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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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Al Husseini also said that he believed that world oil would peak at 95 million barrels per day in 2015.
When former oil executive Colin Campbell, the dean of the peak oil doomsayers, warned that the end of cheap oil was only a few years away, he was easy to dismiss.
To make kriging maps as contour maps showing the timing of peak ILI activity, we performed the following steps.
The polystyrene spectrum has dominant peaks at 2,926 and 2,851 [cm.
Bragg peaks from ground-and-polished alumina surfaces were investigated with 8 keV x rays at incidence angles from 0.
Formerly Tod Mountain, Sun Peaks Resort was purchased by Nippon Cable in 1992.
Just the kind of peak led to the discovery of the buckyball, one of a class of cage-like carbon molecules called fullerenes that has riveted the chemistry, physics and materials science communities for almost two years (SN: 8/24/91, p.
Specimen #1A is obviously damaged to the naked eye, and shows a peak temperature drop of 40 %.
These difficulties are avoided in the "Virtual WDS" program (8), which contains a complete database of experimental spectra from which a visual display of a given elemental peak and any potentially interfering peaks of other elements is generated.
The volume fraction of material in a particular textured population is characterized by joining together the results of two diffraction measurements, the first being the intensity of a Bragg peak diffracted by the textured planes, and the second being the width of the texture profile measured using that peak.
The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the second oldest motorsports event in the United States.
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.