Definitions for "Slack"
Keywords:  tense, taut, loose, yelled, loosen
Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.
Keywords:  remiss, abate, eager, neglect, violent
Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
Keywords:  slake, cohesion, lime, desist, crumble
To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.
To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
Keywords:  ebb, tide, slowest, safest, paddle
term for condition of water between ebb and rip tides
a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in slack water"
flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
Keywords:  coal, washery, culm, sifts, dell
Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
A valley, or small, shallow dell.
Screenings of fine coal, usually a half-inch or smaller of bituminous coal.
The elongation which occurs between railcar couplers because of their spring-loaded design.
Lost motion between couplers. OR Amount of free motion in the coupling device between cars. OR Bunching cars in a train so as to relieve the pressure for uncoupling cars.
Area within dune system where the surface is at or near the ground water level.
Wet depression in a sand dune system or, in the case of rivers, a backwater
Slack is a state of grace without pretentiousness; Slack is that indefinable moment when things go right for you through no fault of your own; Slack is cutting through all the rubbish and lies and feeling good anyway. TRUE Slack is indefinable. FALSE Slack is peddled everywhere by the Con as the real stuff, and the Dupes are sold this line of lies everywhere they turn. No wonder they're so frustrated.
Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information. The techspeak equivalent is 'internal fragmentation'.
Wasted disk drive space generated over time as a result of differences in the lengths of values stored in fields. Data tables bloated with slack space are optimized using a process called Packing. Some PTWin32 tables can be packed in the Table Repair (Tutility) application included with PTWin32.
Wasted space on a hard drive.
Keywords:  scarcely, indifferent, apt, hounds, fox
When the scent is bad, hounds are apt to be indifferent, and will scarcely try to hunt their fox, and are said to be slack.
In rock climbing, a specially designed trouser. {from Old Norse slagabodenden meaning twelve pocketed
Poorly done, often applied to gash - "slack gash" is a withering admonishment and difficult to live down.
Pre-travel. To take up the slack -- To pull the trigger through its pre-travel stage.
Free travel of a trigger before it disengages the hammer or firing pin. Not provided in target weapons or in most sporting arms, slack is a type of safety device used mostly on military firearms.
In relation to project activities, slack or slack time means that there is more time available to complete an activity than needed. Activities with slack are not on the critical path.
calculated time span during which an event has to occur within the logical and imposed constraints of the network, without affecting the total project duration. Note 1: it may be made negative by an imposed date. Note 2. the term slack is used as referring only to an event.
Refers to spare time. This extra time can be calculated for the critical path by taking Deadline less the Input Arrival less the sum of Operation Durations.
Keywords:  languish, flag, fail
To languish; to fail; to flag.
Keywords:  bop, corpus, bar, entry, scaled
Probably a Corpus-specific term, meaning a scaled-down version of a bop in the bar. Free entry.
Twist: Refers to a yarn imperfection where insufficient twist is applied to the thread so it has very poor ply security.
Keywords:  pointman, behind, head, second, right
The second man at the head of a unit, right behind the pointman
Keywords:  hops, dried
Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
Keywords:  pert, float, total, term, see
Term used in PERT for float (see also total float).
Keywords:  torn, otherwise, bags, full
Bags which have become torn or otherwise not full.
Keywords:  smart, slip, card
SLIP smart card
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
Keywords:  tight, delay, sequence, task, little
In scheduling, the amount of time which any of the tasks can be delayed without causing the due date of the final task in the sequence to be delayed as well. A tight schedule has very little slack; a delay in any task will cause a delay in the due date.
Extra resources, goods, and labor set aside in the plan to take care of possible contingencies.
Keywords:  weak, fast, holding, hand
Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
This is the difference in time between the planned time for an operation and the actual time required.
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