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hover pit

hover pit  n.— «The F-35B is currently undergoing crucial tests in what is known as a hover pit. As Tomlinson explains, a hover pit is a specialized testing facility designed to measure the performance of a STOVL aircraft on the ground...

kitchen sink-it

kitchen sink-it  v. phr.—Gloss: To report the worst financial performance possible. «In a note to clients yesterday, Credit Suisse analyst Thomas Gallagher said that although the number seems high, it is “plausible, especially if AIG...

PED

PED  n.— «Alex Rodriguez’s recent admission of using performance enhancing drugs has pushed the issue back into the national spotlight once again.…How much impact are “PEDs”—as they have become known in popular...

binning

binning  n.— «Samsung manages to preserve low-light performance at such resolutions and framerates on such a small sensor using a technique called “binning,” whereby certain pixels are sometimes deactivated and grouped together...

paint the tape

paint the tape  v. phr.— «Tuesday’s closing prices were particularly important to money managers who report their performance based on quarterly figures, and suspicions of “painting the tape”—buying shares at the end of the day to drive up...

cog

cog  n.— «The drugs, known as “cognition enhancers” could improve brain performance in a number of ways, from sharpening short-term memory and increasing speed of thought. The Academy of Medical Sciences has already advised...