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abrupt

adjective Suddenly, unexpected.
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Mounting verification INPUT: motion summary table OUTPUT: "true" or "false" mounting true_mount = true_mount_up = true_mount_down = NO; compute the "normalized" number of motion pixels for each frame from motion summary table; select mount-up frame; select mount-down frame; if (change abruptness of the mount-up motion=YES) { true_mount_up = YES; if (change abruptness of the mount-down motion=YES) { true_mount_down = YES; true_mount = YES; if (mount_duration> 1.5 s) mount_type = mount-accept; else mount_type = mount-reject; } } 4.
Nonetheless, on the aggressiveness/ abruptness variable, we found that men (M = 9.19) were more aggressive or abrupt in their driving than women (M = 8.34), F(1, 160) = 4.70, p = .03, [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = .03, although the effect size was apparently quite small.
Bahmad's paintings are more classical than all the other works on show in "Compilation 013." These seven oils -- bearing such titles as "Figs," "Childhood" and "Cactus" -- have an aspect of abruptness about their composition, the brushstrokes appearing to have been applied in haste.
"The timing and abruptness of those resignations, along with the subsequent restatement, indicates that something was known to be amiss by the board as early as March."
The abruptness would mean that, as astronomers look farther into the early universe, the number of supernovae should drop precipitously, with vast numbers of stars sitting around waiting for the assembly line to start up.
Opinion polls over the weekend showed a majority of Greeks opposed the shutdown, due rather to its abruptness - screens went black a few hours after the announcement, cutting off newscasters mid-sentence - than to the decision itself.
Many Greeks have long viewed the broadcaster as a wasteful source of patronage jobs for political parties, but the abruptness with which ERT was taken off air took many by surprise.
Susan Sarandon plays a flirty librarian with affectionate abruptness and Liv Tyler delivers a lovely comic turn as Frank's hippy daughter Madison.
The sadness of losing a child consumes the family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan), their daughter 15-year-old Chloe (Charlotte Beaumont) and Beth's mum Liz (Susan Brown) as they attempt to cope with their grief, everyday normal life and the abruptness of the unwarranted attention heaped upon them.
There is something in Nihat's face and an occasional abruptness that tell us he has some deep-seeded demons of his own.
LCWR was caught off-guard by the abruptness of the announcement, which followed only by minutes a meeting the LCWR leadership team had had with Vatican officials.
With confusing abruptness, the story wraps up but without any real climax or epiphany.