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1. lying in one plane; having an even surface.
2. having little or no resonance.
3. slightly below the normal pitch of a musical tone.


adjective Referring to a sound without resonance.

Vox populi
adjective Referring to a horizontal surface without irregularities or significant curvature.


1. Level and smooth.
2. Of a line on a chart, horizontal.
3. In psychology, lacking in expressive range.
4. In electrocardiography, isoelectric.

Patient discussion about flat

Q. what does the term flat affect means?

A. "Flat affect: A severe reduction in emotional expressiveness. People with depression and schizophrenia often show flat affect. A person with schizophrenia may not show the signs of normal emotion, perhaps may speak in a monotonous voice, have diminished facial expressions, and appear extremely apathetic. Also known as blunted affect."

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Q. Can flat feet be repaired by surgery? I have flat feet and I’m looking for all sorts of treatments for it- I heard there is a surgery for it- is it helpful?

A. As far as I know- they don’t treat flat feet that are asymptomatic. So first of all check if it bothers you. secondly there are 2 kinds of flat feet- rigid and flexible. There are different and treated differently. Not always a surgery (which is very painful and costly) is needed– I went to a Rolf method therapist by the advice of my orthopedic and it’s much better now. Ask an orthopedic.

Q. I think my son has flat foot, how to tell for sure? I didn't notice it before, he is 3 years old now and all shoes hurt him. Does it mean he has flat foot? what else can it be?

A. Pes planus (flat foot) is not a rare condition in toddlers, and may resolves spontaneously as the child grows. It is diagnosed clinically, i.e. by a doctor such as pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and radiographs are not universally indicated

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05mm steeper than the flattest K to minimise flexure and achieve good acuity with a spherical lens --as a guide, fit steeper than flattest K by a third of the difference between the two working K readings.
The flattest, safest and most predictable landing area is roughly five feet onto the brown.
But not even Zimbabwe would be bowled out twice on what is the flattest of batting tracks.
Despite being set in one of the country's flattest areas, the MoD said it replicated "as closely as possible" the scenestroops would face on the frontline.
This insures that whether controlled manually or via Automatic Profile Control, the resultant film profile is the flattest possible.
The trip away to Somerset was a particular challenge for the bowlers on what is most likely to be the flattest wicket in the country, but it did allow the top order to get some time at the crease once they overcame the early challenge of the damp surface.
The 232-kilometer stage from Cholet to Chateauroux is the longest and flattest stage of the race.
As well as being the only country in the world that is also a continent, Australia is the smallest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent.
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The autowalks will be based on KONE's new InnoTrack technology, which KONE brands "world's flattest autowalk technology".
Shoaib Akhtar (5-71) and Danish Kaneria (4-52) condemned them to a 2-0 series defeat on the flattest of Lahore tracks yesterday.
To make the challenge more difficult, I'm currently living in Denmark, which is one of the flattest countries in the world.