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abbreviation

  • Joint European Torus, a machine for conducting experiments in nuclear fusion, at Culham in Oxfordshire.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 3 definitions of JET in English:

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Syllabification: jet

noun

  • 1A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small opening: a high-pressure shower with pulsating jets
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    • Through this a thin jet of liquid would flow into the mouth of the ritual drinker or brotherhood performer.
    • This process results in two jets of hadronic particles as the quarks form hadrons.
    • A jagged crack shot through the ice and water gushed up in jets and spurts.
    Synonyms
    stream, spurt, squirt, spray, spout; gush, rush, surge, burst
  • 1.1A nozzle or narrow opening for sending out a jet of liquid or gas: Agnes turned up the gas jet
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    • Once that has been signed and returned, and the cost of new nozzles and jets paid, Egoli Gas will make the conversion.
    • The ejected material is channeled into narrow jets perpendicular to the disk, while material from the disk falls onto the protostar.
    • For all I know, the company may have toyed with the idea of slightly widening the nozzle on the windscreen-washer jets.
  • 2An aircraft powered by one or more jet engines: a private jet [as modifier]: a jet plane
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    • Gunboats patrolled the sea lanes and the skies were covered by fighter jets launched from an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
    • How often have you ever heard of someone who qualified to fly fighter jets never flying a plane again?
    • He insisted on training to fly a jumbo jet despite an obvious lack of skill even with small planes.
    Synonyms
    jet plane, jetliner; aircraft, plane, jumbo jet
  • 2.1A jet engine.
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    • Stepping through the hole, he fires the suit's jump jets.
    • They finally quit, then several airplanes flew over, then a jet roared.
    • The jets contain relativistic winds that interact and collide, creating shock waves and emitting high-energy X-rays and gamma rays.

verb (jets, jetting, jetted)

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  • 1Travel by jet aircraft: the newlyweds jetted off for a honeymoon in New York
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    • There's also the little matter of the Interim Government jetting about, all over the world… traveling from one place to the next.
    • The film, which gives young travellers safety tips before jetting off for adventures, is being made available to sixth-form colleges across the country.
    • It must be annoying for under-funded museum staff to see a travelling droid circus jetting in from California.
  • 2Spurt out in jets: blood jetted from his nostrils
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    • Blood jetted from the cut, the young man fell down, dead.
    • Black blood jetted from the wound, and Narajao thrashed wildly.
    • In several locations, rivers of mercury flowed from the planet's core, and occasional bursts of exploding methane jetted from the deeper craters.

Origin

late 16th century (as a verb meaning 'jut out'): from French jeter 'to throw', based on Latin jactare, frequentative of jacere 'to throw'.

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noun

  • 1A hard black semiprecious variety of lignite, capable of being carved and highly polished.
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    • Saba's eyes shone like stones of black jet as he greedily reached for the beer, downing it in one gulp.
    • He was a dark iron gray with a broad chest and fine quarters, clean limbed with perfect feet, and hoofs as black as jet.
    • Around the girl's neck was a gold choker set with glittering black jet, and on her head sat a gold crown.
  • 1.1A glossy black color: [as modifier]: the gloss of her jet hair jet black
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    • His short jet-black hair and black trench coat made him almost invisible against the background.
    • One was dressed in black, with long, smooth black hair and equally jet black eyes.
    • The other was really, really tall, with long jet black hair and slanted black eyes.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French jaiet, from Latin Gagates, from Greek gagatēs 'from Gagai', a town in Asia Minor.

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