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terrain,

n the fertile ground for all function (i.e., physical, mental, social, and environmental) of a human being; the environment in which disease may develop. See also typology, constitution, and morphology.
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A critical omission in previous research efforts is the failure to tie key terrain to objectives or missions.
The nesting of grids allows modelingof terrain on several levels of detail.
Appareo's worldwide, three-arc-per-second terrain database was produced by NASA during its Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
By making slight adjustments to terrain analysis as outlined in FM 2-01.
The 2011 GMC Terrain boasts a six-speed transmission, 3.
The new Terrain brings GMC's history of innovation and engineering excellence into a smaller, fuel-efficient package for today's buyer," said Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president.
At the terrain parks, they're starting to put science into the equation to make sure jumps are properly prepared, to make sure there are good landing areas.
The flight lead had already started his descent when the wingman asked if he knew the terrain elevation under the holding area.
The maximum speed limit for tow cables is 5 mph no matter what the terrain.
The new Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale attempts to measure how risky the landscape is from the perspective of avalanche hazards.
Concealed physically by the rising terrain, and proportionally by its scaleless articulation of form, it effortlessly absorbs 3200 people in its vast submerged auditorium, and no doubt similar numbers in its raised exhibition space; two distinctly different inner worlds with sci-fi white foyers below and flexible black exhibition space above.
At the time of going to A press, US contractor Boeing is reported to have completed first phase air testing of BAE Systems' TERPROM(R) Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) aboard its C-17 strategic transport aircraft.