1. An equalizer curve where a range of frequencies is boosted such that the frequency response curve associated with it looks like a hill or mountain peak. 2. A signal that's peaking; it has reached its peak. see peaking
the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
a period when network operators charge their highest rates for mobile phone calls. Peak periods are usually defined as daytime during the working week, although specific times may vary from network to network.
Three hour period in the morning and three hour period in the afternoon during which traffic levels are the highest. Also known as the morning or afternoon “rush”. Although traditionally considered to have much higher traffic volumes than at other times of the day and week, off-Peak volumes at certain times are approaching the peak period. Pedestrian Priority Area — Segments of streets which are given special treatment to create a pedestrian friendly environment, by measures such as traffic calming and landscaping.
Period when the telecoms operator charges customers the highest tariff to make a call, since this is the busiest time in terms of traffic carried. This is usually during the middle of the day, as opposed to Off Peak which usually includes the evenings and weekends.
A high point in the expansion phase of the business cycle, and also a turning point. After the peak, the economy begins to contract. (See also Business cycle.) View LEI Lesson(s) that address this term
A peak is a business cycle phase in which the trend growth of real GDP is at its maximum. A peak follows an expansion (or recovery) and precedes a recession. A peak is the opposite of a trough in the cycle.
To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX model peaked at 20,000 per year.
In time: the instantaneous maximum value of a time-varying quantity. E.g. peak power in power amplifiers. In frequency response: an elevated output that is concentrated over a narrow range of frequencies, describing a peak in the frequency response curve.
The condition a bodybuilder works toward for a competition, where they cut BF% to an unusually low level in order to bring out maximum definition that can only be maintained for a short time, usually just a few days. Pecs or Pectorals: The large muscles of the chest.
The maximum positive or negative dynamic excursion from zero (for an AC coupled signal) or from the offset level (for a DC coupled) of any time waveform. Sometimes referred to as "true peak" or "waveform peak."
The angle formed by the gaff and mast of a fore-and-aft sail [sic]. To peak up, to raise the after end of a gaff. To ride a stay-peak is when the cable and the fore-stay form a line. To ride a short peak, is when the cable is so much in as to destroy the line formed by the stay-peak. To ride with the yards a-peak, is to have them topped up by contrary lifts, so as to represent St. Andrew's cross.
The time of day (usually a block of hours), which varies among different wireless carriers, when communications traffic is higher than normal. Rates can be higher during these hours, although rates vary widely depending on carrier and plan.
Generally describes the hours of the day in which the heaviest call traffic occurs (generally between the hours of 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, although slight variations in these times occur depending on carrier or provider).
The period of greatest gas demand. The peak period in Wisconsin is during the winter months. R-S Rate of Return The percentage set by the Commission that a local utility is authorized to earn on its investment.
When the detector registers the presence of a compound, the normal baseline signal it sends to the data system changes, resulting in a deflection from the baseline called a peak. Well resolved peaks are symmetrical, touch the baseline, and do not interfere with other peaks.
The absolute zenith of competitive condition achieved by a bodybuilder. To peak out optimally for a bodybuilding show, you must intelligently combine bodybuilding training, aerobic workouts, diet, mental conditioning, tanning, and a large number of other preparatory factors.