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The displacement of the image of an object occurring when viewing across the borderline between two portions of different power in a bifocal or trifocal lens. The jump is eliminated by placing the optical centres on the dividing line; the lens is then called a no jump bifocal (e.g. a monocentric bifocal with a straight dividing line) (Fig. J1). Syn. image jump; prismatic jump. See monocentric.
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing lineenlarge picture
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing line
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Damascus says it will not respond to the accusations until a complete report is issued by the meeting; the IAEA spokeswoman prefers waiting for the results to come out instead of jumping to conclusions. Jumping to conclusions and leaking information, however, had come from the agency itself this time although the watchdog's performance is supposed to be objective and free of any political exploitation.
Summary: The United Nations peacekeeping force in South Lebanon has warned against "jumping to conclusions" over whether its soldiers were the intended target of a suspected bomb attack thwarted by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) earlier this month.
But jumping to conclusions is the way some people operate.
When a friend of victim's advocate Tate McCormik is murdered, McCormik is certain the killer was an enraged domestic violence group member, while Detective Joe Healey knows that jumping to conclusions is ill-advised at best.
The investigators described police work as % sedentary occupation with an occasional need to respond to high physical demands." Such as, perhaps, wading through paperwork (100 cal), throwing one's weight around (200 cal), or jumping to conclusions (300 cal)?
The investigators described police work as "a sedentary occupation with an occasional need to respond to high physical demands." Such as, perhaps, jumping to conclusions (100 cal), throwing their weight around (200 cal), or wading through paperwork (300 cal)?
Jumping to conclusions; the falling-third cadences in chant, polyphony, and recitative.
He says educators should consider the source of the study before jumping to conclusions.
ALEX Hamilton, the Wrexham FC owner, last night accused the town's MP Ian Lucas of jumping to conclusions about a land deal allowing him to acquire the freehold of the club's Racecourse.
"We must avoid stigmatizing anyone or jumping to conclusions," he told Europe 1 radio.
The material makes for wonderful discussion matter, and reinforces the significance of honesty and carefully researching the facts before forming an opinion or jumping to conclusions. Sunnie Grant, Dover, NH
Not jumping to conclusions means listening to what the resident is really concerned about and then responding to it rather than assuming the obvious.