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1. Distance from the surface downward.
2. Degree (of understanding of a concept or ability to reason, that is, depth of comprehension).
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Distance from the surface downward.
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1. Distance from the surface downward.
2. Degree (of understanding of a concept or ability to reason, i.e., depth of comprehension).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about depth

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

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Considering the significant traction, the market is garnering currently, Market Research Future (MRFR) in its recently published study analysis asserts that the global Depth Sensing market is poised to reach the valuation of USD 7.43 BN by 2023, registering 11.64% CAGR throughout the forecast period (2017 - 2023).
Depth sensing process involves measuring the distance of an object with the help of a depth sensor.
Until 1942, the depth charge was the only weapon that could be used against a submerged submarine.
Depth charges were dropped in various patterns to give the best chances of success.
Perry's fundamental teachings of speed and depth control, however, remain paramount for today's those.
In general, there are two main algorithms in contemporary depth up-sampling research: global up-sampling such as markov random field (MRF)-based image modeling [9-16] and local processing methods like filter-based depth map up-sampling [2-8,17,18].
Key words: Emergence, phosphorus, phytomass, remobilization, sink, source, sowing depth, Zea mays.
In this study, GPR imaging characteristics in different radius and depth of the object were simulated by finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, and we employed GprMax software.
In order to provide the theoretical basis for the study on the micropit depth's effect on the textured port plate's tribology performance, the effect of the micropit depth on the oil film loading carrying capacity should be studied by the numerical computation, which can be referred to in the related literature [18, 19].
Manual methods can offer the highest quality conversion results but need per-pixel depth assignment precisely which is most time consuming and costly.
The broad bathymetric distribution of sablefish is thought to arise from an ontogenetic migration to progressively deeper depths with age, on the basis of increasing proportions of mature fish at greater depths (Fujiwara and Hankin, 1988), increasing mean length with depth (Hunter et al., 1989), and increasing abundances of older or larger fish with depth (Saunders et al., 1997; Sigler et al., 1997; Jacobson et al., 2001; Head et al., 2014; Johnson et al.
Lobe 2 and lobe 3 are provided with a rectangular pressure dam of depth [D.sub.d] and width (axial length) [D.sub.w].