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peak

(pēk),
The top or upper limit of a graphic tracing or of any variable.
[M.E. peke, pike, fr. Sp. pico, beak, fr. L. picus, magpie]

peak

(pēk) the top or upper limit of a graphic tracing or of any variable.
kilovolts peak  (kVp) the highest kilovoltage used in producing a radiograph.

peak

Etymology: ME, pec
the amount of medication in the blood that represents the highest level during a drug administration cycle.

peak

noun A popular term for the acme of a sexual climax.

verb To reach the acme of a sexual climax.

peak

(pēk)
The top or upper limit of a graphic tracing or of any variable.
[M.E. peke, pike, fr. Sp. pico, beak, fr. L. picus, magpie]

peak

(pēk)
The top or upper limit of a graphic tracing or of any variable.
[M.E. peke, pike, fr. Sp. pico, beak, fr. L. picus, magpie]

peak,

n the buccal, outer high point of the normal interproximal tissue that rises to a peak; connected interdentally to a lingual peak by a triangular ridge, with a depression termed a
col.
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domestic oil production in the lower 48 states would peak around 1970 and begin to decline.
Simmons, who believes that major producers Iran, Iraq (yes, Iraq), Kuwait, Venezuela and Indonesia are "highly likely" to have passed peak, claims that it's more likely that he'll be living on the moon in 2025 than for Saudi Arabia to be producing 22 million barrels of oil per day.
Hard data is surprisingly rare in the oil industry, and production forecasts range all over the map, but if forced at gunpoint to provide a firm answer, most mainstream analysts would probably hazard a guess that oil production will peak in 10 or 15 years at around 100 million bpd.
The first peak arose from one predominant viral agent and was bigger than the second peak in the 1996-97 season, with a bimodal curve.
The most intense peak is the carbonyl between 1,730 and 1,737 [cm.
As is well known, problems arise because of the limitations of powder data caused by peak overlap and, usually in the case of x ray, weak statistics at high angle, limiting the amount of crystallographic information that can be reliably extracted.
They are survived by daughters Virginia Reed of Bigfork, Deanna Martin of Mansfield, Texas, Cheryl Taylor of Sacramento, son David Peak of Bigfork, 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
But when they reacted the hydrocarbons with metal atoms other than titanium, they found that each metal led to a new peak at a slightly different location than the original one.
The thermal conductivity in this direction is so much lower than for the fiber direction, there are no peaks even after 30 s, as the heat is preferentially transferred away in a different path.
Marin County, California-based East Peak Advisors, LLC, Investment Banking for the Innovation Economy(sm), delivers outstanding value to small- to mid-cap-sized clients in the wireless, Internet, security, storage & networking, and visual computing sectors who are seeking a trusted advisor regarding a major financial or strategic transaction.
For low concentrations, some of the advantage conferred by the gain in intensity is therefore counteracted by the decrease in peak to background ratio.
Robinson's invaluable guidebook ``Trails of the Angeles,'' the peak got its moniker from the ``wags at Switzer's Camp back in the 1880s who fancied a resemblance to a strawberry standing on its stem.