MATTER --Any physical entity that possesses
KINETIC ENERGY --Energy that a mass
possesses by virtue of its motion.
KNEE (OF A CURVE) --An abrupt change
METEOROLOGY AUTOMATED SYSTEM
in direction between two fairly straight segments
FOR UNIFORM RECALL AND REPORTING
of a curve.
(MEASURE) --The Navy data processing system
designed to provide a standardized system for the
LAG --The amount one wave is behind
recall, scheduling, and documenting of test
another in time; expressed in electrical degrees.
LAMINATED CORE --A core built up from
MEGGER. --A test instrument used to
LEAD --The opposite of LAG. Also, a wire
MEGOHM --A million ohms.
LEAD-ACID CELL --A cell in an ordinary
METER --A device used to measure a specific
storage battery in which electrodes are grids of
quantity, such as current, voltage, or frequency.
lead containing an active material consisting of
METER MOVEMENT --The part of the
meter that moves to indicate some value.
or plates are immersed in an electrolyte of diluted
METER SHUNT --A resistor placed in
parallel with the meter terminals; used to provide
LINE OF FORCE --A line in an electric or
increased range capability.
magnetic field that shows the direction of the
MICRO --A prefix meaning one-millionth.
LOAD --The power that is being delivered by
any power-producing device. The equipment that
MICROFICHE --A film negative card (fiche)
uses the power from the power-producing device.
developed for many purposes throughout the
Navy where microfilming is used to reduce
LOGIC CIRCUITS --Digital computer
amounts of paper documents.
circuits used to store information signals and/or
to perform logical operations on those signals.
10 meter. Formerly a micron.
MAGNETIC AMPLIFIER --A saturable
reactor-type device that is used in a circuit to
amplify or control.
MIL --The diameter of a conductor equal to
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT --The complete path
1/1000 (.001) inch.
of magnetic lines of force.
MIL-FOOT --A unit of measurement for
MAGNETIC FIELD --The space in which a
conductors (diameter of 1 mil, 1 foot in length).
magnetic force exists.
MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS (MILSPEC) --
MAGNETIC FLUX --The total number of
Technical requirements and standards adopted by
lines of force issuing from a pole of a magnet.
the Department of Defense (DoD) that must be
met by vendors selling materials to DoD.
MAGNETIZE --To convert a material into a
magnet by causing the molecules to rearrange.
MILITARY STANDARDS (MILSTD) --
Standards of performance for components or
MAGNETO --A generator that produces
equipment that must be met to be acceptable for
alternating current and has a permanent magnet
as its field.