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Pumping Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
a. & n. from pump.
(p. pr. & vb. n.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\pump"ing\, a. & n. from pump.
engine, a steam engine and pump combined for raising water. see steam engine.
duplex pumping engine
1. a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
(hypernym) mechanical device
(hyponym) air pump, vacuum pump
(part-holonym) fuel system
(part-meronym) cylinder, piston chamber
2. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
(synonym) heart, ticker
(hypernym) internal organ, viscus
(hyponym) athlete's heart
(part-holonym) circulatory system, cardiovascular system
(part-meronym) coronary artery, arteria coronaria
3. a low-cut shoe without fastenings
(hyponym) spectator pump, spectator
1. operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
(hypernym) wield, handle
2. deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy"
3. draw or pour with a pump
(hypernym) draw, take out
4. supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
5. flow intermittently
(hypernym) spurt, spirt, gush, spout
6. move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
(hypernym) move, displace
7. raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump
(hypernym) raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
8. question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information"
(hypernym) question, query
Pumping Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
The action of an oscillator that provides cyclic inputs to an oscillating reaction device. Note: Examples of pumping are the action that results in amplification of a signal by a parametric amplifier, and the action that provides a laser or maser with an input signal at the appropriate frequency to sustain stimulated emission.
Undesirable and objectionable gain or background noise level changes in a companding system. A slower, somewhat less noticeable form is called breathing.
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Moxie International's Glossary of Concrete Terms
(of Pavements) The ejection of a mixture of water and solid materials such as clay or silt along cracks, transverse or longitudinal joints, and along pavement edges caused by downward slab movement due to the passage of heavy loads, machinery or equipment over the pavement after free water has accumulated in or on the subbase, subgrade or basecourse.
Pumping Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Pumping can refer to:
- The operation of a pump, for moving a liquid from one location to another
- The use of a breast pump or milking machine for extraction of milk
- Gastric lavage The process of cleaning the contents of the stomach
- Pumping (oil well), injecting chemicals into a wellbore
- Pumping (computer systems), the number of times data is transmitted per clock cycle
- Pump (skateboarding), a process by which longboard skateboarders accelerate without pushing off of the ground
- Pumping lemma in the theory of formal languages
- An artifact of audio dynamic range compression
- Optical pumping, a process in which light is used to raise electrons from a lower energy level in an atom or molecule to a higher one
- Weight training ("pumping iron"): building muscle by exercising with weights
- Pumping (audio), a creative misuse of dynamic range compression
- Sexual intercourse
- "Pumping (My Heart)", a song by Patti Smith Group
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Pumping Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary Of Windsurfing Terminology
Pumping the rig back and forth creates wind in the sail and gets a board going faster in lighter airs, or gives extra acceleration to get a board onto the plane in stronger conditions.