. See Relax
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. relaisrelaisser—L. relaxāre, to loosen.

Usage

In literature:

It is a song relayed on the throats of birds.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Hence every mile advanced meant that he doubled the distance, relaying from one camp to the next.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Strong relayed the information to the commander.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
These relays take up the chase successively and tire down the ghour.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The queen, in her impatience, counted the relays.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Meanwhile, different relays of croupiers and inspectors had come and gone, and the crowd round the table had changed.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He tapped out a distress call which the dolphins could relay to the swimmers.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Tom, marvelling the while that we heard not the cry of Jem's relay.
"Warwick Woodlands" by Henry William Herbert (AKA Frank Forester)
Meanwhile, items of extreme interest are taking place around the pill-pox of the Central Relay Station.
"Three years in France with the Guns:" by C. A. Rose
Our chaplains were working manfully and took their duties at the different dressing-stations night and day in relays.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Again, as in the relay Marathon, Merry was contesting with Blunt for the benefit of Borrodaile.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
She's served as a wireless relay station, too.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
Immediately the thud of four heavy relays rang through the ship.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
Another fatigue, which was highly unpopular, took place in relays from 6 p.m. to 10, or from 10 to 2 a.m.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
So the two scouts camped out there, and Henri invited many of the other scouts to share their quarters in relays.
"The Boy Scouts on the Trail" by George Durston
Before he could rally a further relay of rude sarcasm to his aid, Grace had left the room.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
The labourers worked in relays, as did the rest of the soldiers.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
However, it was warm work, and so the men frequently went out with the dogs in relays.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
So the farther one gets from the base of supplies the more difficult it is to move, and a relay system must be employed.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
A relay of them were already at dinner, with a tin plate full of "grub" and a big tin cup steaming with coffee before each man.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

And now our concluding item
Is going to make me sick and you sick:
Some Hanley musicians, all very big pots,
Are going to relay chamber music.
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
They come, they go; they round the plan
Of bread with beauty and with types to man,—
The Seasons. Praise, through all our days,
Our weary days of toil and strife,
For bowing Heavens, and sweet relays
Of blessing to the Gates of Life!
"Song The Twelfth" by Thomas Aird

In news:

Internet relay services being abused, operators say.
A Cold Day at the Relays.
The Tornadoes took first places in five individual events and also won the 4x100 relay, finishing with 164 points to 91 for Jefferson-Scranton.
Fast times at Evanston High as New Trier sets national 400 free relay record.
INDIANAPOLIS Despite their record breaking performance in last weekend's IHSAA sectional finals at Franklin, Indian Creek's 200-yard medley relay team of seniors Wills.
Ken relayed that growing up as a boy he developed a lifelong dream of becoming a US Marine.
For the first time in 18 years, the Sweetwater Coed Relays were rained out — on an all-weather track, of all things.
Pendleton County Relay isn't detered by rainstorm .
Officials say emails relayed Petraeus' affair.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, October 6 THE University of Arkansas swimming and diving team won the first annual Razorback Relays with a score of 526 points, defeating Vanderbilt, North Texas, SMU and Missouri State.
Bolt won his third gold medal at the London Olympics as he anchored the Jamaican team to a world-record 400-meter relay dash of 36.84 seconds.
France rallies past US in relay.
Near the end of our conversation, she relayed a story about a man she met through the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, which Perry helped to found in South Los Angeles.
Thanks for successful 86 Ovarian Cancer Relay Race .
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In science:

Jacobs, B.C., Pittman, T.B., and Franson, J.D., “Quantum relays and noise suppression using linear optics”, Phys.
Quantum Computing using Linear Optics
Each computer can be remotely reset or powered down/up by the relays driven by the second one.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
We consider various issues which arise as soon as one tries to practically implement simple networks of quantum relays for QKD.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
By means of such trusted quantum relays, it is possible to create simple networks for Quantum Key Distribution.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
This follows from the possibility of having networks in which QKD could be run by using more than one intermediate relay.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
Let’s start by considering the simplest QKD setup with a trusted quantum relay.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
Moreover, since the relays we use can practically learn the secret keys, they must trust them.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
So in a large network, Alice and Bob could require to accept or select the relays through which their communications, both quantum and classical, will pass.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
We should stress that Alice and Bob can not verify a priori through which relays their qubits will pass.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
Indeed a relay could route the classical communications through one path and the qubits through a different one without Alice and Bob noticing it at the moment.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
We shall use the fact on which the proof of Proposition 5 relays: (ζ k )p−1 k=1 form a base of the algebra Z[ζ ]/(qZ[ζ ]) and this allows one consider (41) as a linear system modulo q .
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
According to Step (2)(ii) of Joint Coding-Scheduling Algorithm I , each relay node keeps at most one packet for each source.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
In the following, we show that when the number of relay nodes m is sufficiently large, the network coding capacity Cs,T concentrates at E [C0 ] = m ¯C with high probability.
Network Coding Capacity of Random Wireless Networks under a Signal-to-Interference-and-Noise Model
In the following, we show that as the number of relay nodes m is sufficiently large, the network coding capacity Cs,T concentrates at E [C0 ] = m ¯C with high probability.
Network Coding Capacity of Random Wireless Networks under a Signal-to-Interference-and-Noise Model
Information theoretic bounds on the throughput scaling of wireless relay networks.
Network Coding Capacity of Random Wireless Networks under a Signal-to-Interference-and-Noise Model
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