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recess

 [re´ses, re-ses´]
a small, empty space or cavity.
epitympanic recess a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also attic and epitympanum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·cess

(rē'ses), [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA]
[L. recessus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA] .
[L. recessus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
[L. recessus]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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where [k.sub.1], [k.sub.2] are soil bearing characteristic parameters, h is the sinkage, n is the soil deformation index, and b is the wheel width.
Key Words: Finite element method; Soil sinkage; Soil compaction; Multiple loadings; Elastoplastic; Drucker-Prager
Sinkage is apparently worst around the centre of the island where key airport facilities are housed, according to The Associated Press.
A wreath with faded artificial flowers and a figure of the Sacred Heart in the middle is at the head of the grave, which is showing signs of sinkage.
These investigations were made in the interest of preventing subsidence (or sinkage) similar to the I-70 collapse from occurring again while the inventory and risk assessment process was being developed.
Since it will have no pilings and will be connected to the foundation by nothing other than gravity - which initially mystified the Kauai building permit officials who approved the project - the structure's tolerance for sinkage is said to be a mere eighth of an inch.
These include: No weeds No sinkage of the area No stains Virtually maintenance free It can't be carted away like traditional York stone paving - something imprinted concrete can replicate very well.
The plate sinkage test (Alexandrou and Earl 1995) and confined compression test (Koolen 1974) are both constant loading-rate tests and time-effective.
Some of this land was formerly a part of the lake and is susceptible to sinkage. Furthermore, said Luege, the area is highly vulnerable to flooding from intense storms.
The computed values of total resistance, trim, and sinkage, in even keel condition, are compared with experimental values [11] and found in reasonable agreement.