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Upper transit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Upper transit (Astron) the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is above the polar axis.
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Usage

In literature:

The Transitional south porch has a not unpleasing upper story dating from 1612.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
The upper part of the tower is Transitional with certain later additions.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
His font is an interesting example of transition; the base is much more Gothic than the upper part.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Niebuhr saw upon the Nile, between Cairo and Damietta, a convoy of four thousand hives, in their transit from Upper Egypt to the Delta.
"A Description of the Bar-and-Frame-Hive" by W. Augustus Munn
The great necessity of New York is some sure means of rapid transit between the upper and lower parts of the island.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The upper stages are Transitional in character, but they carry on the idea of the Norman design below.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
To the south and east it passes into the arid transition and in places into the upper Sonoran.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The upper row, 1 to 4, is Byzantine, the next transitional, the last two Gothic.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
A very striking illustration of this occurs during the transition from the Upper Thick to the Lower Thin.
"The Mechanism of the Human Voice" by Emil Behnke
His transition to the upper air had effected a curious change in him.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
In this transitional composite structure cast iron was used only in the relatively short sections of the upper chord.
"The Engineering Contributions of Wendel Bollman" by Robert M. Vogel
The Boreal-Canadian, Transition and Upper Sonoran embrace the highlands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
In this transitional composite structure cast iron was used only in the relatively short sections of the upper chord.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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In news:

Transit officials have come up with new safety measures as the result of a controlled blast last month that sent rocks flying into streets on the Upper East Side.
With the transition from a four-block schedule to a traditional seven-period day last year, some upper classmen's four-year plans were altered due to class options changing.
Lansing Eastern High School eases the transition from middle school to high school by offering upper-class mentors.
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In science:

Integrated intensities and upper state column densities for detected transitions.
HCN in the inner envelope of {chi} Cygni
By the previous lemma, the transition matrix M from {A(T )} to {G(T )} is upper unitriangular once the two bases are ordered with E.
An algorithm for computing the global basis of an irreducible $U_{q}(sp_{2n})$-module
As an application, an upper bound of the expected return probability of a random walk with symmetric transition probabilities is found.
An interlacing technique for spectra of random walks and its application to finite percolation clusters
It is shown in this paper that the transition kernel corresponding to a spatially inhomogeneous random walk on Zd admits upper and lower Gaussian estimates.
Gaussian estimates for spatially inhomogeneous random walks on ${\mathbf{Z}}^d$
The lower line is that of chiral transitions, ending in the point C; the upper is the line of deconfinement transitions, ending in the point D.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
In the asymptotic regime, the integrals of this type can be approximated by using exact transitions; in particular, there exists a uniform upper bound, which suffices to prove convergence in large curvature phases in complete analogy to the considerations above.
The cosmological billiard attractor
Recall that on Γ, the Brownian motion on (T, µ) admits a transition density that satisfies the upper estimate at (11).
Convergence of simple random walks on random discrete trees to Brownian motion on the continuum random tree
Telcs, A., Upper bound for transition probabilities on graphs and isoperimetric inequalities to appear in Markov Proc. and Rel.
Random walks on graphs with volume and time doubling
Due to the complication of the validity of the log-normal distribution at the far tail, we consider two extreme cases and give the upper and lower limits for the transition density.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
From our estimate above and the result in R¨opke (2007), the probability that such a region exists is small, therefore it is appropriate to take the transition density predicted in Woosley (2007) as an upper limit for his DDT criterion.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
Upper bounds for symmetric Markov transition functions.
The quenched invariance principle for random walks in random environments admitting a bounded cycle representation
Regarding the other transitions, the lowest mass-loss rates: the upper limits indicate that ˙M must be less than about (−0.5 ± 0.2) dex ˙MV ink .
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
We have thus used this finding to establish upper limits on ˙M from different transitions, as described below.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Mass-loss Rates and Upper Limits Derived from Different Transitions (log units).
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Mass-loss rates upper limits derived from different transitions in the ultraviolet.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
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