Reserve Capacity: RC The number of minutes it takes to discharge a battery to 10.5 volts by 25-amp discharge at 80°F.

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Regional Citizens Advisory Council

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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Receiver(s)

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RDF

Radio Direction Finder

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RDF

Radio Direction Finder.

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RE

Regulatory Evaluation

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A definite portion of a stream channel, commonly taken between two gauging stations, but may be taken between any two specified points.

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(1) A point of sail between close-hauled and a run, with the wind coming from abeam. (2) A distance, or fetch. (3) Straight stretch of water between two bends in a river or channel.

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Any point of sail with the wind coming from the side of the boat. If the wind is coming from directly over the side, it is a beam reach. If the wind is coming from forward of abeam it is a close reach. If the wind is coming from over the quarter, it is ca ...

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A metal that readily combines with oxygen at elevated temperatures to form very stable oxides, for example, titanium, zirconium, and beryllium. Reactive metals may also become embrittled by the interstitial absorption of oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen.

The electrical power that oscillates between the magnetic field of an inductor and the electrical field of a capacitor. Reactive power is never converted to non-electrical power. Calculated as the square root of the difference between the square of the ki ...

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An expression used to the crew to indicate that the boat is about to tack.

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The unit price of a good or service estimated from some base year in order to provide a consistent means of comparison.

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The actual time during which physical events take place.

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Under ICC and common law, the requirement that a rate not be higher than is necessary to reimburse the carrier for the actual cost of transporting the traffic and allow a fair profit.

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A scale with the ice point at zero degrees and the boiling point of water at 80 degrees, with pressure of one atmosphere.

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An illegal form of discounting or refunding that has the net effect of lowering the tariff price. See also Malpractice.

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The extension of an air actuator beyond its design height.

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Recapitulation of the terms and conditions agreed

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