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backsight Tweet Definition of backsight Like Definition of backsight on Facebook
noun 
  1. The rear sight of a firearm.
  2. (surveying) A measurement or reading taken back towards a point of known elevation, used to calculate the height of the theodolite.
  3. (surveying) A measurement of a previously shot point, used to set the angle to zero when occupying a new position.
verb 
  1. (surveying) To shoot a backsight.
     
base Tweet Definition of base Like Definition of base on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
  2. The starting point of a logical deduction or thought.
  3. A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
  4. The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
  5. (chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
  6. A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek
  7. (architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
  8. (baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand in safety.
  9. (biology, biochemistry) A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
  10. (botany) The end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
  11. (electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a transistor.
  12. (geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
  13. (mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.
The logarithm to 2 of 8 is 3.
  1. (topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
adjective  (baser, basest)
base (more base, most base)
  1. low
  2. inferior
  3. immoral
  4. common
     
bearing Tweet Definition of bearing Like Definition of bearing on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
  2. (nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and that of true north; subject to variation and deviation when taken by a magnetic compass
  3. relevance, Relevance; a relationship or connection.
That has no on this issue.
  1. One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
She walks with a confident, self-assured .
  1. (Often in plural:bearings) direction, Direction or relative position.
verb 
  1. Present participle of to bear.
adjective 
  1. Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load; as, a bearing wall.
     

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