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Earth science

Any of several geological sciences that are concerned with the earth, its origins, and all of its various structures and physical forms and phenomena.

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Response frame

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, all frames that may be transmitted by a secondary station.

Bit-by-bit asynchronous operation

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, an operation in which manual, semiautomatic, or automatic shifts in the data modulation rate are accomplished by gating or slewing the clock modulation rate. ...

Exception condition

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, the condition assumed by a device when it receives a command that it cannot execute.

Accept

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, the condition assumed by a primary or secondary station upon correct receipt of a frame for processing.

Bidirectional asymmetry

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, the condition that exists when information flow characteristics are different in each direction.

Respond opportunity

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, the link level logical control condition during which a given secondary station may transmit a response.

Degree of isochronous distortion

Telecommunications; General telecom

In data transmission, the ratio of (a) the absolute value of the maximum measured difference between the actual and the theoretical intervals separating any two significant ...

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