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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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So it's business as usual, with the politicians in denial, until we finally see the oil peak in the rear-view mirror.
This procedure smoothed the data and simplified identification of the seasonal peak (7).
The diene content in EPDM is customarily less than 10%, and infrared peaks due to this component are thus very weak.
The temperature was increased rapidly to the desired growth temperature, and a few diffraction peaks monitored by scanning the nine detectors over 2.
Since I don't like to ski in the fog, and I don't like to ski on Sierra concrete, Sun Peaks was my kind of place.
Any hiker thrilled by the first sight of a snow-topped mountain rising up out of the surrounding countryside knows how chemists feel when they come across their own kind of "magic peak.
For further analysis, we normalized the peak temperature differences using specimen #4B, which had no damage and had the largest peak temperature difference.
For very small peaks the lowest statistical uncertainty for a given total counting time is obtained if the time used for measuring background is the same as for the peak.
B], it is best suited to the analysis of relatively sharp axisymmetric (fiber) texture, although the selection of high Bragg angle peaks allows relatively large orientation ranges to be probed.
This production growth will come through the continued development of the Twin Peaks Mine in western Arizona and does not take into account potential acquisitions.
Analysts enter the peak parameters from their own fits at the web site, and then receive an on-line analysis of their results in terms of bias and random error.