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ev·a·nes·cent

(ev'ă-nes'ent),
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]

ev·a·nes·cent

(evă-nesĕnt)
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]

evanescent

(ĕv″ă-nĕs′ĕnt) [L. evanescere, to vanish]
Not permanent; of brief duration.

ev·a·nes·cent

(evă-nesĕnt)
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]
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When the cladding is replaced by an absorbing media, the transmitted power is reduced and the intensity of evanescent wave is decreased.
Evanescent should find these conditions more to his liking and appears to have been leniently treated by the handicapper, who has left the gelding on the same mark.
They are forward wave modes, backward wave modes, evanescent wave modes and complex wave modes.
The superresolution imaging process can be described as follows: at first, the amplitude of each evanescent wave ([absolute value of [k.
It's a pity the snow spirit is as evanescent as the white stuff itself.
Even Yeats allowed himself to dwell within specific, individual emotions, and these are often unclear or evanescent in Clifton's work.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- As the latest in a continuing progression of NASA supersonics research projects aimed at reducing or mitigating the effect of sonic booms, the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project will help engineers better understand evanescent waves, an acoustic phenomenon that occurs at the very edges or just outside of the cone or envelope where sonic booms are heard.
His account pivots on the evanescent wave, explaining it as a physical phenomenon and as the basis for ATR spectroscopy.
We find that the angular spectrum is indeed a superposition of traveling and evanescent waves as shown in Figure 1.
Sometimes trials follow months later, but more often than not nothing more is heard and the report appears to be just another of the regime's evanescent claims.
Framing Kaufmann's contributions were two maritime works, Britten's Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia combining excitement with an eerie sense of atmosphere (the complete Peter Grimes is worth considering), and Debussy's La Mer evanescent, dancing and whitehorse-flecked in Nelsons' deft hands and with Marie-Christine Zupancic's important flute contributions - and fortunately Nelsons didn't use the excised little trumpet fanfares which some conductors like to restore near the end of the finale.