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mire

 [mēr] (Fr.)
a figure on the arm of an ophthalmometer, the image of which is reflected on the cornea; used to measure corneal astigmatism.

mire

(mēr),
One of the test objects in the ophthalmometer; its image (also called a mire), mirrored on the corneal surface, is measured to determine the radii of curvature of the cornea.
[L. miror, pp. -atus, to wonder at]

MIRE

Abbreviation for:
Major Incident Response Executive

mire

(mēr)
One of the test objects in the ophthalmometer; its image (also called a mire), mirrored on the corneal surface, is measured to determine the radii of curvature of the cornea.
[L. miror, pp. -atus, to wonder at]

mire

A pattern used in an optical instrument to guide the observer. Examples: the luminous pattern seen in a keratometer; the two half-circles seen in an applanation tonometer.
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In recent years the studies have focussed on the processes occurring in the top 50-cm layer of mires and on their vegetation, while less attention has been paid to the genesis of peat and hydrological conditions, i.e.
Britain holds approximately 13% of the world resource of blanket bog so the mires are especially important.
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Paludification is the main process of initial peatland formation in Estonia as ca 70% of mires have formed due to paludification and only one third of mires through infilling (Allikvee & Ilomets 1995).
Blocking of drainage ditches affecting 670 ha of mire habitats at Kamanos;
From the total number of species that have been recorded in mires, about 71% (148 species) were evaluated as obligatory species for mires, among them 34 liverworts and 114 mosses.
Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, Mires was a principal and owner of The Mires Collaborative, LLC, a corporate organizational development and training firm in Austin, Texas.
Once again many of the 12,000 year old Mires' glinting ponds are brimming with dragonflies, while plants such as bog asphodel, sundews and sphagnum moss have been boosted, along with the prospects for wading birds like dunlin and curlew.
In a semi-annual newsletter to parents and alumni, Mires said the card also would be used to check out library materials and make long-distance calls.
By Charlene Mires. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.