Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase.
A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction.
A sloping platform of water.
A walkway surface with a slope greater than 1:20 (5%).
An inclined plane serving as a communication between different interior levels.
An artificial inclined path, road or track along which wheeled vehicles, cargo and trailers may pass for the purpose of changing their elevation and facilitating the loading and unloading operation (e.g. an entrance way into a Roll-on Roll-off vessel
Large spiral tunnel that communicates with all levels of the mine.
In general, any paved or prepared area around a hangar or runway for parking airplanes. A defined area on an airport or heliport intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance.
Other expression for: apron
The aircraft parking area at an airport, usually adjacent to a terminal.
Some aircraft have ramps which open at the back of the plane, allowing a large amount of skydivers to exit at once in formation.
A railroad terminal where containers are received or delivered and trains are loaded or discharged.
A structure, permanent or temporary, from which trailers are driven onto or off of a railroad flatcar. Also used in reference to any city or location where piggyback loading and unloading can be performed.
Slang word for an intermodal terminal. Ramps were originally structures, permanent or temporary, from which trailers or machinery are driven onto or off of a railroad flatcar.
Railroad terminal where containers are received or delivered and trains loaded or discharged. Originally, trailers moved onto the rearmost flatcar via a ramp and driven into position in a technique known as "circus loading." Most modern rail facilities use lifting equipment to position containers onto the flatcars.
A connecting roadway providing access in one direction from one road to another. Some actual ramps may serve two-way traffic, but this practice is generally not used in newer designs. We can conceptually consider such roads as two parallel ramps in opposite directions.
an interconnecting roadway or a traffic interchange on which vehicles may enter or leave a designated highway
a short section of road which allows vehicles to enter or exit a freeway (motorway)
To drive a vehicle harshly, using excessive engine revs.
To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.
To move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence.
A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.
A romping woman; a prostitute.
(1) A steady, noninstantaneous change in rates. Usually a projected change in rates with small, equal, incremental changes in each time period over a series of time periods until the full amount of the projected change is achieved.(2) A term used in residential lending and in the analysis of mortgage backed securities to describe projections of monthly prepayment speeds which increase from a low initial rate over a series of time periods until the full amount of the expected, final prepayment speed is reached. See PSA model for an example.
The total (transient plus steady-state) time response resulting from a sudden increase in the rate of change from zero to some finite value of input stimulus.
Automatic adjustment for the setpoint for the temperature increase or decrease from process temperature. The target value can be either above or below the current measured value. The ramp value is a combination of time and temperature.
v. To increase (as in: "We're ramping up production of that box.").
Test signal in the form of a linearly rising ramp, to measure signal path non-linearity. Synonyms: Sawtooth
The slow rise to full pressure after first turning on the machine, available from some manufacturers.
A rising diagonal piece of rock, usually used for foot holds.
a wild leek with edible leaves and roots
a wild plant that grows in a mountainous regions in the eastern United States
A wild onion that resembles a scallion with a strong garlic-onion flavor. Found in specialty produce markets from March to June.
Narrow point in a rapid where water constricts before dropping.
point in a rapid where water constricts/pools before dropping downstream through a channel.
Rapid Acquisition of Manufactured Parts - a make to order process to reduce the lead time of long lead time parts.
Transition between voltage levels of sine waves that change at a constant rate.
A current or voltage that varies at a uniform or constant rate.
A type of waveform characterized by a linear increase or decrease in voltage or current. Another name for voltage that changes at a constant rate.