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spin-down Line breaks: spin-down

Definition of spin-down in English:


[mass noun]
A decrease in the speed of rotation of a spinning object, in particular a celestial object or computer disc.
Example sentences
  • Recent measurements show that the actual characteristic spin-down period of the GP-B gyros exceeds 10,000 years-well beyond the requirement.
  • However, the relationship between spin-down rate and magneto-dipole losses is not as straightforward for pulsars that also emit X-rays.
  • The monomeric KpnI fragments, separated from plasmid vectors and gel purified by the spin-down method, were labeled with flourescein - 11-dUTP (Amersham Pharmacia Biotech).
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