penetrating power


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penetrating power

The capacity of a lens to see into an object.
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At elevated service temperature, some non-ATF fluids act as a solvent to rubber compounds, with high penetrating power. Such fluids extract unattached ingredients away from the rubber, leaving the seal to shrink excessively (figure 3b).
He has a tremendous work-rate with tremendous penetrating power. He improves technically every year and will be a very good player.
The Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., will test a supersonic combustion ramjet--scramjet--designed to improve the penetrating power of tank guns.
After all, globalization today--the rapidly expanding domination of all forms of culture by market forces and the penetrating power of communications--continues patterns of development that began much earlier in the West, and most conspicuously in the United States.
When Campbell took a line-out possession the Blues drove into the Chester defence with a penetrating power play that only a penalty infringement halted.
Depleted uranium is used in anti-armor munitions because of its high penetrating power.
Consequently, kinetic energy, not draw weight, is the key indicator of a bow's penetrating power.
Beta radiation has more limited penetrating power and is easily shielded, allowing for more active sources that keep treatment time to a minimum.
He writes of the fear, the celebration, the marching, the singing, and finally the climatic speech by Martin Luther King Jr.: "He spoke slowly, with conviction, and with enormous, penetrating power. His phrases were like explanations that went beyond the realm of doubt."
To help overcome this problem, ultrasonic transducer manufacturers can design special transducer configurations or increase the penetrating power of the ultrasonic sound wave.
AS YOU step off the plane the hot, damp air hits your lungs with the penetrating power of a steam bath.
After all, the prophets knew how to speak bluntly and with penetrating power - and Jesus was such a prophet, unafraid to name evil for what it was and to stand up to injustice.