• WordNet 3.6
    • v jettison throw as from an airplane
    • v jettison throw away, of something encumbering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jettison See Jetsam, 1.
    • Jettison (Mar. Law) The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jettison In law, the throwing overboard of goods or merchandise, especially for the purpose of easing a ship in time of danger or distress.
    • jettison To throw overboard, especially for the purpose of easing and saving a ship in time of danger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Jettison to throw overboard, as goods, in time of danger
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Jetsam
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Anglo-Fr. jetteson—L. jactation-em, a casting.


In literature:

This, if it had been carried out, would have jettisoned, and probably for ever, the Croats and Slovenes.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1" by Henry Baerlein
But the co-pilot checked each item before he jettisoned it.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Around the distant bubbs floated a haze of jettisoned refuse.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
But you'll have to jettison something else.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
It jettisons redemption by excluding from the Redeemer all kinship with that which He came to redeem.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
He had (he explained) made jettison of at least a hundred-weight of sand ballast.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ten had been jettisoned in hyperspace, and so had Fourteen and Fifteen.
"The Star Lord" by Boyd Ellanby
Any preconceived idea that Vincent Le Sage was of the tyrannical order of parent may at once be jettisoned.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
But the course is so crowded that something must be jettisoned.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
He would do well to jettison part of the cargo of his ship which had seemed to be coming home so nicely.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay

In poetry:

Well, we are wise. When life begins
To look so dour and dark
'Tis good to jettison our sins
And keep afloat the bark:
But don't let us claim lack of vice
For what's plumb cowardice!
"Cowardice" by Robert W Service

In news:

Upton calls for jettison of oil industry tax breaks.
Jane Fonda Urges FCC to Jettison Rush Limbaugh.
In some cases, he said, hackers have penetrated corporate networks so thoroughly that companies have had to jettison hardware and software before recovering.
Time to jettison rigid party pledges.
Hewlett-Packard plans to jettison 27,000 workers as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.
"Vampires," the ambitious new Stage 2 production from Shadowbox Live, seems like a big departure for the troupe, which jettisons the usual comedy for two hours of hard rock and dance numbers.
Jettisoning a teacher solely because he or she can't teach is rare.
QVC Inc is jettisoning 700 jobs, or about 5.8% of its US workforce, to trim operating costs.
Mkuhn325 Didn't it seem like jettisoning Curry was premature.
Someone had jettisoned all those zombies.
School officials are ready to jettison a flawed software system.
Effective democratic governance depends on the quality of discourse, which plunges when elected officials jettison truth to pursue political aims.
They look to jettison the things they care about the least, and hold on to what matters to them most.
Racing to regain control of the health-care debate, two top administration officials signaled Sunday that the White House may be willing to jettison a controversial government-run insurance plan favored by liberals.
Providers acquired by Mercy jettison procedures that conflict with Catholic theology.

In science:

But remarkably enough, it does provide an universal tool that allows one to catch the future of any given computation to store it away, or even call it multiple times (jettisoning the future of the current actual calculation itself ), called call-with-current-continuation.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
The excess baggage that must be jettisoned at each stage to reach a more general perspective is indicated in the middle tower of boxes.
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
While modeling can improve efficiency under some circumstances like the simulations of Hill and Scott, jettisoning the advantage of randomization by introducing unnecessary modeling assumptions is not something that should be done routinely.
Rejoinder: Matched Pairs and the Future of Cluster-Randomized Experiments
The ideology comes from Demillo[1979]’s defending mathematical formalism against my MSRP research programme testing criticism by jettisoning program proving in order to save formalism.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
As the history of the subject shows, however, taking observational clues serious will require one to jettison the turbulent mean field baggage that has impeded the development of a sensible theory of the solar cycle for so long.
Theories of the solar cycle : a critical view