Definition of stationkeeping in English:

stationkeeping

Syllabification: sta·tion·keep·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstāSHənˌkēpiNG
 
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noun

  • The maintenance of a ship’s proper position relative to others in a fleet.
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    • Measures like these to reduce station-keeping multipliers could be applied only insofar as they did not leave the fleet with insufficient forces for war fighting.
    • In the post-Cold War era, these station-keeping multipliers have been used extensively to justify Navy force levels.
    • Large forces generated by perturbations during locomotion (e.g., recovering from a fall, predator avoidance, or station-keeping in high winds) may also utilize a greater proportion of geckos' adhesive capacity.

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